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6670 Getting Hot?

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August 31, 2012 1:15:12 PM

hello, I have a Radeon HD 6670 and I think the fan is running WAY to slow. Like i cant even feel the air and I could stop with with my finger, and last night when i turned off my pc i felt the pcb and it was really hot. what do I do?

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August 31, 2012 1:40:46 PM

Hi.
Check your temps and fan speed with ccc or oc program like afterburner.
Report back.
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August 31, 2012 1:53:41 PM

GreenDutchAlien said:
Hi.
Check your temps and fan speed with ccc or oc program like afterburner.
Report back.


40~ Celsius after about 15 minutes of booting
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August 31, 2012 1:56:06 PM

Thats perfectly fine, now try with a demanding game or a stress test.

Temps shouldn't get higher than 85-90C at full load. Preferably lower.
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August 31, 2012 1:56:24 PM

GreenDutchAlien said:
Thats perfectly fine, now try with a demanding game or a stress test.

Temps shouldn't get higher than 85-90C at full load. Preferably lower.


I will report in later after running for an hour, so anything above 90 i should shut down?
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August 31, 2012 2:05:43 PM

It probably has shut down already by itself by then but yeah if you're coming in the high 80's/low90's it's getting to hot and something is wrong.

The fan should be spinning very fast then.
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August 31, 2012 2:10:18 PM

GreenDutchAlien said:
It probably has shut down already by itself by then but yeah if you're coming in the high 80's/low90's it's getting to hot and something is wrong.

The fan should be spinning very fast then.


Went into low 70's and I noticed fan wasn't spinning, I nudged it a little and it started to spin very slow
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August 31, 2012 2:13:04 PM

Sounds like the fan isn't working properly.

70 ain't high but the fan should be spinning.

Still got guarantee ?
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August 31, 2012 2:15:21 PM

Go into Catalyst Control Center and check temps. See if you can manually set the fan speed higher. If you can't, it may be defective. How old is the card? If it is still in the warranty period, you can contact the manufacturer for warranty repair or replacement.
If you can set the fan speed higher, set it at perhaps 60% or so.
You could use a program like MSI's Afterburner (free, and your card doesn't have to be from MSI) to set a fan speed profile, so instead of one rate (e.g. 60% as above), the fan will vary based on temperature or load.
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August 31, 2012 2:16:49 PM

Ooh, got delayed on my post; looks like Robjordy has you covered.

If the fan wasn't spinning, the bearings may be shot. You can check on warranty repair/replacement, get an aftermarket cooler, or get a new card.
Depending on the games you play and your resolution, you may be finding that HD6670 a little weak. Something like a HD7770 would be a hefty upgrade, and not too expensive.
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August 31, 2012 2:21:55 PM

Onus said:
Go into Catalyst Control Center and check temps. See if you can manually set the fan speed higher. If you can't, it may be defective. How old is the card? If it is still in the warranty period, you can contact the manufacturer for warranty repair or replacement.
If you can set the fan speed higher, set it at perhaps 60% or so.
You could use a program like MSI's Afterburner (free, and your card doesn't have to be from MSI) to set a fan speed profile, so instead of one rate (e.g. 60% as above), the fan will vary based on temperature or load.


I went to the ASRock afterburner for my motherboard and I can't find anywhere to control it, I just received it yesterday and today I'll give them a call. As of now I'm downloading MSI afterburner, let's see if this works

|| edit: went to catalyst control center and changed the fan speed manually, it apparently was set to 30%
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August 31, 2012 2:27:16 PM

Exactly, even at 30% it should be spinning.
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August 31, 2012 2:27:26 PM

But, could you tell from the sound or touch that the fan actually sped up? If not, Afterburner isn't going to help either.
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August 31, 2012 2:33:01 PM

GreenDutchAlien said:
Exactly, even at 30% it should be spinning.


It spun fast for like a minute then went back. It's probably defective, I will call and ask for a replacement today.

Edit: forgot to add, to see what would happen when I put it on 100% it was spinning a bit faster at a steady pace.
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August 31, 2012 2:38:59 PM

GreenDutchAlien said:
Went back to a full stop ?


Nope, still spinning at the same pace, GPU is about 40~ idle, I'm going to play Amnesia for 15 mins and check back
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August 31, 2012 2:40:35 PM

You shouldn't have to set it to 100% to get sufficient cooling. Do you have decent airflow through your case?
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August 31, 2012 2:46:08 PM

At 100%, the fan should be loud enough to be borderline obnoxious, even if it is a quieter model like HIS or Sapphire.
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August 31, 2012 2:48:33 PM

Onus said:
You shouldn't have to set it to 100% to get sufficient cooling. Do you have decent airflow through your case?


I have 3 fans, 1 is intake 2 exhaust

Onus said:
At 100%, the fan should be loud enough to be borderline obnoxious, even if it is a quieter model like HIS or Sapphire.


100% is pretty quiet, just ran Amnesia for 10 mins, and it jumped to 57~

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August 31, 2012 2:50:10 PM

57 is looooow.

Try it on auto fan settings, see what happens.
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August 31, 2012 4:25:07 PM

After an hour of playing Crysis2 on ultra setting, my ASUS HD6850 temp. is 53C. I went into AMD Vision Engine Control Center under performance , AMD over drive, Enable graphics over drive, Enable manual fan control, to 100%. Sure the fan noise is increased but the temp. stays down.
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August 31, 2012 4:41:29 PM

Running the fan at 100% can significantly shorten its life. It should not be necessary to go that high during normal use (i.e. playing games).
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August 31, 2012 5:46:35 PM

I don't think anything is wrong actually. ( or not anymore )

53C under load is very, very low. Thats why the fan ain't spinning faster.

If thats the temp you get under auto fan settings under load you're more than fine.

What cpu do you have, maybe the 6670 is being hold back by it.

Still wonder about this part though ; "Went into low 70's and I noticed fan wasn't spinning, I nudged it a little and it started to spin very slow" It should have been spinning there.

I think i still RMA'd it.
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August 31, 2012 9:06:00 PM

GreenDutchAlien said:
I don't think anything is wrong actually. ( or not anymore )

53C under load is very, very low. Thats why the fan ain't spinning faster.

If thats the temp you get under auto fan settings under load you're more than fine.

What cpu do you have, maybe the 6670 is being hold back by it.

Still wonder about this part though ; "Went into low 70's and I noticed fan wasn't spinning, I nudged it a little and it started to spin very slow" It should have been spinning there.

I think i still RMA'd it.


I have a quad core AMD Phenom II. I have no idea, but I'm going to be giving them a call tonight or tomorrow. Thanks for the help though
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