graphics card overheating

June 12, 2010 at 01:31:51
Specs: Windows 7 64-bit
hey so i got a new computer around about christmas time, i bought a new gfx card the day after, its the nvidia geforce gt 240 and i keep having problems with it overheating, i downloaded a program that allowed me to watch the temperatures of the hardware and the graphics card peaks out at around 106 degrees celcius and around 40-42 when sitting idle, any idea guys?

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#1
June 12, 2010 at 04:37:45
Do u have any issues while playing games? Open pc case and locate v-card, remove it then make sure to remove all dust. Make sure the whole system is clean. Install v-card and look for gpu temp. Did u overclock the v-card?

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#2
June 13, 2010 at 07:22:27
yeah it only overheats when playing games, i cleaned out my computer of dust and the problem is still happening, and no i haven't overclocked it at all :)

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#3
June 13, 2010 at 08:26:59
Does the program allow you to adjust the fan speed ? I use a program like that for an EVGA card.

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#4
June 13, 2010 at 08:30:57
make sure that u have air flow inside ur case plus download evga precision tools and control ur fan speed to 100 % to keep ur card cool and try running a game while the case is open and see if it happens again

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#5
June 13, 2010 at 12:46:27
yeah my fan speeds are set to 100% and the problem still persists :(

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#6
June 14, 2010 at 08:42:44
did u open the case ? and checked that out did u clean the dust of the card keep ur case in a cooled area

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#7
June 14, 2010 at 12:30:50
Now wait a second.

There is a bug in most of the Nvidia drivers that disables the Video card's fan on some cards. Are you 110% sure that the fan on the card is spinning? Have you visually checked to make sure?

Download Ntune from Nvidia to enable the overclocking sub-section in their drivers and make sure the fan is on and set to 100%.

PowerMac 9600(1 ghz G4)
512mb RAM
50gb SCSI
ATi 9200 PCI


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#8
June 14, 2010 at 15:10:30
right okay issue is resolved, i went to pcworld and picked up some form of high pressure spray that easily cleans up your fans, ran it over my fans and stuff and a huge dust bunny emerged, seems it just had some hidden dust clogging it up. it now doesn't go above 60/70 degrees on max graphics, thanks for the help guys :)

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#9
June 16, 2010 at 10:44:46
no problem :)

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#10
June 16, 2010 at 10:55:29
awesome

PowerMac 9600(1 ghz G4)
512mb RAM
50gb SCSI
ATi 9200 PCI


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