Topic Title: Hd 4870x2 red leds
Topic Summary: Red leds and fans 100%
Created On: 08/29/2013 06:08 PM
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 08/29/2013 06:08 PM
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Im sorry if i posted in the wrong section, but i couldn't find a section for my card (below 5000)

I have an Ati Radeon HD 4870x2 graphic card. I have this card for about 3-4 years now i think. The card has been working awesome, i really love it. But since a week im having problems with it.

The first problem i had was that i wanted to boot my pc and my fans were running at 100%, maybe 1000% because it was almost a tropical storm in my room. (I have an antec twelve hundred case) I had no idea what was going, i thought the fans went nuts because it was pretty hot in my room. But my screen didnt turn on and was black. I toggled my pc off and tried again but nothing changed. I repeated this a few times and then i noticed some red leds on my video card. I saw 4 of them and only the left one was off. I never saw that before so i immediatly knew that was not good. I googled a bit and found out it has something to do with the power. I have an antec truepower quattro 850 watt power supply.

The next day i cleaned my pc completely with compressed air sprays because i thought it was some dust which caused the problem. I toggled my card off and cleaned it good but carefull. Placed it back and my pc worked again. The next day however, my pc did the same. Fans at 1000%, black screen and red leds. But now only the right 3. I shut down my pc, opened my pc, unplugged the cables from my card and put it back. And my pc booted up again. But only 1 red led apears now after a few minutes. This led is burning : (R323) which means according to the internet : GPU-1 (Master) No power. When my pc goes 1000% fan mode this led is sometimes not for 100% on, but more like 50%. And the other leds at the right are also on then. While im typing this and checking for the nr on the led, i touched my card and almost burned my hand. Im only running this browser and my card is 87 degrees with 0% activity. This is also not good i think. I thought i was running the latest CCC driver, but im running 12.6. I downloaded 13.1, but wont update it yet, because i prefer waiting for a reply first.

I also had a BSOD yesterday with an atikmpag.sys error. Dont know if that has something to do with it.

I hope someone can help me out sort this problem,

Kind regards

 08/31/2013 07:02 AM
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Have you tried installing MSI Afterburner and setting up a fan profile to keep it cool? i.e around 70-80c under heaviest load.

If Afterburner can't keep it cool then perhaps it's time to rip apart the vidcard and reapply the thermal paste.


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 09/02/2013 06:16 AM
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Since saturday i can't turn my pc on. I contacted the AMD customer service and they said i had to contact the manufacturer because 1 of my gpu is probably broken.

I looked it up and my pc is 5 years old, but the waranty the manufacturer provides is only 2 years . I contacted the manufaturer and im waiting for a response, but in my opinion 2 years waranty for a graphic card is pretty low. A graphics card can easily be used for like 10 years so im curious how they respond.

 09/02/2013 10:45 AM
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You have to remember though that a graphics card experiences daily temperature swings of 50°C or more, and there are many points where failure can occur. 5 years on a top level graphics card is pretty good. A comparable modern card, the HD 7870 Ghz edition, is more quiet, efficient, and only $170.

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 09/02/2013 05:51 PM
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Originally posted by: antaa A graphics card can easily be used for like 10 years so im curious how they respond.

Well, we are in the gaming forum, so let's look at this from the gaming point of view. Could you tell me any recent game that runs on 10-year-old cards? Remember, that time we had Geforce 4 and Radeon 8500/9200. They can't even handle Oblivion, which is a fairly ancient game already.

From warranty point of view: Everything is made in China in everyone-knows-but-no-one-talks-about-it circumstances by, well, young people. They work more than you can imagine and have no life literally. It's impossible to make perfect products that last long. Next time, think about this a bit.


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