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Am I overheating?


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MR0624

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Response to rshaffer:

Sounds like the video card is for sure overheating.
how old is your system? - 2 Years
Is it a name brand? - No custom built
Make and model
Have you ever cleaned the inside of it out? - 1 year ago

Going to try increasing fan speed, stetty.

Thanks guys.
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Try increasing the GPU fan speed to 100% through the NVIDIA Control Panel:

  • Right-click on the desktop, and select NVIDIA Control Panel.
  • Then, select Device settings under the Performance heading.
  • Select the GPU tab from the top row of pictures.
  • Change the Geforce GPU (under the Cooling heading) to 100%.
Do you experience any crashing while gaming with the GPU fan speed set to 100%?


Sorry stetty, but I can't find the performance heading or device settings =\

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GPU still is showing hot to me.
Since the fan settings according to Speedfan are already set to 100% I am thinking there may be either a faulty fan.
Meaning it is not turning correctly or your PSU is not powering correctly.
Wait to see what the others think before doing anything please as they may have a resolution or see something I'm not seeing .
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Alright, it's definitely running (I can see it when i open my case), but whether or not it's running correctly I don't know how to check, lol.
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How does the inside look?
Is it dusty and the fans PSU, CPU and Video seem to be covered in dust bunnies?
If so then get you a can of compressed air and blow the inside out.
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Done.
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Here's a picture of the inside of the case. There's space for an extra fan on the bottom of the outside wall.

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Since the fan settings according to Speedfan are already set to 100% I am thinking there may be either a faulty fan.

SpeedFan can't control the GPU fan.

If you can't control fan speed from the NVIDIA Control Panel, try using a third-party utility.

Please download and install EVGA Precision from here. (Click on the Download (America) or Download (Europe) link, then scroll down and click on I Agree.)

Run EVGA Precision. On the right side, you should see Fan Speed and, beside it, an Auto button. Click the Auto button so that it is no longer selected, then change the Fan Speed to 100%. Now, go to the left side, and on the bottom, click Apply.
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I've never seen the above program before, so I wanted to give it a shot, but all I got was:
The processor detected is not supported
I have Athlon 4000 64 X2 Dual Core.
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Alright, I made it to 100% and I heard it get louder, so I know it worked. The temperature dropped from 62 to 59 in the last minute it's been running.
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Went in game, the same program that said I was at 59 (evga precision) when i was just using firefox said 70 while in-game. =[
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Try gaming with the fan at 100% and see if you still get crashes.

Broni, I recommended RealTemp for the user because he/she is using a Core 2 Duo/Quad. RealTemp is the best temperature monitoring program for that type of CPU. I can't vouch for its effectiveness on other CPUs.
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Got it.
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Hmm strange I tried to use the program and all I got was error
Send report or not. :) :)
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A little more research shows that RealTemp only works with Intel CPUs based on either Core or Nehalem microarchitectures. If you aren't using one of those CPUs, RealTemp isn't for you. :)

MR0624, have you experienced any more crashing since you set the GPU fan to 100%?
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