Overheating graphics card!!!

siviprime

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Specs:
Intel Pentium G3258 @ 4.5GHz
MSI B85M-P32
HyperX 8GB DDR3 1866MHz
Sapphire R9 380 Dual-X Edition
Antec Neo Eco 620C

Whilst playing Black Ops 3 with my friend, my graphics card 'stopped responding' (crashed), restarted my monitor and then continued to work. At that time, the graphics card's fans were spinning crazy fast, I knew that the GPU was getting hot.

I tried a stress test on FurMark and after 15 minutes, the GPU had reached a max temperature of 88 degrees! I'm quite scared that I might burn out the die/silicon/whatever is powering it.

The CPU, when stress tested, reaches 58 degrees so the CPU isn't a problem.

The PC itself is in quite a cramped space, but I'm not too convinced that putting it somewhere else will drastically reduce temps. Any ideas? Thanks for your time.
 

siviprime

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Thanks for the quick replies. The GPU driver is the latest one (Crimson 16.1). I'll benchmark using Heaven then like you said, check the temps during gameplay.
 
Furmark largely pointless. Won't see that heat in gaming and I've seen games crash an overclock where furnark has been fine. It also smashes power usage on R9 cards for some reason.

My guess is temps but monitor while gaming and see.
 

siviprime

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I tried Unigine Heaven and it reported the GPU temperature as 0 degrees, so I'll try something else xD

UPDATE: Unigine Valley shows it as 174910 degrees. Wow.
 

SPgamer007

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Well, check with MSI afterburner while playing BO 3 instead.

Remember Ambient temp and airflow system in the case affects the temp of GPU and other components, install additional fans if required.
 

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