ECS gt220 possible overheating?

March 27, 2010 at 21:14:02
Specs: Windows 7 build7600 32bit
hi, i bought new ECS gt220 gpu, it worked just
fine for 2months,two days ago i've updated the
drivers with the latest,and i've built in another
case fan on the free slots of my 400watts PSU
for extra cooling(maybe bad idea) anyway i
was abble to play battlefiled-bad company,call
of duty 4,crysis etc with temp of the gpu going
up to 60degrees(max) after sometimes 10-12h
of gameplay,today i've noticed that the temp
on the GPU in idle is 57(approx)degrees,after
playing 20 min COD4 it went up to
70degrees,is it possible that the extra fan
doing something wrong with the PSU like
pulling too much power so the GPU pulls more
power to be fed? or the drivers causing this
problem or just the GPU is starting to break
down?what is the normal temp range of these
GPU's or the max temp before they get
"fried"...??? any advice is helpful,thanks in
advance!

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#1
March 27, 2010 at 22:08:53
How many case cooling fans do you have & how are they arranged?

Generally, all you need is one exhaust fan in the rear. Side panel fans are not recommended because they disrupt the desired front to rear airflow. Some people install a front intake fan but it's usefulness is debateable.

You're only ventilating a small box that's about 2 CF in size, not an entire house. For easy math, let's say a single exhaust fan can pass 60 CF of air per min. That means that all the air in the case is completely refreshed every 2 seconds. Do you really think you need a boat load of fans to keep a case cool?


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#2
March 28, 2010 at 07:17:52
my pc case has no cooling fan,except the one on the cpu,on
the gpu and on the psu, so i put anextra fan on the case
couse it wont do any harm i think just cooling more,it is
blowing air in side the case, so i think would it be possible
that fan to couse some overheating(which i doubt) or could it
be some drivers causing my gpu to heat so much in idle? my
current room temp is 12degrees the pc is on about an hour so
far and the gpu is 50 degrees already, and i havent played any
game,if i do as i said for about 20 min it goes up to 70
degrees,i know that cant be right becous it was just couple of
days ago getting max 60 after 4-5 and maybe more hours
playing cod or some other game and 30 in idle,this is souble
the temp i am reading from my gpu than it was some days
ago, what can be the cause of all this? i am not good at my
english so sorry for some misstakes in the post

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#3
March 28, 2010 at 15:15:10
"it is blowing air in side the case"

That's not good. You want the fan blowing air 'out' of the case. Turn the fan around.


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#4
March 28, 2010 at 15:20:06
didnt think that may affect the heat inside the case(silly me),
well it worths a try,hope it works! well lets give it a shot and see
if the temp starts falling... thanks man

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#5
March 28, 2010 at 16:06:13
If you have a fan on the back blowing in, the air coming in can be blown right back out by the power supply. That means you don't get good air circulation through the box.

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#6
March 28, 2010 at 16:47:16
well u belived,i didnt, u were right,i was not! after all i made a
mistake by putting that extra fan blowing air inside the pc
case-HUGE MISTAKE! after your advice i've opened the case
so i noticed that the PSU fan blowing a lot of hot air outside
and that the fan i;ve put is right below the PSU meaning that
this new fan is not pulling fresh cold air inside the case but
pulling the hot air from the PSU inside the case again... whata
fool i was,i guess i didnt do any good to my pc but allmost
fried my GPU,but luckyly there are guys like you helpin out
guys like me to avoid something going wrong,well THANK
YOU AEQIS1 AND JAM ,keep up the good work,you are the
men,best regards to u

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#7
March 28, 2010 at 17:42:26
You're welcome dime_richie. Thanks for posting back.

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#8
March 28, 2010 at 17:53:08
wow its all back to normal now,1 hour of playing and temp is
45degrees.... and i was think all day long that i will probably
need a new gpu,u sure did save me some time and money.
thank u guys i guess i owe u a big time now... computing.net
rules.. but u guys u are the stars... ;)))))

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