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GPU Overheating

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by markz_, Jan 15, 2013.

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  1. markz_

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    My stock gpu's (nvidia geforce 230) fan broke and I do not want to upgrade it because I plan on building a computer within a year. I bought the vantec iceberq fan as a replacement, however instead of being a simple fix, my gpu now runs at around 78 degrees idle, and 70 with the fan set to max. If I put any game on, temperatures reach about 105 degrees within a couple minutes and the gpu shuts off. Opening the side of my case makes no difference in temperature and I'm at a loss for a cheap solution.

    Zero dust anywhere (also, its a brand new fan), fan spins properly and at a good speed, cleaned and reapplied the thermal paste included in the kit and the fan sits directly on top of the gpu chip (metal part seen in picture is removed, gpu chip is under the horizontal lines).

    Any help would greatly be appreciated! Thank you.
     
  2. dai

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    what psu is in it

    make
    model
    wattage
     
  3. markz_

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    Hipro 350w
    HP-D3537F3R
    Stock psu that came with my pc
     
  4. dai

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    they are low quality,if the output is dropping it would cause a rise in temperatures

    see if you can borrow a 450w to try i it
     
  5. markz_

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    Popped in a 550w, no change
     
  6. dai

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    did you put to much paste on

    to much is as bad as none at all as it blocks the heat transfer to the heatsink
     
  7. markz_

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    Pea sized amount spread thin and evenly with a plastic card
     
  8. dai

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    if you have the right amount it should be translucent

    i have never had to put any on a video chip,but i would have thought it would be a lot smaller than a cpu and a amount the size of a small grain of rice would have been enough
     
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