Topic Title: My AMD Radeon HD 6900 Series is getting too hot and shuts down so I have to restart
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Created On: 05/24/2013 04:53 PM
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 05/24/2013 04:53 PM
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Totem
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I have not even used my computer with this graphic card in 2 years, but when it's hot outside, the graphic card is getting too hot, they go crazy and the computerscreen goes black and I have to restart the computer. This happen when I play a "simple" game like Diablo 3.

Right now I'm doing this: http://i.imgur.com/CILc8yy.jpg - but that shouldn't be necessary. I haven't overclocked at all. Is there anything I can do?

 05/24/2013 05:51 PM
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Make sure your case has adequate airflow, make sure the graphics card is clean of dust and re apply new TIM (Arctic Silver 5 is a good choice for the GPU), and make sure the power supply to the card id adequate.

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 05/24/2013 05:58 PM
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I removed the side of my case and blew all dust out of it. I haven't re applied TIM. To be honest, I'm not even sure what it is, but something I will look into.

 05/24/2013 06:21 PM
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TIM transfers heat from processing cores and memory chips into the cooler where it gets blown off by the fans, when TIM has turned into dust after years of usage, it no longer transfers heat that well does it? But start with the fans, if you are overclocking, be sure to adjust gpu fan speeds with msi afterburner.



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