Hi all, I think I found what my problem is, but cant find a way to fix it. For reference my video card is a Gigabyte 6850 currently runnin Catalyst 13.12 - 13.251-131206a-166389C-ATI (12-6-2013). I've had it pretty much since launch. I have 3 displays hooked up. 1 is a 55" HDTV (for watching movies/shows/etc), 1 is a 22"1080p (which I game on), and a 19" for web browsing.
The last few weeks, whenever I game, my 19" flickers like crazy, but only while gaming. Now the last 2 days while playing DOTA2, about 40 minutes in, it'll just hard lock my machine. I run it at 1080p, with everything on/up, except shadows and textures which are on the middle options. So I ran furmark, and with the fans plugged into the board I get to 95C after doing the 1080p 15 minute test. So I plugged the fans directly into a molex adapter so they can run 100% all the time, and this time when I ran furmark, I got to 87C after 15 minutes.
I know these temps are crazy high, but cant find a way to keep them down. Right now at idle im at 53C. Is it the fans, or is my card just dying?
Just remembered, I replaced the original fans setup with this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6835119167
due to one of the fans dying. I put that on in April of 2013.
Just noticed something...Right now I'm watching a live game of DOTA2 thru the watch game, and my temps are at 68C for the last 10 minutes and havent really gone up. after watching the whole match, i topped out at 73C
so yet another update...I got a small desk fan, and have it on low, and played a match of dota, never got over 61C, and not a single flicker.....