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!
It sounds like the cooling system or GPU could be faulty. Have you been able to verify that the fans are actually moving?