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December 22, 2011 12:50:32 PM

BURN-IN SCORE: 1987 points (19623 frames, 96 °C, 21 FPS)

Submitted by on December 22 2011, 3:43 pm

Bench duration: 900 seconds
Resolution: 1920 x 1080
MSAA samples: 0
Window mode: fullscreen

Primary renderer: ATI Radeon HD 5850
Device ID: 0x1002 - 0x6899
GPU clock: 725 MHz
Memory clock: 1000 MHz
Graphics drivers: Catalyst 11.12 - 8.92-111109a-129966C-ATI 11-9-2011
GPU temperatures (start/end): 83°C / 95°C


Number of GPUs: 1
GPU0 - Vendor: 0x1002 - Device: 0x6899 - Max GPU temp: 96 °C - Max GPU load: 100 %

CPU: AMD Phenomtm II X4 965 Processor
CPU speed: 3400 MHz
Operating system: Windows 7 64-bit build 7601 Service Pack 1


Good or bad?? Trying to figure out what's causing my games to freeze up to a solid color screen every now and then. Probably overheating. I ran burn in for about 5 minutes, then canceled it and ran the benchmark test. Usually at idle I'm at 30C. Gaming, SWTOR at the moment tends to hover in the mid 40Cs range.

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a c 88 U Graphics card
December 22, 2011 1:11:58 PM

Your temps are quite good for SWTOR, have you run memtest to check if your ram is good?
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December 22, 2011 1:23:00 PM

Did that the other day, no errors. I usually let the PC run 24/7 and the other night it was making some weird noises. Almost like a bad PSU fan, but I turned the PC off and waited 5 minutes before powering it back on. I hit the inside of the case 1 more time with some air, and some small chunks of dust came out. Hopefully that's the culprit.
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a c 88 U Graphics card
December 22, 2011 1:25:05 PM

Ok cool , try and locate the noise next time you hear it just in case your psu is playing up.
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December 22, 2011 1:30:25 PM

Well it was definitely from PSU/GPU area. I think I'm going to take everything out and spray everything just to double check. No sense in buying fix it parts if it's dust and poor venting.
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a b U Graphics card
December 22, 2011 1:59:07 PM

Well if you listed all of your parts, we could possibly point out any possible weak points for you. Currently it looks like you have some dirty parts that need cleaning, but there can be other factors that we might be able to point out for you. It would also help us if you just recently had this problem or has this been going on for a while?
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a c 291 U Graphics card
December 22, 2011 2:03:23 PM

I am the only one that thinks at 96C is very high for GPU temp?
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a c 125 U Graphics card
December 22, 2011 2:15:16 PM

96C on a 5850 is extremely high. Especially at stock clocks.

I have 2, at 870/1200, and they barely reach 70C.

I wouldn't be surprised if you're overheating, especially on the VRAM/VRM. Use GPUZ to see those temps.

I only ever got the solid color lock up from OCing, but I forget which values caused it.

OP: Try running the test at full screen regular burn levels 2xMSAA. Don't do the benchmark, just run it for at least 5 minutes or until the temp is leveled. I also suggest you use either CCC or MSI AFterburner to set the fan much higher, and make sure you have good case airflow. 96C is really hot.
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December 22, 2011 2:35:00 PM

I just ran it and this is what I got to give you kind of a reference. I just the gfx cards yesterday so I wanted to run Furmark anyway.

Score: 3276
54 FPS
Max Temp 83
1920x1080
No AA
2 His 6870's
AMD 955
Core 900MHz, Mem 1050MHz
8GB Ram
Windows 7
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a b U Graphics card
December 22, 2011 2:46:40 PM

Sunius said:
I am the only one that thinks at 96C is very high for GPU temp?


You do realize that under Furmark your temps will go higher then you have ever seen before? This is normal for Furmark to cause temps way above any other program.
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a c 291 U Graphics card
December 22, 2011 3:41:47 PM

ahnilated said:
You do realize that under Furmark your temps will go higher then you have ever seen before? This is normal for Furmark to cause temps way above any other program.


Yes, but even my Gigabyte 560 Ti, which normally under load is at 65C, at furmark doesn't exceed 82C. 96C is WAY TOO HIGH, even for FurMark.
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a b U Graphics card
December 22, 2011 3:54:52 PM

Sunius said:
Yes, but even my Gigabyte 560 Ti, which normally under load is at 65C, at furmark doesn't exceed 82C. 96C is WAY TOO HIGH, even for FurMark.


I just saw something else interesting in his first post:

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GPU temperatures (start/end): 83°C / 95°C


If his starting temps are 83C there are other issues going on here. Either he has horrible air flow or the GPU heatsink isn't attached right.
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a c 291 U Graphics card
December 22, 2011 4:22:57 PM

That's true insight. 83C idle is WAY too high.
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a b U Graphics card
December 22, 2011 8:28:38 PM

Yeah 83C is waaaay too high for idle/start temperature. It would be nice to know if this is true or not. Maybe he does have a cooling issue here or his configuration is so bad that he can't cool the components correctly.
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