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6950 overheating problem?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
August 28, 2012 10:41:27 PM

I've recently been having some problems with my Radeon 6950 and I don't know what to do. I recently downloaded an update with catalyst, but before the update the problem was the screen resolution wouldn't fit the screen and I would have to manually fit it every start up. The recent update fixed that problem, but now my gpu goes nuts while I play Guild Wars 2. The fan gets really loud for a few seconds then stops. This happens every few moments at random. When the gpu would act up I would alt tab quickly and check the specs. It stays at around 45 C when the game isn't running, 60 when it is and then jumps to around 85 when it acts up. The fan is at a constant 26% but jumps to around 50% when its does the thing. Could this be a hardware problem, recent update bug, or is it Guild Wars's.
Also, the gpu is a year old, so if it were to be the gpu's fault, would I still have warrenty. Sorry for the wall of text.
August 28, 2012 10:54:29 PM

Get MSI Afterburner and then go into the options and change the fan speed curve. Then the fan would generally increase over time.
August 28, 2012 10:59:07 PM

So it's just the gpu trying to cool itself down with short bursts rather than slowly increasing? Also I just tried playing Batman Arkham City and it didn't do it. I guess it could be Gw2 putting a lot of stress on high performance.