I bought a radeon 6870 4 months ago, everything seemed to work perfect. I recently bought Rage and installed the newest drivers 11-9. My graphics card is overheating now and i am having problems could the drivers be the problem? everything was fine until now. Please help
what has been changed with your computer in that time? had you played any games that pushed the graphics card before rage, and did it get hot then? not that i really think rage will be pushing your card much...
i would've said its probably because rage is really badly coded like most bethesda games lol... but if its happening on other games to when it shouldn't be massively straining the card then i would look to do 2 things to start with.
1. get something to monitor and control fan speeds with on the gpu. the ati driver may not be running the fan at a sufficient speed. try getting msi afterburner. its based on riva tuner and will work with most graphics cards. its lets you set what speeds the fan goes at what temperatures. if you need help with the settings then just ask i use this program and its great!
2. if this doesn't help much and you still think something is up i would try uninstalling and completely removing the graphics driver, reboot then reinstall the latest. there are some tools you can use to clean drivers out of your system but i haven't used anything like that for some time so not sure whats good right now. maybe someone else can make a suggestion on that....
i use MSI Afterburner, Sapphire Trix, GPU-Z and they are all giving the same temps
yeh i get roughly the same temp readings with any program ive used to be honest. its just that gpu-z has these 3 extra readings for gpu temps and one of them called "MEMIO" said 104.5c when i was gaming. i really didn't know whether to believe it, on top of that gpu-z has been telling me that the max load of my second card in crossfire was 14% while gaming. amd system monitor says both cards were being used in the high 90's (%). its only now that ive felt i dont quite trust gpu-z, could just be something about my specific setup though!
Cool thanks so much for the speedy replies you have been a great help