Asus 5870 Overheating?

Discussion in 'Videocards - AMD Radeon' started by Mobin, Nov 13, 2009.

  1. Mobin

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    yo Guys...

    First time on this forum so howzit to all the dudes!

    Need a little advice from you guys so please let the answers roll
    I recently recieved my Asus 5870 and i am having some problems with it.Would like to know what may be causing the problem and if i should rma it.

    Problem
    When playing games,after 20min or so i get either a blank red screen or a screen with vertical lines,the pc locks up and the speakers start buzzing.
    Have to do a manual reboot and some times after reboot the red screen appears immediately after windows logs on.

    Is it Overheating? or A Faulty Card?

    System Specs:
    Q6600@3.2Ghz(400x8)1.318v
    Asus Maximus Extreme
    6Gb DDR3 (2x2Gb & 2x1Gb)
    Asus 5870 (STOCK!)
    Antec Quattro 850w
    Samsung T260(1920x1200 60hz)
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
     
  2. Zebatshu

    Zebatshu Member Guru

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    Might be, go in CCC crank the fan speeds up to 100% and check if it still happens.
     
  3. =Galahad=

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    What case do you have?
     
  4. mitzi76

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  5. Copyright78

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    Are you getting a gray screen with black lines when it locks sometimes? This seems to be happening to a bunch of us. Is the card overclocked? Also which driver are you running and which game are you playing? Are you using onboard sound or a creative card?
     
  6. Jonny Manc

    Jonny Manc Ancient Guru

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    What driver are you using??
     
  7. Mobin

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    Update

    yo!
    am i the only one having a problem logging in to the forum?

    ..The Asus 5870...
    tried using 9.9/10 and 11beta nofix

    WHY??

    seems the f****** cpu overclock is not stable in Win7
    Did a few tests and the cpu is shaky-so will have to up the vees and see what happens.Will keep you'll posted.

    (To Think The Weird Screens were from the Cpu):bang:
     
  8. John Dolan

    John Dolan Ancient Guru

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    My fan is standard settings and my temps are 38c idle and 60c load.Get gpu-z to monitor your temps.
     
  9. Drazio

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    Hey Mobin,

    I have an Asus HD 5870 and had the exact same issue as you and went through the same BS.

    I too came to the same conclusion, the problem seemed to occur only when I was using Windows 7 with my CPU overclocked.

    I'm back on Windows XP at the moment, I'll post back if I have any issues..
     
  10. chanw4

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    No problem here, using MSI AB to monitor and control fan speed.
    CPU and GPU is mildly OCed.
     

  11. Datagg3

    Datagg3 Ancient Guru

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    No issues here..

    And welcome to the forums......
     
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  12. Alkerion

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    Did you check the PCI speed ? must be 100Mhz
    Try also to disable Spreed spectrum, sometimes it's more stable without.

    You can also reduce a bit the CPU overclock, sometimes a few MHz less make the difference.

    Also ensure ram timing are right, as well as voltage. You can perform a memTest to ensure the ram is working well at your settings.

    Use Furmark to test the system stability, that app is a killer of unstable system (hyperPi is also good for CPU).

    Ensure your power supply is still good enough (old one??), if you have any doubt invest in a new one.

    Do you also have other cards on PCI slots ?

    IF yes remove all of them and test, if it works without put them back one by one, an incompatibility is still possible.

    BR
     
  13. Drazio

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    Hey,

    I'm still getting the same issue even on Windows XP without my CPU overclocked.

    Only this time it's a grey screen with vertical lines and instead of my computer locking up it only does this for a like 2 seconds.

    Damn..I knew I should have stayed away from ATi after having problems with my 4870X2.
     
  14. klanjsek

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    I had the same problem with my ASUS 4850 - found out that this problem went away if only one monitor was connected to my setup.

    If two were connected, the problem came back as soon as I wanted to switch to a profile which included other monitor and the profile changed core/mem clock(s). So just try to unhook your second monitor (if you have one that is - if not I have no idea what is going on).
     
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    Thanks, that seemed to work like a charm.

    My secondary display would randomly flicker with a pink tint and have weird electrical waves throughout it...looked hideous..
     

  16. Mobin

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    Sorry guys been really busy and have not gotten a chance to do much testing.

    So far with stock cpu clocks i have not had any problems.Gpu has been OC'd to 900\1300 24\7 and runs smoothly.

    So to all intents the cpu was unstable in Win7 and causing the problems.

    It also seems that i need very high voltages in 7 compared to XP to run the same clock.So far have not been able to get 7 to run at 3.2Ghz.I pass with the Intel linpack Burn Test with max mem but keep crashing in Vantage on the Cpu Tests after a few loops.Can anybody help me out their?What voltages do i generally need to increase?

    P.s i keep the ram at 1066 although its rated for 1333 and ran memtest so ram is fine.
     

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