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GPU Temp Problem?

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June 10, 2012 12:07:02 AM

I'm curious if the forum can point me in the right direction. Several months back I had an issue start where after playing BF3 the entire PC just shuts down completely. I thought it was a BF3 issue or possibly a driver issue. After a reformat and clean install I loaded up BF3....not long after I was getting the crash again (sometimes 5min into the game....a lot of times in between maps). So, I install Borderlands to get an idea of whether it's still happening and..........it sure did. So now I'm looking at temp issues. I'm running CPUID and it seems as though during BF3 my GPU gets up to the 102C/216F range.....the CPU in the 62C/145F range.

Is that a high enough temp to be causing the complete shutdown (ONLY during game time)?

Your help will be greatly appreciated.

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a b U Graphics card
June 10, 2012 1:06:43 AM

It could very well be the problem does it get louder before it shuts down like the fans are going much much faster?
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a c 214 U Graphics card
June 10, 2012 1:15:16 AM

Yes that is your problem.It's way to hot.As a fail safe the GPU shuts off to stop from overheating.But at that temp and if yo u say it's happened a bunch of time I would guess that the card is already overheated.If you still have warranty I would suggest sending it in for a new one.

What are your full system specs?(CPU,RAM,etc.)
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June 10, 2012 2:08:02 AM

Thanks guys for the answers. :-D Not getting louder before it shuts down.....but I don't have any auto fan adjustments going on either.

CPU: Intel i5 750
MOBO: Gigabyte P55m-UD2 (mini ATX....bought by accident)
VID: Radeon HD 5850
MEM: 8GB GSkill Ripjaw
HD: WD 1.5TB (partioned)
POWER: 750W Sparkle

I wish I could upload a picture.....I took a screen shot capture of CPUID during BF3 with all the temps and volts going on. I'm sure it'd be quite helpful here.

Again....thanks so much guys. :-D
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June 10, 2012 2:11:42 AM

Oh.....this configuration has been working without a problem for almost a year and a half...........
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a c 214 U Graphics card
June 10, 2012 2:21:02 AM

Well your saying that whenever you play a game this happens.

Do you hear the fan at all? What setting is the fan set at?
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June 10, 2012 2:33:02 AM

The fans are working......never actually messed with settings for them (never had an issue before with custom built PC's). Here's the kicker though (probably should have put this in the first post).....I've taken off the side of the case and have a box fan acting almost as the new side. While playing I turn the fan on high and it STILL happens. Just baffling. (the fan on brings a temp drop of about 6-8 degrees on the GPU).

Here's another idea....I honestly don't remember putting the thermal grease between the CPU/Heatsink (I've put so many computers together I think it just slipped my mind this round). I have a ZEROtherm CORE92 Socket 1156/1366 HDT Cooler and they've been working together fine as I said for over a year.......just curious if that could be an issue (that's if I forgot the grease).

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a b U Graphics card
June 10, 2012 2:36:33 AM

Try cleaning dust off of the GPU?
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a c 214 U Graphics card
June 10, 2012 3:12:10 AM

Try setting the fan speed to 100% in the CCC and see if your temps change.

GPU's come from the factory with pre-applied thermal grease but it's not that great.Still,it gets the job done.But yes I would reccomend replacing the thermal grease with new stuff.
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June 10, 2012 3:18:36 AM

purple stank said:
Try setting the fan speed to 100% in the CCC and see if your temps change.

GPU's come from the factory with pre-applied thermal grease but it's not that great.Still,it gets the job done.But yes I would reccomend replacing the thermal grease with new stuff.



I figured the GPU was good.....I'm talking about my CPU. But the temps have been fine on the CPU so I really haven't thought too hard about my CPU being the problem.
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June 10, 2012 4:04:28 AM

samuelspark said:
Try cleaning dust off of the GPU?


I just blew on them again and some stuff certainly came off. I did it not too long ago and it got better (but wasn't fixed). I just kind of wonder if I did damage to it. Who knows..............we just moved into this house and it may be a little more dusty. (in the AF....just moved from San Antonio to Colorado Springs).
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June 10, 2012 4:12:27 AM

purple stank said:
Try setting the fan speed to 100% in the CCC and see if your temps change.

GPU's come from the factory with pre-applied thermal grease but it's not that great.Still,it gets the job done.But yes I would reccomend replacing the thermal grease with new stuff.


Thanks to the awesomeness that is AMD....if you have an Intel chip you can't use AMD Overdrive. How stupid is that? :-(
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a c 214 U Graphics card
June 10, 2012 6:01:41 AM

I'm talking about the Cataylst Control Center.It's part of the driver suite.You will have to unlock it if you have never used it before.Set the fan speed to 100% and see if the temps change.

And yes 62c is warm for a i5 750 that's not O.C.d but it's still within limits.It's fine.

http://ark.intel.com/products/42915/Intel-Core-i5-750-P...(8M-Cache-2_66-GHz)
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