Good morning all,
I've been having some stuttering while I play World of Warcraft as of late. I've exchanged the CPU because of other issues and was hoping that it was related, but apparently I couldn't have been so lucky o.0
When the game started getting choppy again last night (though I was running 50-70 FPS) I decided to check my GPU temp with AMD Vision Control Center and found that it was running at ~92 degrees. I disabled the default Overdrive, which to seem to help the choppiness a little, but the temp remained unchanged. I then left the game and within two minutes the temp dropped down to 55 degrees and seemed to remain idle at that temp. I've cleaned the card out recently and made sure it's clear of wires, but is there anything else I can do before assuming the card is a lost hope?
If it helps, here is my DXDiag
Derp, I'm sorry. Yes, 5770. That picture I linked in my last reply is the exact model i have.
I clean my computer regularly and when I replaced my CPU I did clean out the vents and fans on the GPU with compressed air.
Does your case have good air flow or is anything blocking the GPU fan intake or exhaust? If you run with the side panel off your case and the temp drops a lot, you'll know pretty well that it is an air flow issue.
It is in a somewhat contained area but I've been sure to leave some space. I'll try running with the side off. Unfortunately I can't have my side fan attached due to space issues, but I have three other fans running. If your suggestion works I guess it's time to get a new desk with more room!
Well, yeah. Take the card out of the case, unscrew the shroud, and check the heatsink out for dust clogs. I know you said you clean it, but if you don't take the shroud off you can't really tell if it's truely clean or not.
If it is clean, then you'll probably want to take off the heat sink and redo the thermal paste. You should be able to buy some MX-3 for like $10 at any PC hardware store.
I want to say about a year and a half. Bought it on sale two Black Friday's ago.
I guess I didn't know a video card could be taken apart; I'd assume it's all on lock down. It's good to know that's not the case!