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.
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.
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.
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