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Need a temporary solution to stop GPU from overheating

On 8/19/2019 at 9:46 PM, OlympicAssEater said:

Clean dust?

Problem solved. The thing maxes out at 65C now.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Dear LinusTechTips community, 

     I need a temporary solution to my XFX RX580 overheating, all the time. WIthin 30 minutes of folding, my safety measures (HWiNFO automatically running shutdown.exe when either GPU or CPU reach max temp) kick in and shutdown the pc. This is a catastrophe! The room temperature of my house is 80F+ (26c) and I can never leave my PC folding. So how does one cool this GPU without using external fans, (yes I tried using an industrial fan to cool my gpu) or any expensive cooling system.

 

Specs of the PC are on my profile page.

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1 minute ago, OlympicAssEater said:

Do you have good cooling in your case?

 

Clean dust?

 

Re-apply thermal compound?

 

 

My friend recently re-applied thermal compound to an old RX card. Apparently they dry out really easily. I assume you've tried increasing the fan speed through software?

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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, OlympicAssEater said:

Do you have good cooling in your case?

 

Clean dust?

 

 Re-apply thermal compound?

 

 

I'll try it tomorrow! 9:50p here.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, KageSong said:

increasing the fan speed through software?

Oh yes. Any time this card is folding, I set the fan speed to max using MSI Afterburner.

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1 minute ago, dumbuz said:

Oh yes. Any time this card is folding, I set the fan speed to max using MSI Afterburner.

Okay, hope it wasn't offensive to check. Sometimes it's something small we overlook.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, OlympicAssEater said:

Do you have reference or non-reference RX 580?

What's the difference? I can try to tell you the model number if that helps.

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Just now, dumbuz said:

What's the difference? I can try to tell you the model number if that helps. 

Reference cooling is potato. Non-reference like Sapphire Nitro offers better cooling and goodies.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, OlympicAssEater said:

Reference cooling is potato. Non-reference like Sapphire Nitro offers better cooling and goodies.

Got it. Most likely reference then. This thing usually stays exactly at 78C when under full load during night, during the day it stays at around 78C for 5 minutes than goes to 80.

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Just now, dumbuz said:

Got it. Most likely reference then. This thing usually stays exactly at 78C when under full load during night, during the day it stays at around 78C for 5 minutes than goes to 80. 

Probably want to check your case cooling. You want to balance the negative and the positive air pressure. Clean dust, and re-apply thermal compound. Did you try to change the fan speed?

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Just now, OlympicAssEater said:

Probably want to check your case cooling. You want to balance the negative and the positive air pressure. Clean dust, and re-apply thermal compound. Did you try to change the fan speed?

Fan speed is always at 100%. Gotta go now.

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Air flow in the case is everything.

Use all your case  fans slots with decent fans!


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4 hours ago, dumbuz said:

Got it. Most likely reference then. This thing usually stays exactly at 78C when under full load during night, during the day it stays at around 78C for 5 minutes than goes to 80.

What's the shutdown temp set to? 80C is hot, but still over 10C away from dangerous temps. I game on 80C.


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I agree, 80 C is not "HOLY CRAP KILL THE POWER NOW!" hot.

 

Sounds like case airflow is inadequate as others have mentioned.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
On 8/19/2019 at 9:48 PM, KageSong said:

My friend recently re-applied thermal compound to an old RX card. Apparently they dry out really easily. I assume you've tried increasing the fan speed through software?

How old is old? I've had this computer for 7 months, do you really think it could dry out that quickly?

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On 8/19/2019 at 9:46 PM, OlympicAssEater said:

Clean dust?

Problem solved. The thing maxes out at 65C now.

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So, dust was the problem the whole time? I'd invest in an air compressor. That's what I use once a month or so.

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On 8/27/2019 at 5:15 PM, KageSong said:

So, dust was the problem the whole time? I'd invest in an air compressor. That's what I use once a month or so.

I used an air compressor.

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On 9/6/2019 at 5:33 PM, dumbuz said:

I used an air compressor.

Awesome. I hope you keep having good luck with it. I'm looking for a better thermal solution for my tower right now. I wanna see if I can push my 1660 a bit more, but probably not.

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