Motherboard: GB Z68MA D2H B3
CPU: i5 2400 (standard clock I believe)
Graphics card: GB Radeon HD 6870 (GV-R687OC-1GD)
RAM: 4GB G-Skill 2x2gb dual channel
PSU: Seasonic 660w modular power supply
Chassis: Silverstone Fortress 02
HDD: Hitachi 2TB SATA 3.0 7200RPM
So, my issue is that just about any game I've been trying to play recently (BF3, Mirror's Edge and Alan Wake that just came out) just freezes on a frame but performs pretty awesome otherwise. Sometimes the screen goes black and my monitor stops getting a signal. I'm kinda pointing a finger at my GPU but with this chassis' cooling and the card being pretty new it seems odd.
hwinfo is what I use, simpler versions are hwmonitor and speedfan, more advanced ones MSI afterburner and EVGA tool.. (forget the exact name) I think asus also makes something but I cannot remember the name for that either.
This solution worked for me:
- Start AMD VISION Engine Control Center
- Click on Performance
- Click on Graphics Overdrive
- Enable Graphics OverDrive
- Enable manual fan control
- I set it to 40% (usually the speed is 24% - 28%
I played a bit over an hour without problems, after that I took a break...
Okay, so I've taken logs over games in League of Legends that took as low as 30 minutes to one game that was one hour (3 games). The GPU is at around 33~34 degrees before the game and then in game it bounces between around 47 and 50 with peaks at 51 and one time it hit 52 degrees. No crashes no lag nothing, it was great. Any thoughts on those temps? Are those fine?
NOTE: I used this as a benchmark since I have yet to have the hanging in LoL that I had in Alan Wake, Mirror's Edge or BF3.
EDIT: My zero load temp has gone down to around 30~31 degrees.
turn on amd overdrive in the ccc 3d perfomance panel. and set the manual fan speed to 37-47 percent your max temp should be less than 72... if its not then up the fan speed till your around 70'c
also get the latest 12.2 beta performance drivers.
That's in MSI Afterburner. Subsequently it went down to 30~31 degrees after I turned the intake fans on my Silverstone FT02 onto the high setting and then cleaned the dust filters on them. I don't know. I always go all out on my case so it has a lot of cooling. Case I had several years ago was the Silverstone TJ07 and that was great. The FT02 is even better since it's designed for better heat management.
NOTE: I waited 10 minutes everytime I changed something to make sure it was a stable temp and not a fluke.
Damn, 90+ degrees is harsh. I run LoL on all high settings and peak at 52 degrees. I'm gonna try BF3 later or Alan Wake and see how those do. If the GPU seems all clear after that I'm gonna start poking at my CPU