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 06/18/2013 05:55 AM
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xxAuroraxx
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Randomly, but most often during gaming, my graphics card fan starts spinning uncontrollably and my system crashes.

Sapphire Toxic 6850 1GB

This has happened with different versions of the Catalyst driver, on new and old installs of windows.

I do not have the card or my processor overclocked.

Intel i5 3550 P Ivy 3.1 GHz
ASUS P8Z77-V LE LGA 1155 Intel Z77
ADATA 1600 DDR3 240 pin 8GB 
1000 Watt BFG Power supply 

 06/18/2013 08:48 AM
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Eydee
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Check the usual stuff. Temperatures, power cable connections, voltages, dust, thermal paste, memtest, prime95, furmark etc. Post some results.



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 06/18/2013 09:34 PM
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xxAuroraxx
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Just checked the temps and its not that. I am not sure about the voltages, I have them at stock because I am not OC'ing. I dont have a means to boot into memtest to check system RAM. Here is a screenshot showing some useful info.

E: Welp, after running furmark and seeing the GPU hit 90c, I think its time to reapply thermal paste =p

 



Edited: 06/18/2013 at 09:42 PM by xxAuroraxx
 06/19/2013 02:39 PM
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Originally posted by: xxAuroraxx  I think its time to reapply thermal paste =p

Make sure you don't put on to much. There is a lot of people think more is better. The thermal paste is mostly there to fill in the cracks in the metal on the heatsink & GPU or CPU.



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 06/19/2013 10:25 PM
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xxAuroraxx
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So after cleaning out the card and reapplying, I'm only noticing a 5 celsius difference. Not sure if it will mean the difference between a stable and crashing system, but we will see.

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