Lt. Commander
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# 1 GFX Overheating
01-12-2010, 12:16 AM
Anyone else having graphics card overheating problems? I'm having to run my fans at 100% just to keep the temps in the mid 90's, even at the login screen I can see the gfx temp rising rapidly, to where its 105 degrees after about 5mins, not good considering 106 degrees is getting towards the burn out point...

I've tried dropping the level of detail etc and still the amount of stress being generated on the gfx cards seems very high.

I'm running a NVidia 9800gt, tried it in both sli and removing a card and using single gpu mode, and never had this problem with any other online or offline games, LOTRO, EVE, Crysis, etc etc.

Anyone found a cure for this problem?
Lt. Commander
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# 2
01-12-2010, 12:18 AM
Have you physically looked at the card? Best bet is there is a big dust bunny living in your heatsink on the card. Take out the card and clear him out of there! Then you'll be good to go. Last few times my card overheated that was exactly the problem.
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# 3
01-12-2010, 12:27 AM
my BFG GTX250 maxcore doesn't go over 71 C on max settings. Check your hardware or drivers.
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# 4
01-12-2010, 12:41 AM
Basically whats already been said:

Remove your cards and blow all the dust out, pressurized air works well.
Update your drivers --if your completely up to date, consider dropping back 1 version, or loading beta drivers.
Remove any overclock or custom driver settings/utilities
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# 5
01-12-2010, 12:46 AM
Is there a way to check the temperature of a geForce 8800GT? SpeedFan is not really working on my system

The only thing my GPU does is make a lot of noise (think it really is time to change fan), but I'm used to that. I play LotRo on maxed settings as well, and aside from the noise the GPU makes all goes well...
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# 6
01-12-2010, 12:48 AM
you could try riva tuner, or.. one of the retailers software, like from palit or gainward. they check temperature and fanspeed aswell.
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# 7
01-12-2010, 12:54 AM
Doesnt Nvidia provide a utility with the driver?
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# 8
01-12-2010, 01:06 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by KL0k View Post
you could try riva tuner, or.. one of the retailers software, like from palit or gainward. they check temperature and fanspeed aswell.
I'll google Riva tuner... lets hope it'll work on my system...
Quote:
Originally Posted by DaWookie View Post
Doesnt Nvidia provide a utility with the driver?
Dunno... never really seen it. I know ATi has it included in the drivers though... Will check the nVidia site for a tuner,,,
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# 9
01-12-2010, 01:07 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Reizla
Is there a way to check the temperature of a geForce 8800GT? SpeedFan is not really working on my system

The only thing my GPU does is make a lot of noise (think it really is time to change fan), but I'm used to that. I play LotRo on maxed settings as well, and aside from the noise the GPU makes all goes well...
Try the 'nVidia Monitor' utility.

Besides that 'ATI Tool' is great... it works with all sorts of GPUs.
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# 10
01-12-2010, 01:25 AM
eVGA precision is a nice tool as well , has overclock options, fanspeed, monitors the heat/fan speed and displays it in the notification area
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