GT220 getting to hot

February 20, 2012 at 03:00:07
Specs: Windows 7, Phenom II x4 955 / 4GB
I was running speedfan wile gaming and I noticed that the GPU (GT220) gets up to 105°.
Then my screen turns black for a second and turns back to normal.
Is this normal? I checked on Nvidia that the card could go up to 110°.
Speedfan say that the fan of the GPU is doing 13RPS.

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#1
February 20, 2012 at 03:17:50
The most likely cause of the graphics card overheating is a buildup of dust. Get a can of compressed air and give it a good blast out and that should help cool it down.

You should aslo make sure that your computer has good overall airflow. If the tempature inside the case is getting quite warm, you might need to install some case fans (if the case has slots for them).

Hope that this helps!


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#2
February 20, 2012 at 04:08:53
Yes the video card fan is running very low(780 rpm) install evga precision and pump the fan speed to 100%.
If that doesn't help time clean the card. For good results u will need a good thermal paste like Tuniq TX-3 and to know how to apply it.
Make sure to remove the cooler well without damaging memory chip's heat pad's.

Also side panel fan help to cool video card, chipset and memory.

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#3
February 20, 2012 at 06:40:29
The overall airflow should not be a problem. I got myself 2 extra fans installed in the case. I'l try some cooling paste then.

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#4
February 20, 2012 at 07:59:31
"The overall airflow should not be a problem. I got myself 2 extra fans installed in the case. I'l try some cooling paste then"

The chances of the thermal paste being the problem are slim. The problem is more likely to be poor cooling. Or it could be the montioring software you're using is simply out of whack & the GPU isn't really running that hot. Have you confirmed the GPU temp with other software such as HWMonitor?

http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmo...

"I got myself 2 extra fans installed in the case"

What does that mean? You didn't explain where the fans are installed or what size they are. Improperly placed fans can be worse than no fans at all. If your case has the power supply mounted at the top, all you need is one exhaust fan beneath it. 120mm is best if your case accepts fans that big. No other fans are required. A front intake fan may be of some benfit but side panel fans should NOT be used.


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#5
February 20, 2012 at 11:08:48
The cooling fans are used as front intake fans. I think I solved the issue. I replaced the cooling paste and its now running at a steady 35°C. When gaming the temperature rises to maximum 70°. So that's oke right?

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#6
February 20, 2012 at 12:33:34
So that's oke right? YES

Which is the Best Place to Install a Case Fan?
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/prin...

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#7
February 20, 2012 at 15:27:35
Oke than this topic can be closed :)

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#8
February 20, 2012 at 15:55:16
"I replaced the cooling paste and its now running at a steady 35°C"

Obviously wasn't on my list of possibilties. Is it possible the heatsink got knocked loose somehow prior to you changing the paste?


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#9
February 20, 2012 at 19:07:19
Just mark it 'Solved'

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#10
February 22, 2012 at 09:34:44
And how do I do that? First post so I'm really new to this place...

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