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Old 02-17-2016, 04:46 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Well, he is still having some issues. Namely crashes when playing a game that is pretty demanding-- so without a doubt he did damage that 290 with the old setup or it is just faulty to begin with. The GPU is running hot and the fans are running maxed out. I tried to tell him to buy a new 970. Can he wreck the new PSU or anything else with the GPU he is using?
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Old 02-17-2016, 06:37 PM   #42 (permalink)
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Nope it'll just die on him and he'll be without until he gets something new.

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Had him turn up the fans using AMD's catalyst software for the fan profile and that seems to help a bit.
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Had him turn up the fans using AMD's catalyst software for the fan profile and that seems to help a bit.
You said fans were already at 100%.
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According to him - they were- but I don't think they were - or at least not until the temps were too high already. All I suggested is he set the profile differently and later on he told me that it seemed to help. Maybe a coincidence.
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Just to stay cool AMD cards need to run with high fan off the bat or else it'll overheat when you put a load on them. That's why when you said all fans 100 I assumed GPU fan was maxed already.
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yep- by mistake. That is what I thought he said as well. I think he was just saying that he could hear fans running at high levels. I also don't know what "helping a bit" means either.
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