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Andrew Cunningham

GPU at 104c :( Help plz

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heatsink properly seated?

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Are you overclocking at all?

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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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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.

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

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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.

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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! :)

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@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?

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

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I applied it. Will reapply tomorrow.

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

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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! :)

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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.

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

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So after thouroughly cleaning the old thermal paste away using the 2 step solution that came with my ArcticSilver 5 and applying a new pea shaped amount of AS5, I closed it all up and booted up my pc(W7). GpuZ informed me that it was at 50c, I thought it was a decent sign that maybe it had worked. Ofcourse after starting up Outlast(survival horror game) I began to notice the temp levels were spiking and had reached back up to around 104C. My girlfriend came home that night, so two days later, after giving it some time to see whether it would have a delayed effect or not but to no avail. So that night after cleaning it out again using what coffee filters I had left, I had her help me by applying the paste in my stead in the same shape. Still no improvement.

 

Also @ManMountain, No there is no program listed as iehighutil.exe in my task manager, i kinda wish that were the problem instead, would be simpler to solve I think haha

 

@philcruicks Nope, no squeeking or noticible noises that shouldn't be there lol

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I applied it. Will reapply tomorrow.

remember to apply a THIN layer of thermal paste. if you put on too much instead of conducting heat to the heat-sink it will instead insulate it.

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remember to apply a THIN layer of thermal paste. if you put on too much instead of conducting heat to the heat-sink it will instead insulate it.

Yeah, my gf put a small pea sized shape for me :)

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remember to apply a THIN layer of thermal paste. if you put on too much instead of conducting heat to the heat-sink it will instead insulate it.

It won't make it an thermal insulator in this case, it'll just make the heat transfer slower because conduction is inversely proportional to the barrier thickness. Or to say it another way, the thermal conductivity constant of the material doesn't change: heat still travels at the same rate through the material, it just has a longer distance to travel so it is a larger bottleneck.

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Yeah, my gf put a small pea sized shape for me :)

 

i think you might be too obcessed with "pea sized". but on a small dab on the die and spread it over the whole surface.

 

in fact, because i think you're putting on too much keep your pea size... put back on the heatsink.. then take the heat sink back off and clean only the heat sink side and replace it again. You should now have a very thin layer over the whole die that is just enough to allow the heat to conduct through it to the heat sink. 

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