Nvidia GT220 Graphics fan stopped/overheating

July 17, 2011 at 03:52:30
Specs: Windows 7, Intel Core i3 / CPU 540 / 3.07 GHz
Son's homebuilt gaming PC (bought/built early this year)...Running a Nvidia GE Force GT 220. Fan seems to stop running and then restarts at will.

Whatever the fault, games lag a lot, and it causes the monitor to display a wavy/interfered screen, barely readable.

Monitoring Temps using EASY TUNE 6... (provided by motherboard)
System temp is showing red at 41degreesC, and
CPU temp is blue at 24degreesC (CPU temp shoots to 41 when in gameplay)

System eventually shuts down. Have tried alternative cards without problem (so far) but these are low end cards and not good enough to run MMPG games/videos (Minecraft, civilisation5, Starcraft 2, You-TUBE).

I have screen prints of system spec but unsure how to upload on this site.

Please advise as my son is really becoming a pest now.


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#1
July 17, 2011 at 06:28:13
Cpu and system temp are fine but u didn't post the gpu temp, for this task use GPUz.
Which version of gt 220 do u have(ddr2 or ddr3)?

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#2
July 17, 2011 at 07:06:36
The CPU temp can not be lower than the system temp, unless you have some sort of exotic cooling setup? And 24C is only 75F. I don't know where you are, but it's summer where I am & my average room temp is at least 75F. I suspect Easy Tune isn't reading the temps correctly. Also, the GT 220 isn't much of a gaming card - could it be you're expecting too much out of it? Have a look at these charts:

http://www.anandtech.com/show/2855/7

http://www.guru3d.com/article/gefor...

Regardless, you need to get the cooling fan fixed before you fry the card.


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#3
July 17, 2011 at 08:09:18
Thank you Kuwese... Using GPU-Z CPU temp is reading at approx 44 dgC (varying by a couple of degrees up and down). Card is a DDr2.

Thank you Mickliq... following this saga, he has said he wants to upgrade the card and it has been suggested to him to get Nvidia GTS 450 (DDr3 PCI-E 2). Just asked my son and he doesn't know if this card with Memory type DDR3 is compatible with his current system... could you advise?

Also, can either of you recommend or disapprove this card (or any other?) Your help is much appreciated.


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#4
July 17, 2011 at 08:47:13
http://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?t...

That would be a significant upgrade. The memory type on the graphics card has nothing to do with your system memory, so yes it's compatible. Above is a link to graphics card power requirements. The 450 will need 24 amps and a 450 watt power supply. Open your case and look at the label on the psu to see what you have. Make sure you also have the correct psi-e connectors.

Here is a link to a power supply requirements chart. Look in the bottom left hand corner for the app.

http://www.newegg.com/Store/SubCate...


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#5
July 17, 2011 at 09:21:29
Thank you Grasshopper... Those links were useful.

Current PSU would not suffice the GT450, just browsing a new 500w PSU but little unsure of Ampages. Sure I'll get there though :)


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#6
July 17, 2011 at 09:37:31
If you're going to buy a new psu, always look for one with a single 12 volt rail like the corsair line. With multiple 12 volt raIs, you won't know how the amperage is divided up.

Look at these.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...


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#7
July 17, 2011 at 09:44:45
Post the current PSU specs. As grasshopper stated 450w 12v@24A(just to be safe), but a good quality 380w psu can run gts 450.

BTW, gts 450 is the best gaming video card under 100 bucks.

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#8
July 17, 2011 at 10:39:19
Current: Coloursit 400w en60950

http://www.auctiva.com/hostedimages...

The Cosair range in UK is a little more expensive than I'd like (corsair 430w £38). Dual rails appears to be the 'new' thing here... but perhaps I'm wrong.


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#9
July 17, 2011 at 10:57:11
Antec earthwatts green ea-380d 380W. Good quality PSU isn't cheap.

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#10
July 17, 2011 at 10:59:04
corsair 650w single rail £70+

Re: Antec earthwatts green ea-380d 380W
Thanks, but isn't that a lower power supply than what we have got... or does it have a special feature?


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#11
July 17, 2011 at 11:29:57
Dual rails are not new. That's an old technology. You don't need a 650 watt psu. you can pull it off with a 400 to 450 with a SINGLE 12 volt rail. A GOOD psu isn't cheap, but it will last for years.

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#12
July 17, 2011 at 12:13:01
does it have a special feature?
It has features that cheapo PSU's doesn't have like active PFC. Antec & corsair are known for their good quality products.

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#13
July 17, 2011 at 13:14:28
ok thank you, I will look into it more tomorrow.

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#14
August 13, 2011 at 07:48:27
Hi, I know its been a while since my last post, I do appreciate your advice and I would like to ask 1 more question... My son been out and bought the NVidia GTS450 and a PSU...

COOLERMASTER 750w single rail 12v upto 60a

I understand that it is sufficient to run the Graphic card but as it is so powerful would this have any disadvantages (would prefer to find out now before we open the packaging).


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#15
August 13, 2011 at 21:58:58
Other than spending more money? No. I tend to get a little bit more than needed, but I probably would have gone with 600Watt model if it was near the same price as the same quality 500Watt model. I find that most of the better Power supplies are listed as 80% efficiency or better so I tend to use this as a criteria in filtering possible results when purchasing online. You can do a Google search online for consumer feedback on that particular model before you use it to help decide if you are keeping it.

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