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Sudden overheat, crash

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Posted · Original PosterOP

My r9 380x nitro oc edition sapphire started to overheat today,  pc crashing i dont know what it is, gpu is cleaned, changes thermal paste and its at 60% fan speed 

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Thats often the sign of a dying GPU. If all that didn't fix it, make sure the heatsink is on right and the fans are still working.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
7 minutes ago, SenpaiKaplan said:

Thats often the sign of a dying GPU. If all that didn't fix it, make sure the heatsink is on right and the fans are still working.

Its screwed in right,i even tried removing backplate and fans are working.. ************* amd

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3 minutes ago, Ronix97 said:

Its screwed in right,i even tried removing backplate and fans are working.. ************* amd

It’s what about 4 years old right now, could happen to any GPU Nvidia or AMD.


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2 minutes ago, Ronix97 said:

Its screwed in right,i even tried removing backplate and fans are working.. ************* amd

??? considering its 4 years old and outdated (4 gens old now?)..struggles on newer games. i think you got good use out of it.

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Just now, Ronix97 said:

Its screwed in right,i even tried removing backplate and fans are working.. ************* amd

I wouldn't curse AMD. It's a 4 year old card, and if it spent its whole life running hot or high usage then that isn't unheard of. Feel free to try the oven method. The often failure is memory chips, which AMD has much less control over other than the core itself.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
4 minutes ago, SenpaiKaplan said:

I wouldn't curse AMD. It's a 4 year old card, and if it spent its whole life running hot or high usage then that isn't unheard of. Feel free to try the oven method. The often failure is memory chips, which AMD has much less control over other than the core itself.

I bought it 4-5 months ago, it was never this hot

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Just now, Ronix97 said:

I bought it 4-5 months ago, it was never this hot

ok new or used? and why? why go with a 300 series in the first place? when there were newer and way better performers out there.
might double check the cooling pads on the ram are making contact.

one other thing....your saying the comp is crashing? as in restarting? if this is the case it may not be your card . it could be your power supply....i had a r9 380 and for the longest time thought it was heat issue but it was my power supply all along

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Posted · Original PosterOP
4 minutes ago, circeseye said:

ok new or used? and why? why go with a 300 series in the first place? when there were newer and way better performers out there.
might double check the cooling pads on the ram are making contact.

one other thing....your saying the comp is crashing? as in restarting? if this is the case it may not be your card . it could be your power supply....i had a r9 380 and for the longest time thought it was heat issue but it was my power supply all along

first of all i have 600W power supply which is enough for this gpu, then this is used gpu and the guy from which i bought had it for 2 months( and he was selling it because he got ultrawide 4k monitor), yes my monitor gets dark screen and turns off after 15-30 seconds and this is r9 380X

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11 minutes ago, Ronix97 said:

first of all i have 600W power supply which is enough for this gpu, then this is used gpu and the guy from which i bought had it for 2 months( and he was selling it because he got ultrawide 4k monitor), yes my monitor gets dark screen and turns off after 15-30 seconds and this is r9 380X

sigh your not understanding.....on the power supply bit....yes 600 is enough BUT the gpu rail could be going out also. which in turn causes the gpu to act like its overheating (even thou its not)..i had to crank the fans 100% to play games and it was fine...if not it caused the comp to crash. got new psu and damn thing works flawless (your describing my exact issue i was having)

it doesnt matter 380 or 380x same chip..the 390 had a different chip

just something to check out

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Just now, Ronix97 said:

and what does that have to do with gpu's temperature?

i wish i knew...but if my card got close to 70c restart..so i kept the fans 100% to keep it 60 or below and it worked.....once i got a new psu the damn card like i said ran perfect even got to 80c. i would have never though it was the psu. i even bought a new card because of the issues. and when the new card did exactly the same thing i replaced the psu. so i gave the 380 to my son and he's now a happy camper coming from a nvidea 670 lol

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18 minutes ago, Ronix97 said:

first of all i have 600W power supply which is enough for this gpu, then this is used gpu and the guy from which i bought had it for 2 months( and he was selling it because he got ultrawide 4k monitor), yes my monitor gets dark screen and turns off after 15-30 seconds and this is r9 380X

He may have knowingly sold you a duff card too. That happens quite a bit.


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