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GPU at 104c :( Help plz

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#1 Andrew Cunningham

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 05:05

I used GPU-Z to do my specs



#2 Draconian Guppy

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 05:13

heatsink properly seated?

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 05:51

Are you overclocking at all?

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 05:53

Is the fan working correctly on your GPU? It could be that you have in adequate cooling. Like what was said above check your heat sink on your CPU as it might not be working and could be causing overheating and damaging the CPU causing it to crash.

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 05:58

Oh my, you can cook eggs at that temp :woot:


How long have you own that GPU card for?


As Draconian Guppy said. Check if the heatsink is seated properly.

If it is than the thermal paste is going bad.

#6 King Joffrey

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 06:24

Looks like fans not working! Buy new fans or new card :D

#7 Decebalvs Rex

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 09:32

Change the thermal paste, verify your heatsink.104 C is a lot , I wonder how you checked that temperature because my gpu restarts the system around 90 C.

Perhaps those thermal sensors do not display accurate data.

#8 OP Andrew Cunningham

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 19:41

Wow was not expecting so many answers in such a quick manner! I will take each of these posts in consideration and get back to you all as soon as I can. Thanks! :)

#9 OP Andrew Cunningham

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 20:09

@Draconian Guppy It could be possible. This is my first desktop and I applied the thermal paste myself using Arctic Silver 4. I watched a youtube vid to show me to correct steps to take. So being my first go at it I could have gotten it wrong somewhere along the way. My paste is at my gf's house so next time I am there I will have to reapply.


@+LogicalApex I don't believe so. I got this computer from a friend who was building it. The only program that I've been using to control things is AMD Catalyst Control Center. By using the AMD Overdrive to enable manual fan control, setting it to %100 percent often. Can't overclock the GPU or Performance settings on the same page because I couldn't figure out how to get it off of balanced mode. Probably for the better. Haha


@Mandosis Inside the tower has a good amount of space. Although I definitely don't have the proper size or amount of fans. The power supply fan runs fine(Cooler Master Extreme Power Plus - 500W power Supply), as does the graphics card fan(AMD Radeon HD 6700 Series, as stated), the heatsink fan is good to go as well. the only problem that I can tell for sure while just looking at it from the inside is the back vent where I used to have no fan to exhaust the air out I now have my gf's old fan. Which is great but too small to really have an ideal impact.


So again, once I can I will change the paste and be extra careful to know for sure that I did it right. Hopefully it will fix it. If not then My guess is I need a bigger and better fan?

#10 snaphat (Myles Landwehr)

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 00:39

Did you actually apply thermal paste to the GPU or is that a stock fan?

#11 OP Andrew Cunningham

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 05:43

I applied it. Will reapply tomorrow.

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 06:02

Is there a resident program called iehighutil.exe running in task manager?

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 07:43

The methods for applying paste do vary a little depending on the paste (thicker paste, or thinner paste) but generally I say make sure you apply a thin (less than 1mm thick - only a surface coat) but even layer of paste. If you are using something like Arctic Silver it should come with a "how to apply guide".


- Also make sure the heatsink is held down properly (e.g. one corner isn't loose/sticking up).

- If you have a custom cooler, make sure the memory modules are cooled/contacted too - that can be a big source of hot spots.

- Confirm your fans are running at 80% or more for such a high temperature (custom/flashed firmware can cause fan speed issues)


Commonly I suggest to leave the stock cooler because I find they're sufficient for max load cooling.


Good luck! :)

#14 philcruicks


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Posted 03 March 2014 - 12:54

Might be worth checking the bearings in the fan, I had an old nvidia 7950 and the bearing on the fan went, fan couldn't spin properly and card started to overheat, there was a noticeable squeaking from that though, so if you don't have a squeak then bad compound is more likely, but always worth a check.

#15 OP Andrew Cunningham

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 17:24

Okay, awesome feedback. Thanks guys. Will get back to you all as soon as I can after taking proper procedures.