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Ati Radeon 5970 4gb Toxic, Problem

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October 9, 2010 7:37:22 PM

Hi guys, i am using new 5970 4gb Toxic for two days now. While playing games it always crashes and it writes "AMD - Display driver stopped working and has recovered". Then i went checking the temperature, idle is about 35C-40C. While playing GPU1 was even 90C is that too high i assume? And when reacing 97C crashes, but i saw crashing in Dirt2 at 70C, and went checking GPU2 was on 30C and always 0% Activity when GPU1 was on 99% activity. I am wondering now is GPU2 even enabled, can i enable it somehow? And if GPU2 would be enabled would be GPU1 less heated? Is there a solution to that? I saw too that Alot of people have problems with 5970 normal versions it is probably the same issue. Thanks again.

Really thanks for reading this and responding.

Regards.
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October 9, 2010 8:36:02 PM

Whenever you update your driver , you want to also install the crossfire profiles pack
http://sites.amd.com/us/game/downloads/Pages/crossfirex...
This is what tells the driver to run dual gpu's. Whether its two 5870's in crossfire or a 5970.
Without a profile, only one gpu will be used. If your in windowed mode, dual gpu's don't function. Only single gpu.

Your temps are probably high as a result of the fans not spinning fast enough.
You could learn to make a faster more aggressive fan profile that ramps the fan speed up as temps climb.
But for a quick fix, just manually set the fan speed to 70% before gaming.
Lots of people use msi afterburner to control fan speed and gpu overclocking.
There are directions how to use this free software at MSI
http://event.msi.com/vga/afterburner/download.htm
msi afterburner pdf
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msi afterburner review
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October 9, 2010 11:58:16 PM

thanks! :)  will try all that and report. thanks again
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October 10, 2010 12:23:52 AM

it helped me to use GPU2 thanks, but still GPU1 very overheat even with 100% FAN speed. its about 90C in Crysis
a b U Graphics card
October 10, 2010 12:37:02 AM

Does your case have airflow ?
What size case do you have ?
Is there a expansion card directly underneath the video card ?
Try taking the side of your case off ?
If under ideal conditions, you can't run without it getting to 90c fast ? The heatsink might be mounted faulty?
This hsf combo should be cooling better than your reporting.

October 10, 2010 12:50:47 AM

Yes the case is big and has alot of airflow and aditional Fans but probably not aimed on graphic.

have this case http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/2710/silverstone_raven...

in this case the graphic is on downside and its not near anything to be blocking air supply.
gonna try taking the side wall of case off.

i hope its not the Gpu fault, first one i ordered it had heat fault when they tested and they had to order new one.

thanks for helping me. :) 
I will report back.
October 10, 2010 1:25:52 AM

Back, tryed with no wall and its same :(  checked air its cold. tomorrow someone will come check but i expect not good news after what i see now. :/ 
really thanks for helping me. aa and i checked GPU2 was on some 50C, activity didnt see because not window mode. but still i heard that GPUs should be almost same Heat. If you get any news or you figure something out, please share :) 
thanks.
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