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GPU Temp over 90 degrees!

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My gpu temp is way to high! ive tried everything to ati tool, nvidia control panel, evga precision tool, rivatuner, speedfan and i cannot change my gpu fan speed! its grayed out on every single program and unable to change! i tried reinstalling new drivers i have the latest driver for my graphics card (Nividia Geoforce 8200M G) driver version: 258.96. and i even got a usb powered cooling fan for it and its still extremely hot! but the weird thing is it works perfectly and works all day and never shuts off. but still i am worried for damage to the hardware by it being so extremely hot. What can i do to change the gpu fan speed or any fan speed so i can cool my laptop down without spending any money on hardware?

My Specs And Laptop Are
Windows 7 32bit
Compaq Presario CQ50-215NR Notebook PC
1.90 GHz AMD Athlon X2 QL-60 Dual-Core Processor
2GB Ram
NVIDIA GeForce 8200M 895 MB
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GPUs run very hot compared to CPUs and 90°C and hotter is not uncommon. The fact this is a laptop limits your options. Is that USB cooling fan self powered? If it draws power from the USB port, that creates a greater demand on the charging/regulator circuits, which increases heat.

The only thing more I can suggest is to do your best to keep all the vents, cavities, and ports clean of heat trapping dust.

Edited by Digerati, 28 July 2010 - 10:52 PM.

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