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Graphics 6950 sudden temp increase

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by dramatik, 11 Jul 2014.

  1. dramatik

    dramatik Minimodder

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    Hi guys so my 6950 has suddenly risen in temperature when gaming. I used to hit 70c whilst playing Crysis 2, Tomb Raider and a few others. Recently however my temps have started to hit 80-85c!!!! Even playing Fifa 14 which used to give me temps around 55c-60c now gets to the 70c mark. Watching HD video also causes temps to hit 60-70c.

    The only way to stop temps going above 80-85c is to have the fan at 70% which is bloody loud. Just curious as to why my temps have suddenly increased by a good 10-15c. Recently dusted my case too. Not sure if replacing the TIM will have any tangible benefits, would probably need to buy some as I only have the TIM that came with my Megahalems

    This is all with stock clocks btw
     
  2. Pookie

    Pookie Illegitimi non carborundum

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    Maybe when you dusted the case some fluff got caught up in the blower?
     
  3. Blogins

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    It is that time of year, enjoy! :thumb:
     
  4. dramatik

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    Hmm I guess I could have a look inside the case to see but it was hardly dusty to begin with. My summer temps for the past two years have always been an extra 4-5c. a 15c increase sounds like too much. Just had a go at playing Tomb Raider for 10 minutes, temps got to 86c with the fan at 70%. Sounded like an engine lol
     
  5. dramatik

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    Reapplied the thermal paste on my GPU with some PK-1 and temps have dropped from 80-85c to 70-75c at load and 60% fan ;)
     
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    Glad you got it sorted mate. Strange how the temps jumped up over such a short period.
     
  7. dramatik

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    Yeah it was an overnight difference too, not a steady climb. Ahh well it was due some new paste. The old stuff was literally caked on and was a few layers thick. Horrible application from the manufacturer
     

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