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Everything posted by Cerezoss

  1. Alright, last update on the matter: I replaced the thermal pads on one card, and I haven't had any issues even after running a few bulky games and running furmark for a few moments. Normally, the PC would already have failed me, but everything seems to be in working order again. Can't thank you guys enough!
  2. So my thermal pads got in the mail pretty late, and a friend of mine surprised me by gifting me an old PC for free. So I have lugged around a big tower for about a mile today and my arms are like noodles, so I don't dare work on the cards right now. The card that came with the tower is an R9 290, which is a straight upgrade from what I had, but regardless I will still replace the thermal pads and try to get at least one card working again. Between my old junk and my friend's old junk I'll hopefully be able to put together somewhat of a gaming rig for my little brother and sister.
  3. I apply new paste and run maintenance on the fans and cooling ribs about every year. The last time was about 4 months ago and the paste is still... pasty(?). Anyhow, it hasn't hardened. As for my PSU, I have a 1000 watt corsair PSU that I've had for about 4 years. I already ordered the thermal pads, so after I apply those tomorrow I'll run the DDU that was linked by another user and install an older version of the drivers to see if that helps.
  4. Well, I ordered the thermal pads, I need 1mm and 3mm apparently. Even if this doesn't work it's far cheaper to try new thermal pads than it is to buy a new GPU. They'll arrive tomorrow, so I can keep you posted if it worked or not. I'll take a second good look at the drivers. I tried finding the modern equivalent of the ATIman Uninstaller, but I couldn't find it so soon. You think uninstalling through the control panel will be enough and just installing an older version of the drivers?
  5. Great, thank you very much, I'm going to measure them and order me some new pads to see if that works! Much appreciated!
  6. Alright, I'll try and see if it's the VRAM that's running to hot, I didn't think to check that. Right now there are quite thick thermal pads on them from the factory (which are also 10 years old) that might be better if I replace them. Any recomendations on how I should go about this? I don't think just removing the pads and then only sticking thermal paste on there is going to do anything, right? If it's the VRAM, you think something like this would work? Thanks for the reply.
  7. (English is not my native language, apologies in advance) I've been experiencing issues with my graphics cards for quite a while now, I own two HD 7970's that I used to run in crossfire, but I've been having issues with both lately. The first issue is that I used to get pretty frequent messages that the AMD driver or software encountered an issue and recovered itself, after which I had to reboot the game I was playing. I stopped getting these notifications a few weeks ago and figured all was well, but what happens now is that both my monitors lose signal at some random point and won't r