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Ati 6870 heat problem

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October 14, 2011 12:36:45 PM

Hello,
I have a 6870 Ati mounted by gigabyte and it seems to get severe heating problems. I've took an snapshot with GPU-Z and it shows a real weird reading in the moment of the crashing...

2011-10-14 14:20:40 , 915.0 , 1050.0 , 67.0 , 60 , 2457 , 87 , 67.5 , 69.0 , 73.0 , 729 , 104 , 0.000 ,

2011-10-14 14:20:41 , 0.4 , 3196.9 , -1.0 , 100 , 0 , 100 , 32767.5 ,

Can anyone help me to tell if it's graphic failure or another thing? my current system memory is 4GB (aside from the 1GB of the graphic card)

Thanks in advance :) 

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October 20, 2011 11:33:47 PM

Ishar_wyrm said:
Hello,
I have a 6870 Ati mounted by gigabyte and it seems to get severe heating problems. I've took an snapshot with GPU-Z and it shows a real weird reading in the moment of the crashing...

2011-10-14 14:20:40 , 915.0 , 1050.0 , 67.0 , 60 , 2457 , 87 , 67.5 , 69.0 , 73.0 , 729 , 104 , 0.000 ,

2011-10-14 14:20:41 , 0.4 , 3196.9 , -1.0 , 100 , 0 , 100 , 32767.5 ,

Can anyone help me to tell if it's graphic failure or another thing? my current system memory is 4GB (aside from the 1GB of the graphic card)

Thanks in advance :) 

Nope, your graphics card is normal, I have the reference gigabyte 6870 and it gets to 87C while gaming. the reference 6870's is bad as for cooling that is because the auto fan profile is so bad.
October 21, 2011 1:43:31 AM

87 is hot, but not necessarily hot enough to cause crashes. What happens when it crashes. Does the video driver crash? Do you get a BSOD, if so which message does it give you? Are you getting artifacts while playing games just before the crash. We'd need more information to diagnose the crashing.

As far as heat issues. Try downloading MSI Afterburner, and setup a custom fan profile. The default fan profiles tend not to be sufficient to properly cool a lot of the current cards. I'd recommend setting a profile where when the GPU hits 60 degrees, the fan ramps up to 60% speed, and increases 10% for every 10 degree increase after that. The problem is that might get a bit loud, especially with the reference cooler, but it would help get your temps lower, and increase the lifespan of your card.
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