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Title: Sapphire 5850 Xtreme: GPU load: 200% !?
Post by: macbook-air on July 25, 2011, 08:12:08 AM
Soon before the whole machine stopped working. The first card had already stopped working for a couple of minutes:

Code:
$ DISPLAY=:0 aticonfig --odgc --odgt --adapter=all

Adapter 0 - ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series
                            Core (MHz)    Memory (MHz)
           Current Clocks :    0           0
             Current Peak :    825           900
  Configurable Peak Range : [550-900]     [900-1250]
                 GPU load :    200%

Adapter 1 - ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series
                            Core (MHz)    Memory (MHz)
           Current Clocks :    825           900
             Current Peak :    825           900
  Configurable Peak Range : [550-900]     [900-1250]
                 GPU load :    99%

Adapter 2 - ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series
                            Core (MHz)    Memory (MHz)
           Current Clocks :    825           900
             Current Peak :    825           900
  Configurable Peak Range : [550-900]     [900-1250]
                 GPU load :    99%

Adapter 0 - ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series
            Sensor 0: Temperature - 127.50 C

Adapter 1 - ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series
            Sensor 0: Temperature - 75.00 C

Adapter 2 - ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series
            Sensor 0: Temperature - 69.00 C


Title: Re: Sapphire 5850 Xtreme: GPU load: 200% !?
Post by: rethaw on July 25, 2011, 08:24:34 AM
Soon before the whole machine stopped working. The first card had already stopped working for a couple of minutes:

Code:
$ DISPLAY=:0 aticonfig --odgc --odgt --adapter=all

Adapter 0 - ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series
            Sensor 0: Temperature - 127.50 C


Thats a little warm. Did you smell burning plastic?


Title: Re: Sapphire 5850 Xtreme: GPU load: 200% !?
Post by: macbook-air on July 25, 2011, 08:42:45 AM
Soon before the whole machine stopped working. The first card had already stopped working for a couple of minutes:

Code:
$ DISPLAY=:0 aticonfig --odgc --odgt --adapter=all

Adapter 0 - ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series
            Sensor 0: Temperature - 127.50 C


Thats a little warm. Did you smell burning plastic?

I am working remotely. The machine was dead a few hours ago, so I asked someone else (who has little computer skills) rebooted it. Soon as it get booted, I sshed to it and reconfigured all the three video cards to slower 825 MHz core / 900 MHz ram frequencies, and then started the miners. Just a few minutes later, the first video card stopped working, I sshed to it again and it shows me as above.


Title: Re: Sapphire 5850 Xtreme: GPU load: 200% !?
Post by: IlbiStarz on July 25, 2011, 08:45:49 AM
Dam that's a haxor 5850.


Title: Re: Sapphire 5850 Xtreme: GPU load: 200% !?
Post by: macbook-air on July 25, 2011, 08:53:37 AM
Dam that's a haxor 5850.

I was extremely unlucky these days... My notebook was broken, it suddenly turned on itself last night in my bedroom and turned itself off after a couple of seconds, after a few minutes, same thing happens again, but never respond to my power button press. It's like there were some ghosts in my room. I ordered 20 HD5850 but only 16 of them work, even these 16, 5 of them need daily reboot. I ordered a dozen of (secondhand) motherboards and only half of them work as expected... I can't believe it's just due to hot weather or secondhand hardware. There must be some fengshui problem in the new garbage... :( :( :(


Title: Re: Sapphire 5850 Xtreme: GPU load: 200% !?
Post by: m0w3r on July 25, 2011, 10:48:33 PM
Dam that's a haxor 5850.

... There must be some fengshui problem in the new garbage... :( :( :(

I need someone who knows fengshui to show me how to arrange my hardware to maximize my mining chi.


Title: Re: Sapphire 5850 Xtreme: GPU load: 200% !?
Post by: Jack of Diamonds on July 25, 2011, 11:58:03 PM
Soon before the whole machine stopped working. The first card had already stopped working for a couple of minutes:

Code:
$ DISPLAY=:0 aticonfig --odgc --odgt --adapter=all

Adapter 0 - ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series
            Sensor 0: Temperature - 127.50 C


Thats a little warm. Did you smell burning plastic?

Sensor 0 or 3 is usually the VRM (voltage regulator module) on the GPU. Temperatures of 90 to 130c are quite usual on air cooling, and the VRM's are specified to take this kind of heat
(esp. the relatively expensive Volterra modules on 6990's which can take temps of even up to 150c without throttling)

On normal cards (non 6990) 135 to 150c will degrade the VRMs very fast or kill the card in 24/7 usage.