Solved Nvidia GT 220 is heating!

October 30, 2011 at 12:00:27
Specs: Windows 7
Hello everybody!

I've a I5 with a Nvida GeForce GT 220. Everything was working fine but I've been having some problems since last month. When I'm watching videos, after some time the screen becomes black and the monitor loses the signal. And the computer restarts. I used the CPU Meter gadget to monitor my GPU's temperature. Normally the temperature stays at 70-80 Celsius. When I start a video the temperature goes up... fast! When it arrives at 109/110 Celsius, the monitor loses the signal and the PC restarts. The GPU fan is working at full speed. One note: I don't have a Case fan. I opened my case and if I left it opened it gets a little better... but it does not solve the problem. Has anyone any clues or tips? Looks like my GPU is heating, but why is that? Do I need a new GPU fan or a Case fan? Thanks!! Andre

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October 30, 2011 at 13:33:37
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70-80c idle or underload isn't ok for gt 220.
Remove the video card and start cleaning.
Before removing the heatsink make sure u have good thermal paste and most video cards comes with thermal pads for vram, make sure u don't damage them during heatsink removal or u will have to replace them.
Use small dot method to apply thermal paste.

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October 30, 2011 at 17:57:18
You probably do have a fan in the power supply's exhaust fan, but it definitely could not hurt to add a case fan, especially since they are so cheap. Look for something with fairly high CFM's but make sure the sound is especially low (DB) or the sound may be annoying. Most websites show this information on all choices and this is useful, even if you plan on purchasing it locally.

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October 31, 2011 at 20:10:47
Thank you guys, great tips!

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