[SOLVED] ATI/AMD Radeon 5670 Temps

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Currently while gaming I receive temps that are aprox. 95 Celsius to 98 Celsius. I have installed an extra fan inside my pc to try and assist with cooling. I have no thermal paste to apply to the graphics card nor how to pull the actual card out safety and pull the heatsink off of the card.
 

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Sounds like your graphics card was either damaged in transit or just has malfunctioning hardware. Request a new one.
 
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The problem is that I have had this card for multiple years, and only within the last year or so it has been shutting down on me during gaming, that's why I bought the additional fan. Current temps idle are 76 aprox. (Celsius)
 

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It probably has just been damaged over the years. The best you can do is try to reapply the thermal paste, but i do not know how to access it on that specific card. I am sure you could find it with a quick search online. Check for any dinks in the heatsink or missing diodes/chips on the card itself.
 
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At this point there probably is almost no thermal paste left in between the chip and the built in heat sink. By the way, the card is a single slot card with a tiny fan right above it. So it probably would be quite a bit harder than any dual slot graphics card. And as I stated in the original post, there is no thermal paste I have to actually use.

Also I think that it's been in use 6-8 years or so now.
 

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6-8 years? I think it's high time you got yourself something new and shiny. I say it would be more trouble to try and fix it.
 
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If I try to get a new graphics card, it'd probably overwork the CPU (Intel Core i7-2600S @ 2.8 GHz)
and then because it's an older socket than the LGA-1151 that I would most likely need for an upgrade to the CPU, I would have to get a new motherboard, meaning new RAM modules (currently DDR3). And it's quite expensive to build a new computer or purchase one. which is why I want to try and use this one as long as possible before upgrading.
 

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Getting a better graphics card wont overwork the cpu, the worst thing that would happen if your CPU would bottleneck the GPU. you can even get a new one of the same card you already have.
 
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If I were to upgrade the GPU, would a GTX 1060 or so be better? It's not that great of a card but it seems like it'd be much better than my current card
 

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What is your current GPU? I use a 1060 3gb and I can run almost every game 1080p ultra 60FPS no problem.
 
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ATI Radeon HD 5670 1gb
 

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Yep a 1060 3GB or 1050TI would work great, Whatever fits your budget. Anything 1060 6GB and above would be too strong for your CPU. the 1060 3GB already cuts it close.
 
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I only have a 300W HP Power supply without any cables other than 4 SATA (1 adapted to LP4 Molex) one 24-pin MB connector, and 1 4-pin MB connector. would it be worth also upgrading the power supply to a 400W psu for a new graphics card? and an actual LP4 Molex connector from the psu?
 

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Yes the GPU needs a PCI-E power cable and at least 400W for your whole system.
 
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I will probably go with a 450W semi modular to be safe. As soon as I can afford to get the parts, I will.
 
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I actually put new thermal compound on the graphics chip and enabled integrated graphics (it went to 107 Celsius in game for some reason). Now it gets to only 84 Celsius in game. Integrated Graphics and thermal compound made it much better at keeping cooler.
 

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