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ATI 5750 running hot on stock speed

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June 24, 2010 12:18:00 AM

So, I have some games that for some reason drive my 5750 up a wall. Borderlands, Modern Warfare 2, and Burnout Paradise, at max settings, 1024x768 res, push it to a max of 78 degrees Celsius. Is that way too hot, because I run it with 60% fan speed. It stays in the 50's for every other game with those settings. Modern Warfare, Team Fortress 2, Tribes, all run perfect. So is it just a question of turning down the settings or what? Any and all help is appreciated.

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June 24, 2010 2:27:30 AM

do you have a case that you can mount a 120 MM fan on the side panel. my 5770 was doing the same until I applied arctic silver 5 on the GPU and installed a 120 MM fan on the side panel of my case. when I did that the temps dropped like a rock.
June 24, 2010 2:49:20 AM

Well, I already have an 80mm side fan, an 80mm rear fan, a 120mm rear fan and a 120mm front fan. Would a 120mm side fan really do the trick? I'll try that, and I'll get some Arctic Silver 5 too. Thanks for the suggestions. By the way, how will I go about applying the thermal paste to the graphics card?
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June 24, 2010 3:27:08 AM

you tube video on the ATI GPU put a small anout on the heat spreader of the gpu do not get it on the green PCB it self you will need a jeweler's screw drivers set to remove the heat sink. The heat spreader is the silver plate in the middle of the GPU it self
June 24, 2010 3:38:13 AM

OK, I'll order some when I can and follow those instructions. Thanks a lot!
July 28, 2010 2:04:54 PM

What type of case do you have? Micro ATX or Mid Tower?

I had a similar problem. I had a Micro ATX case with a 5770 and the idle temp was ~55'C-60'C and when gaming it went from ~80'C - 98'C.

After switching to a mid tower and adding an intake fan, my temps dropped to about ~33'C-38'C when idling and usually in ~ 50's and rarely into 60s'C when gaming.

Maybe post a pic of the inside of your case.

Here is the Cooler Master 120mm green led fan I got (this ones green mine is blue) I used this as my intake fan:
|$9.99 |90 CFM 2000 RPM @ 19 dBa

Same one in Red- Cooler Master 120mm Red LED Case Fan

The Noctua fan was rated 54.36 CFM 1300 RPM @ 19.8 dBa and

July 28, 2010 2:40:27 PM


I was asking the OP.

But in any case, nice case :)  What temps do you get with your setup?
July 28, 2010 4:57:14 PM

for some reason i cant post pictures on this forum

try this link

cpu runs at 45c full load

5770 runs at 60c

applied arctic silver to 5770 to bring temps down to 60c

i am running a unlocked 4 th core on a amd phenom 2 x3 720 and over over clocked it to 3.5 GHZ
and stable.
July 28, 2010 8:03:21 PM

Take a look at my config. I play MW2 multi player at 1920x1080 everything maxed out and my temps run in the high 40'sc for the 5750 and 30c for the CPU when I leave the side case open and in the low 50'sc for the 5750 and 31c for the CPU with the case closed. I read in this forum a while back that the 5750 can run at 90c with no problem and that temps in the 60s were common. My idle temps are 32c for the 5750 and 23c for the CPU. The ambiant room temp is 15c ( 59f ). One other thing. When I play MW2 or any other game, I enable the manual fan control and set it at 100%. If I don't do this the temps for the 5750 go up about 5c when playing. ....... 7/29/2010 and I just got an Email from Saphire tech support stating that the safe operating temps are 0~105c on my HD 5750.
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August 4, 2010 10:15:01 AM

Nihilius, it seems more like a card issue... or case for that matter, ask the cards manufaturer (tech support) And if you really did think about buying that fan, your wasting your money, the only reason Noctua fan's are expensive is because they can be used as great CPU Heatsink fans and that they are "quiet". Just go with this fan if you really are thinking about getting a side panel fan.

It may say 19dBa i can assure you it is a tiny bit louder, but if you have your speakers on or headphones on you wouldn't even hear it at 100%, plus it moves ALOT of air. Shipping is just the downside though, you basically pay 3 more $.
June 27, 2011 5:09:06 PM

Did not know where he is from.