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Increased GPU fan speed + temperature

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Last response: in Graphics & Displays
December 8, 2012 3:40:32 PM

Hello All,

Since a month my GPU (Asus EAH 4890) has been acting kind of strange. When I'm watching a video with VLC or Media Player Classic (both SD and HD), the speed of my GPU fan increases from 27% to ~40%. The temperature goes from 53 oC to +60 oC. This normally only occurs when I'm playing graphic-intense games. The problem also occurs when my PC has been idle for more than 5 minutes. When I pause the video or move the mouse, the speed and temperature drop to normal.

I've did the following:

- Updated GPU drivers
- Replaced CPU cooling fan (This seemed to be the cause at first, but alas)
- Cleaned the case and all fans of dust
- Disabled Graphics OverDrive in the AMD Engine Control Center
- Updated both VLC player and Media Player Classic

I hope I've been thorough enough in describing the problem!

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December 8, 2012 4:27:37 PM

Fan also runs kinda irregular when playing high-end games like Far Cry 3.
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December 8, 2012 4:50:27 PM

yeah, well it might be cuz the chip its overheating, you can also set the fan to any speed you want and see the results, use a program like evga precision tool or msi afterburner to do it.
December 8, 2012 7:33:45 PM

The AMD Engine Control Center has an option to enable manual fan control. If I set it, for example, on 30%, the temperature shoots up to 70 oC after watching 5 minutes of HD video...
a b U Graphics card
December 8, 2012 7:40:27 PM

yeah of course, if you are going to set it to manual 30 its way to low. for example when you overclock theres people that sets it to 80% so they wont have overheat problems.
December 9, 2012 5:43:52 PM

Replacing the thermal paste could case problems, since I have this card:

a b U Graphics card
December 9, 2012 5:50:16 PM

was just a suggestion n.n. you tried setting your fan at a higher speed?