Solved Why is my GPU overheating when nothing is running?

March 16, 2016 at 12:12:03
Specs: Windows 8.1, Intel Core i5 4440 @ 3.10GHz - 8GB ram
Okay so basically yesterday I was playing a game of League of Legends, and suddenly I had like 10 fps or even lower, so I was like "I'm sorry team I can't play like this"
Then I got blackscreen randomly and I couldn't solve it so I restarted my PC by the button on it and got into the game again, played a few minutes until the same thing happened again with my fps and then blackscreen.

So I turned it on, and I didn't reconnect to the League game again, I went on YouTube and just watched random videos as the blackscreen popped up again after like 10 minutes. So I did a malware and virus search and I had some stuff in my pc that I just removed. And after 10 minutes again it happened again. So I reset my PC entirely from scratch. Installed a few games and stuff, and I decided to install Speccy which is just an application where u can see the heat of your GPU, CPU and other random information, and I noticed that I had like 90 celcius on my GPU which obviously isnt correct, I mean I would notice if it was that hot. And I see that its slowly going up to over 100 celsius, about 110 celsius so I was like . I turned my PC off and cleaned it from dust and stuff, started it and its still the same thing, the black screen doesnt come up but I cant play games and I cant watch YouTube without it getting 100+ celsius which again, obv isnt correct since I would feel if it was that hot.

So all I wanna know is if its only my GPU that is f---ed or if its my PC overall that is broken? Because I ordered a new GPU a few days ago so I really dont care if this one breaks.

GPU: GT 620 1GB
CPU: Intel Core i5 4440

Also I had Windows 10 when this started happen, but when I reset the PC it installed Windows 8.1 again.

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March 16, 2016 at 13:38:35
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It would help to know which program you're using to check your GPU temp. If you're not using GPUZ, give it a try:

The GT 620 isn't much of a gaming card, it's considered a HTPC card. It's actually a rebranded GT 430. Does it have a fan or is it fanless? Obviously fanless cards will run hotter. Is the power supply mounted at the top or bottom of your case? Bottom mounted usually adds heat to the GPU. Top mount helps cool the case. And what about case cooling? Is there a large exhaust fan in the rear?

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