no fans,etc to save power on my system to carry on this beast!
Using windows 8 and 7 happends to both versions! windows 7 are 32bit and 8 64bit!! still not solved!!
Any way ! lets get to the point!.. My graphicks card is dust FREE no dust on it! clean! with thermal paste Arctic cooling 3 something.. it was running cool!!! for like 2 week's i had it (bought it from my best friend) i changed some settings from the catalyst center suite! but i dont think it really matters i changed settings ONLY from 3D Application settings... when i clicked apply from no where my gpu is overheating.. then i knew i did something stupid in there.. i unistalled catalyst redownload it... installed it again restarted my system.. still the same thing... my computer was on for 5-6 hours.... my room temps are normal.. like 15-20oc or lower! before i changed those settings my gpu had idle of 25-30oc now it has idle of 39-40oc fans are noisy! some fps drop on my games... i tried everything connect reconnect my gpu.. checked for dust no dust on the gpu! thermal paste was fine! fan spinning was fine!.... i dont have a clue whats going on! my card is not overclocked never was overclocked! it was running so cool! and smooth for 2 weeks now.. its ruined.! for some reason i cant figure out!!! any one can possibly help me ? thanks alot.
Ati radeon 5800HD Series
Driver Version : 9.14.10.0926 catalyst 12.10
Core voltage(mV) : 1162
Core clock (mhz) : 850
Memory Clock (Mhz) : 1200
Fan Speed : 37% (Gpu temp 39oc) (idle)
Gpu usage is a bit suspucius playing all arround up and down.. 4%-10%-0%-4%-6% why? im not doing anything just browsing... from windows 8 pro 64bit pc..windows 7 32bit is even worse.. temps are 42oc idle... i dont really know ...
Just checking my temps and yours aren't all that odd. I have afterburner too and right now just browsing and my temp is 38 with fan at 28%.
Difference is I have 5 case fans going.
This gpu usage is a little nutty too on win8. Like you mention its up and down between 5-10% constantly. I wonder if it's win8's live tiles doing this. Just checked and turned off news updates and weather and this jumping around has almost smoothed itself out.
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Yeah, inefficient power supplies like to waste energy alot.. and what does wasted electrical energy transform into.. heat! That Corsair TX550 will make you happy! There are probably christmas discount sales in many stores right now.
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Undervolting will not harm any component on a graphics card. That's what happens when a PSU can't supply enough power - the voltage drops. That can and will cause stability problems, but it will not damage anything.
A lousy PSU can harm components in two ways - overvolting and overheating.