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[Help] 6970 is over heating and its not running powerful anymore?

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February 2, 2012 11:36:34 PM

Hello I need help with my HD Readon 6970 It was running great when I got it less than 30 days ago and now recently it is

getting really hot right not it is running at 38C and I have the side of the case of with a big box fan blowing on it right now and I

am not running any games on it either I plan on getting a fan to go on top of the card if that would help but also It is losing

power some how like it use to run this simple game minecraft at 200FPS with max settings now with max settings it only dose

like 50 FPS and that is terrible for the money I paid for this card basically it lost power over night I was playing cod4 just fine then

I went to bed then school came back to find it to be lagging I usually use 125 fps but its only going to 70-50 FPS on cod4 its

terrible please help I have the newest drivers to.

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February 2, 2012 11:45:03 PM

38°C is a low temp for a GPU that is designed with max op temp of 99°C! Looks like something else is slowing you down so post your full system specs inclusive of PSU (make, model)
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February 2, 2012 11:59:22 PM

rolli59 said:
38°C is a low temp for a GPU that is designed with max op temp of 99°C! Looks like something else is slowing you down so post your full system specs inclusive of PSU (make, model)



1 x Case (Azza Spartan Gaming Case - Black))
1 x Processor (AMD Phenom™ II X6 1055T CPU (6x 2.80GHz/3MB L2 Cache)))
1 x Motherboard (ASUS M5A97 -- AMD 970))
1 x Memory (4 GB [2 GB X2] DDR3-1333 Memory Module - ** FREE Upgrade to 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3-1600 ** Corsair or Major Brand))
1 x Video Card (AMD Radeon HD 6970 - 2GB))
1 x Case Lighting (None))
1 x Power Supply (700 Watt - corsair))
1 x Processor Cooling (Liquid CPU Cooling System [AMD] - [Free Upgrade] Standard 120mm Fan))
1 x Video Card Brand 6970
1 x Primary Hard Drive (1 TB HARD DRIVE -- 32M Cache, 7200 RPM, 6.0Gb/s - Single Drive))
1 x Data Hard Drive (None))
1 x 2nd Optical Drive (None))
1 x Optical Drive (24X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive - Black))
1 x Sound Card (3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard))
1 x Network Card (Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100)))
1 x Keyboard (iBUYPOWER USB Keyboard))
1 x Mouse (iBUYPOWER Internet Mouse))
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February 3, 2012 12:04:28 AM

How are the CPU temps under load?
That graphics card can get into the 80s under normal conditions. 38C is very, very low. That's probably the problem, actually: it means the card is idling. Your problem lies elsewhere.
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February 3, 2012 1:23:30 AM

kajabla said:
How are the CPU temps under load?
That graphics card can get into the 80s under normal conditions. 38C is very, very low. That's probably the problem, actually: it means the card is idling. Your problem lies elsewhere.


Sorry forgot to mention that at the time I logged that 38 it had the case side of and an 24 inch fan blowing on it and the gpu fan was on 100% now its logging at 57 C which is 136 F Also I have been fooling around with tuneup utillites and put it in turbo mode and stuff could I have shut down my GPU power that way?
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February 4, 2012 12:13:27 AM

57 is still totally fine. As I said, I wouldn't be surprised to see it at 80C.
How about the CPU load temps?
Reinstall your GPU drivers. Use Driver Sweeper to remove the old ones, then do a fresh install from the AMD website.
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February 4, 2012 4:37:39 AM

kajabla said:
57 is still totally fine. As I said, I wouldn't be surprised to see it at 80C.
How about the CPU load temps?
Reinstall your GPU drivers. Use Driver Sweeper to remove the old ones, then do a fresh install from the AMD website.


Hey could you add me on skype: and I will pay you like $5 dollars if you can get it to work at full capacity!
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February 4, 2012 4:51:28 AM

That's what I'm doing right now, and I'm doing it for free. Take down your skype name, as it may be spammed.
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February 4, 2012 4:23:24 PM

ok thanks I will pm you!
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February 4, 2012 5:02:51 PM

...problem with this thread? Did you do the things I listed above?
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February 4, 2012 5:28:21 PM

Yes I uninstalled all the drivers using driver sweeper and installed new ones and now I am getting an error with catalyst

(could not load file or assembly 'CL.Implementation' or one of its dependencies, The system cannot find specified.) IDK what to do?
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February 4, 2012 5:58:33 PM

That looks like something I'd fix with Driver Sweeper xD are you sure you installed the right ones?
Also, do you have access to another build with which you can test this card?
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February 4, 2012 6:09:41 PM

No I don't and I will re sweep them al again but I notice that the frames are doing better by a little bit I will re sweep tho thanks.
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