I've got two different 5770s from two different manufacturers, not crossfire
Both have the same damn problem where the fan won't spin past 50%
Temps skyrocket in heavy gaming and benchmarking because the fan wont go faster, It almost instantly knocks 10c-20c off temps if I manually set the fan to run at 100%
and I dont want to be setting the fan in the CCC settings every time i want to play a game.
Anyone know why this is doing this and how to fix it
during benchmarking temps rose past 90c and i panicked and pulled the plug.
Cards can easily handle past 100ºC, just stopping the benchmark would have been enough. Heck pulling the plug was worse because you made the fan stop.
Pulled the plug figuratively, not literally. Meaning I stopped the benchmark, I didnt dive under my desk and rip the plug out of the wall
Yeah I know they can handle 100c, but why should it run there if I can run it at 70c. Its silly that the fan won't spin past 50%
The 9800GX2 was rated to work at constant 95ºC, it would peak at 110ºC for me, ugh I hated that card. I think my current 4850 goes to about 85-87ºC when really under stress.
my 4850 regularly topped out at 100c, then when it died i think it spiked well over that because the heatsink managed to scorch and kill my motherboard.
it was a piece of shit that I RMA'd 3 times, though. Always had problems with the 4850
It's almost as if they want the fans to run too slow, eat away the card's life... almost as if they want you to buy the next generation of cards at an inflated price. Conspiracy?
Hold on, someone's at the door...
I think at peak under 100% load it hit 54 degrees. I was watching it, because the 4670 i replaced would always run at 100% fan but would still be around 90 degrees at 100% load. So i was curious to see how this new card would run, because i upgraded almost solely to get rid of the fan noise.
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