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New GPU overheating?

By Lt. Walsh
Oct 29, 2013
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  1. I have been trying to fix my brothers "old" machine.
    I'm very new at this so I wanted to get some help from the experts.

    The problems that I noticed were:
    1, The graphics card would get very hot right away causing it to crash by way of the pink screen.
    2, The PSU fan made a ton of noise.
    3, Every-time I would start a graphic intense game, the computer would crash and restart.

    So I replaced the graphics card and the PSU fan.
    But now I have these problems:

    1, After about 30 minutes of running I get this burning smell from the PSU fan :/
    2, The new graphics card also gets very hot when I run games.


    I did get the new PSU for cheap off eBay. Guess I'll have to buy an expensive one....

    I got a very good graphics card, so I don't know why that gets so hot. Any ideas?

    Thank you.
     
  2. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,473   +622

    What are the models of the PSU and GPU?

    A burning smell from a component usually means it's toast...
     
  3. Lt. Walsh

    Lt. Walsh TS Rookie Topic Starter

    PSU = chiefmax 550W
    GPU = MSI HD 7970 Afterburner OC
     
  4. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,376   +127

    I think it's a matter of time before your power supply goes down, possibly taking other components down with it.
    Post some temperatures please, the 7970 is probably fine temperature wise.
     
  5. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder TS Evangelist Posts: 2,270   +542

    If you have the MSI, I don't think your 7970 should be having any issues, post a few temps like hk said above and we can see. It to me sounds like the PSU is toast, I don't even know what a chiefmax PSU is.
     
  6. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,473   +622

    What's the amps rating on +12V rail(s) ?

    550W no-name brand PSU is cutting it very close with a 7970 OC'd.
     
  7. Lt. Walsh

    Lt. Walsh TS Rookie Topic Starter

    The PSU was only $20, noob mistake......

    I did find an SS PSU for under $100(after rebate) here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151120#
    That should solve the PSU problem right? :)


    Also the temp of the GPU is in the 30s, but games make it heat up to where it's too hot to touch.
    Is this normal?
     
  8. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,376   +127

    How about you just tell us what the maximum temperature is under load instead of poking it, it'll be more useful.

    Take a look at the Rosewill CAPSTONE-550-M 550W and non modular version as well and the SeaSonic G Series SSR-550RM 550W. Both are a tad expensive (or rather normal priced) right now at around $80 but I have seen both go for less than $60 occasionally, which would be a great buy.
     
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  9. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder TS Evangelist Posts: 2,270   +542

    GPU's in general get hot, but they are normally designed to handle temps up to 85 degrees Celsius in most cases at least.

    If you want a good priced replacement PSU, then if you can get the one your listed for that cheap, its a good one. However heres what I would recommend:

    Rosewill HIVE 650 Watt, 80+ Bronze 79.99
    Its got a 20 dollar bonus off coupon till the 31st which brings it down to 59.99 and a 10 dollar rebate which would drop it to 49.99. That will more than satisfy, Rosewill are good PSU's and I have never had any complaints, its taken my oldest rosewill PSU 7 years (Not kidding) on my old Athlon 64 machine to finally stop working and it didn't take anything with it so I like recommending them.
     
  10. Lt. Walsh

    Lt. Walsh TS Rookie Topic Starter

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    I think the "ICH" and "MCH" sensors are broken, because they always show the temp as 70c but nothing is hot at all.
     
  11. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,376   +127

    Try some other programs, the sensors aren't necessarily broken and in fact it's much more likely that the software is reading it wrong.
    I'm sorry I don't really have any recommendations.
     
     
  12. Lt. Walsh

    Lt. Walsh TS Rookie Topic Starter

    On this one "MCH" and "TMPIN5" show high temps.
    Looks like they are broken.
     

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  13. Lt. Walsh

    Lt. Walsh TS Rookie Topic Starter

    My GPU is around 30C and when I run a game is goes to the high 50C
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  14. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder TS Evangelist Posts: 2,270   +542

    That is more than fine, GPU's can normally handle up to 85 Degrees Celsius with ease, so your GPU is not overheating.
     
  15. Lt. Walsh

    Lt. Walsh TS Rookie Topic Starter

    My motherboard also heats up to 50c while playing games.
    is this a problem?
     
  16. TC Basset

    TC Basset TS Member

    50-55°C is normal.
     
  17. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder TS Evangelist Posts: 2,270   +542

    That's not a problem, that's more than normal for a motherboard.
     


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