ASUS 4870 Problems, Possibly heat?

Hey folks,

So today i bought the game call of duty, world at war. I was playing for like 30 minutes, then suddenly my screen went black and all it said was the monitor's: No video input.

So i guess this MUST be a graph card problem right?
specs:

p5q-pro motherboard
intel E8400 @ 3.0 ghz
4gb kingston hyperx @ 1066mhz
ASUS EAH4870 Dark Knight 1G
OCZ ModXStream 700W

So i rebooted the PC, no problems with booting/again no video signal.
Downloaded Fur Mark, and let it run for about 3 minutes
Well, after 3 minutes i reached the temperature of 94 degrees celcius(!) which is a bit to high i think?
(Testing on a resolution of 1920 x 1200 btw..)

Also after the crash/no video signal, the led D601 went on.
I searched what it was all about, and it says:

D601 - Red LED On, shows critical Core power fault

But the power shouldn't be the problem i guess? I have enough power left IMO.


Any suggestions?
Big thanks in advance!
Greetings,
Kaas
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  1. Well 94c is kinda high but most GPUs can take it.

    From what i can gather around the web the D601 means not enough (low) voltage is going to the GPU. So your best bet is to try a different PSU or try disconnecting other devices and reconnecting the GPU in the PCIe lane as well as the 6pin connectors.

    I also have a HD4870 1GB and weird thing is people say there are 4 LEDs on the back, I only have 3 that flash on boot and are always green when running.

    But still try changing the connections reseatting it. If that works means it was not setting right. If you remove devices or another PSU gets it to run properly then your PSU is bad. If none work then you might want to contact ASUS and get it RMAed.

    Try this (the last post):

    http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies-archive.cfm/1224452.html

    Quote:
    Found this when I had a similar problem with my 4890 (although mine fixed itself).

    HD4870 LEDs

    D1601 – Red LED On, shows critical temperature fault

    D1602 – Red LED On, shows External power connector A was removed

    D1603 – Red LED On, shows External power connector B was removed

    D601 – Red LED On, shows critical Core power fault

    At BOOT/POST, the card's fan will spin @ 100% for a short while and 3 of the 4 LEDs will light up for a brief period and then go out ( D601 should remain unlit ). This is NORMAL behaviour as the card is performing it's own type of POST test.

    When my card had its problem, I unplugged everything except the power cord and figured I'd give it another go before I took it in to get it fixed. It worked fine and I haven't had a problem since.
  2. Coincidently, artifacting and the eventual game crash while playing COD: W@W all related to heat issues with my Sapphire 4870 1GB caused me to purchase a Zalman VF1000 gpu cooler. While it has not lowered my idle temps the under load temps have never gone above 58C after many hours of gaming. The only way I could get the stock cooler to keep the gpu within reasonable temps was to jack up the fan speed well over 70% at which point it sounded like a turbine; another reason for purchasing the VF1000, it is much quieter.
  3. chunkymonster said:
    Coincidently, artifacting and the eventual game crash while playing COD: W@W all related to heat issues with my Sapphire 4870 1GB caused me to purchase a Zalman VF1000 gpu cooler. While it has not lowered my idle temps the under load temps have never gone above 58C after many hours of gaming. The only way I could get the stock cooler to keep the gpu within reasonable temps was to jack up the fan speed well over 70% at which point it sounded like a turbine; another reason for purchasing the VF1000, it is much quieter.


    While that would sound like it normally, he wasn't getting artifacting. He was getting just a black screen and no video.

    I have a Sapphire 4870 1GB and @ 70% fan speed its not that loud. 80%+ is. But then again I have the later version with the heatpipes so maybe yours had the stock ATI style fan.
  4. jimmysmitty said:
    While that would sound like it normally, he wasn't getting artifacting. He was getting just a black screen and no video.


    If not heat, then must be a power issue...
  5. I have never had any power problems, and my PSU is only a couple of months old. And 700W should be overkill for this specs right? So i don't think its the power? I'm gonna try swithcing the pcie power cables and reply later on.
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