1. Post #1
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    AlexGT's Avatar
    January 2011
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    This may seem like a dumb question, sorry for that! This is my first time posting in this section.

    But when I checked my graphics card settings for the first time, it was typically at 34c to 39c idle. But now, after I oc'd it up, it's at 50c. I got artifacting and frequent graphics card crashes, so I just reset back to factory settings, and my graphics card is still at a warm 50c.

    Should this be a concern or is it just some kind of a room setting / contributing factor to why my graphics card is the way it is?

    I have a Sapphire Radeon HD 6870.

  2. Post #2
    frosty802's Avatar
    April 2009
    445 Posts
    Check your core voltage isn't higher than default. If that's fine check for dust. If its clean of dust, check the case has decent air flow, recently has your room been warm as that will affect overall temps.

    If not Ask sapphire nicely, they might give some help, not sure about there warranty terms and overclocking though.

  3. Post #3
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    Protocol7's Avatar
    June 2006
    25,841 Posts
    it sometimes takes awhile for things to cool down

    my laptop goes from 50-70 in a few minutes but takes 5-10 to go the other direction

  4. Post #4
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    January 2011
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    it sometimes takes awhile for things to cool down

    my laptop goes from 50-70 in a few minutes but takes 5-10 to go the other direction
    Yeah, I think I need to give it some time because I raised the GPU Voltage up by its limit like a retard.

    It's dropping down to 44c now, even after playing GTA: SA.

  5. Post #5
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    January 2011
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    I found out the issue.

    Sapphire TRIXX apparently sets clock speeds for the entire computer itself while desktop browsing -- which is why I reached 50 degrees celcius even when not doing anything.



    For users who are using the Sapphire TRIXX overclocker -- don't use it unless you have a reason. AMD Catalyst is better imo, only sets clocks while gaming which is cool.