Graphics card Heat origin

March 27, 2014 at 12:06:34
Specs: Windows 7, i5 4670 / 8Gb
My graphics card is a GT 440 and my CPU is an i5 4670. Is it possible for my cpu to be too powerful for my gpu?
Because I sent in my pc for repairs and the guy says it's that. But I'm pretty sure it's just my cooling fan that isn't working. I had that gpu with a 2.6 GHz dual core and it gave me the same problem

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#1
March 27, 2014 at 20:02:31
Details Please.
Is it the GPU that is running hot? How hot?
Is it the CPU that is running hot? How hot?
Are you trying to game with a basic use graphics card? If you are trying to play computer games then your GPU is definitely not up to the use and needs upgrading. If you are doing other graphics intensive work, then you probably need to upgrade the GPU as well. If you are just doing office work, email, internet, and similar, then the GPU is fine regardless of the CPU.
PLEASE give us your full system specs in detail, tell us in detail about your uses including what games or graphics intensive programs you may be running, and run HWMonitor and report all of the temperatures from it both at idle and the max it gets to after normal use for at least 15minutes.
THEN we may be able to answer your question (or possibly have more questions first). Please try to answer fully because the better picture we have, the better the answer will be.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#2
March 27, 2014 at 23:28:21
Ok. My specs are:
Intel i5 4670 (not OC)
8 Gb RAM
MSI G45 gaming Motherboard
Nvidia GT440
1TB HDD.
Now I stated it in the heading but I get that it's ambiguous, it's my gpu that overheats.
Before I upgraded, it still did that with a 2.6 dual core. But the thing is, my gpu's fan isn't making a good connection. I've tested this multiple times. If my pc stands vertically, the fan doesn't connect well and it barely spins.
I started leaning it on it's side on at a +/- 30º and it started working fine. Instead of it switching off after 30min, it can go for days.

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#3
March 28, 2014 at 06:26:18
Your specs are incomplete & you didn't answer the questions you were asked. MSI makes several G45 boards, we have no idea of the RAM speed or if it's 2 x 4GB or 4 x 2GB, no idea of the card manufacturer, & no PSU info was even provided. You claim the GPU is overheating but didn't list any temp readings. You also didn't list your CPU temps. Follow-up questions are asked for a reason.

The GPU on the GT440 has a max safe temp of 100C but should normally run in the 30s at idle & 60s under full load. If your temp readings are within that range, the card is most likely OK & your problem lies elsewhere. The GT440 is a low end/entry level gaming card consistently at the bottom of the pile & only slightly better than the lowly GT430:

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5969/...

http://www.jagatreview.com/2011/02/...

"But the thing is, my gpu's fan isn't making a good connection"

How do you know that? Did you make sure the card is fully seated in its slot & the fan's plug is also securely connected? Since it appears you've had the card for a while, did you clean the dust from the heatsink & fan blades & make sure the fan spins freely? Possibly oil the fan bearing?

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#4
March 28, 2014 at 09:23:26
I appreciate the help. I do. But you sound a tad snarky.

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#5
March 28, 2014 at 12:57:39
I can assure you that he meant nothing nasty but we are here as volunteers, well, more like a community and are not being paid so if you really want some help, you will need to fully answer the questions because they are really asked for a reason. Without all of the facts (since we are not there to test things ourselves), we cannot know what is going on inside of your system.
Please do the tests asked, report the results and fully list your components including makes and models as well as all of the detailed specs on your power supply (Wattage as well as each of the amperage ratings (3.3V, 5V, 12V, etc).

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#6
April 18, 2014 at 16:44:25
Wow I am amazed at how this person you trusted and paid for a solution could just lie to you the custumer; offering no real solution or real answers. In my opinion...

If you have intergreated high performancem graphics integrated on your motherboard than perhaps the problem is that you havent switchted the intergrated graphics off and are using them both simultamiusly....

If you have problems with your Tcase on the GPU and it is over heating you should get temperature software. you also make sure you have enough airflow going through your system. if you have insuficient cooling ;your desktop may overheat and crash.

A new cases with enough airvents to fit fans and have nice flow going.

Culer fins ala mort!


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#7
April 18, 2014 at 18:10:16
It has been 3 weeks and the OP has not come back to answer any questions or provide and additional info. We have to assume they are not interested in continuing the conversation.
The person they took it to just wanted them to purchase a better video card (ie: more money). It may be true that the card's fan's bearings are going, careful application of a tiny amount of very light machine oil may help this, or may not. In the end, the card will probably need to be replaced, though the level of the card purchased should be determined by the posters needs, uses, and budget. It may be just fine to replace it with the newer equivalent card, but if the machine will be used for gaming, a better gaming card would be a better idea. For nothing more than viewing facebook videos, the basic card would do just fine.
Unless the original poster returns, I would just let this post stay as it is and end the discussion.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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