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amd radeon hd 7900 series high idle temp (+85C)

Question asked by tamric on Mar 13, 2016
Latest reply on Mar 14, 2016 by amdmatt

I would like to start with saying that I've been up all night breaking my brain on fixing this issue. So if I miss something / don't give enough info please ask and I will gladly give the info needed.

 

Card: AMD Radeon HD 7900

Driver version: 9.14.10.01162. Crimson 15.12

 

At the time of this post my idle temp is 88C. I JUST reapplied thermal paste to the gpu. It seemed to slow the climb from when I turned on the computer. That is about all the help it provided.

 

Fan is running at 3260 rpm (not sure if that is low) while at 100%

gpu usage is at <10% to 0%

 

I have cleaned all heat sinks and fans; and reapplied thermal paste.

 

When I put the card under load (started at 79C), 84% load, the temp spiked to 97C in a few seconds. I shut down the game and the temp dropped and stabilized at 88.

 

Any and all ideas would be appreciated. For now I'm off to bed

 

Thanks in advance!

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