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Babeman

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#1 9 years ago

I was wondering if my temps for my 4870 are normal, because it doesn't really seem like it. I get around 57-60C on idle, and on load it goes up to 80-95C, which seems pretty hot. Even when I overclock just a little bit to a 790Mhz (stock is 750) core, it overheats and I get a BSOD.

If these aren't normal temps, should I just reseat/repaste and add maybe another case fan (only have 2)? Or maybe a whole new case all together since my CPU temps aren't low either (51C idle, 60-70C load)? Thanks for the advice in advance!




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#2 9 years ago

I believe, after talking with Goody about this, that the idle temps are fine; however, the load temps are pretty high cause I'm pretty sure it's only supposed to go up to the mid 70s. Also, yeah your CPU temps are very high: my P4 CPU would get to 58oC at idle and it would give me a BSOD if I played a game for maybe 30 mins, and it was caused by extreme dust build up, so I would recommend checking your CPU for dust and likewise for the 4870. Hope that helps.


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#3 9 years ago

Try to clean it out with a can of compressed air

or

If you are adventurous, you can try a re-seat with new thermal compund (~12C drop in temps with mine)




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#4 9 years ago

high 50s on idle aren't normal for a 4870, I get 33 on idle, and even with my fan on minimum it still only gets to 38 idle. On max it drops to about 26. And on load, anything above 70 you should start getting worried about, and as for 80+...

Try turning the fans up or something on the GPU, it definitely shouldn't get that high.




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#5 9 years ago
DarkKrucifix7;4910962 If you are adventurous, you can try a re-seat with new thermal compund (~12C drop in temps with mine)

Are you serious? Do you think I would be able to do the same with my card cause I've got some good silver thermal paste.


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#6 9 years ago
Mr. Pedantic;4910963 Try turning the fans up or something on the GPU, it definitely shouldn't get that high.

My GPU fan is at 35% right now, anything over that sounds like a jet engine in my case. I don't have any thermal compound, but i'm going to futureshop tonight, they would carry some right?




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#7 9 years ago

Babeman;4910882I was wondering if my temps for my 4870 are normal, because it doesn't really seem like it. I get around 57-60C on idle, and on load it goes up to 80-95C, which seems pretty hot. Even when I overclock just a little bit to a 790Mhz (stock is 750) core, it overheats and I get a BSOD.

If these aren't normal temps, should I just reseat/repaste and add maybe another case fan (only have 2)? Or maybe a whole new case all together since my CPU temps aren't low either (51C idle, 60-70C load)? Thanks for the advice in advance!

It sounds like your whole system is running hot. Does your case have room for more intake/exhaust fans? I'm thinking your not getting very good airflow. Try taking the side off your case and sticking a fan up too it and see what your temps look like.

Those temps on that 4870 are pretty high for having the fan at 35%. I have the fan on mine set at 35% as well, with the clock speeds at 800 core and 1000 memory it hits about 64-66C max load, and idles around 45C. Mines not using the reference cooler though (it has Sapphires Vapor-X cooler) but it still should not be that high.

Are you serious? Do you think I would be able to do the same with my card cause I've got some good silver thermal paste.

Sure, as long as you've got some good paste (i recommend Arctic Silver 5 or my new fav, OCZ Freeze), a tiny screwdriver, and a half hour of your time its pretty easy.

I put AC5 on my old HD 3850 and my 9800GTX and it did a pretty good job on both. I was going to do my 4870 but it doesn't run that hot so i never bothered.




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#8 9 years ago

About how much drop in temp did it give? Also, the fan on my X1300 has a screw that goes through one of the thermal pads and for some reason it won't budge =p


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#9 9 years ago

Mine idles at around 50C, but then only goes up to 65C under load.




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#10 9 years ago

Mine idles at 67 with the fan set on auto but does not get abouve 75 at load. My case is the haf 932 so it does have 23 cm fan next to it (intake) and a 23 cm fan on the front of the case (intake) It then has a 14 cm fan on the back (exhaust) and 2x 12 cm fans on the top (exhaust) blowing over 2 rads for my water cooloing. I might try redoing the paste on it jst to see if it will cool it down a bit :)