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MSI TF III 7970 fans not blowing enough air

Discussion in 'Videocards - AMD Radeon' started by JILD, Mar 12, 2018.

  1. JILD

    JILD New Member

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    Hi Guys,

    Im having this problem, I upgrade my pc (motherboard, cpu and mems) but kept my Video Card, because they are really expansive atm, and my case... everything is working really fine but the VC's fans are not "working as they should"...

    i used the Afterburner Software to manage the fans speed as always but somehow noticed that noice is not as loud as always while playing HoTS and i tab to check what was happening and found that GPU temp was 98C...... first time it got that high (is always around 80) and the rpm of fans was 2500 or something really close to that, i kinda feel, because noice, that they are not blowing enough air to be honest

    Also, the gpu load is at 100% which is not normal for that game (80% tops)...

    I installed new drivers and sotfware but nothing change... funny thing is that while idle temps are around 35C

    PLEASE HELP!!!

    CPU I7 8700
    MOBO ASUS ROG STRIX Z-370
    MEMS GSKILL RIPJAWS V SERIES 16GB
    GPU MSI TWIN FROZR III 7970
     
  2. CalculuS

    CalculuS Ancient Guru

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    Can you manually set the fans to higher speeds with MSi Afterburner?
     
  3. JILD

    JILD New Member

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    Yes, í manually set the fans to max speed using Afterburner and rpm is around 2500 at 100% speed (im almost sure thats half rpm needed) and tried to play but crashed few min later...
     
  4. MaCk0y

    MaCk0y Master Guru

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    What CPU did you have before? If you are not frame capping, the 8700 can push out more frames per second than what probably you had before and thus putting more load on the GPU.
     

  5. sverek

    sverek Ancient Guru

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    This.
    You simply putting more load on GPU with stronger CPU.

    On software side you can enable V-Sync to limit fps to your monitor refreshrate, so GPU won't process "useless" frames.

    On hardware side I can suggest to clean GPU, if you feel confident, take it apart, clean and reapply thermal paste.

    If nothing works, just underclock / undervolt your GPU, so it won't overheat itself.
     
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  6. sverek

    sverek Ancient Guru

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    Does all fans actually spin on GPU during load?
     
  7. JILD

    JILD New Member

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  8. JILD

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    Ill give it a try with vsync but im not confident about the cleaning part :(

    Yes, both fans spin at +-2500 rpm
     
  9. JILD

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    I did enable V-Sync and it worked... temps are now at 75C THANK YOU

    I'm Guessing this will reduce performance right? i mean it is 60 fps tops so far
     
  10. MaCk0y

    MaCk0y Master Guru

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    It will not reduce performance. Since it's capping at 60FPS, your monitor is 60Hz and more FPS is a waste unless you are playing competitively. But then you would probably be using a 144Hz+ monitor. I would suggest using frame limiter instead of Vsync since it might introduce noticeable input lag unless the tearing is bad without it.
     

  11. JILD

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    Ok. thats nice to know.... whats Frame Limiter? a software or something?
     
  12. JILD

    JILD New Member

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    Ok i reaaaally dont know about this, FPS... HZ.... ETZ..., i have a LG D2343, how much more can i push this?
     
  13. MaCk0y

    MaCk0y Master Guru

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    Your monitor is 60Hz so you can limit the FPS to 60 or a bit lower. You can use FRTC from the Radeon Settings or MSI Afterburner (Rivatuner).
     
  14. Fox2232

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    98°C, only way to get there is if heatsink has bad contact with GPU. Change thermal paste...
     
  15. GlennB

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    And improve the airflow in your case, had a 7970 before my vega and it did 75 fully maxed out with a thermal paste swap and decent airflow.
     

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