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GPU overheats even at maximum fan speed

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by arti23, Jul 28, 2015.

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  1. arti23

    arti23 Thread Starter

    Jul 28, 2015
    So, here's my problem. I've been browsing just as I always have, and nothing has changed in my setup whatsoever. However, just yesterday I was watching videos and suddenly my graphics card spiked to 85 degrees Celsius. I've had issues with random spikes in the past, but never this severe; since this moment the spikes have been constant and I cannot cool it below 42 degrees Celsius. 42 is quite low, I know, but I tend to use this computer to play graphics-intensive video games and I have to monitor my temperature with GPU Tweak for the entirety of every gaming session I have. Now, I am unable to even play them because it goes up too quickly and crashes my computer. I want to know if it's just heat that's a problem, or if there's something else, and how I can fix this issue. I don't want to risk buying a new GPU until I know that it's the sole culprit. I have three fans in the case and one ordinary house fan that I set up next to it to help cool it down. This setup has been workable for so long, why is it not working now? Do I need more fans or newer fans? I already cleaned the whole thing out so I don't think dust is an issue.

    Additional information:
    • I recently did a system restore because this had not happened until a recent Windows update.
    • I have three case fans, one ordinary house fan blowing into it from the outside.
    • NVIDIA GTX 570 with fully updated drivers.
    • Usually capable of running most modern games at medium quality, 85% fan speed at 60 degrees Celsius.
    • Now keeps at about 50 degrees Celsius in normal browsing with fan speed at max, even with minimal GPU usage. Spikes sporadically to 70-90.
  2. Tanis


    May 29, 2006
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    Hi and welcome to TSG.

    We really need a lot more information about your system to make an informed response. Not sure what your link is and I can't open it on my work PC anyway.

    Please provide the following:

    - Exact make and model of the machine if it is a 'big brand' name like a HP, Dell etc?
    - If it is a self / custom build, what is the make and model of the motherboard, CPU, RAM, HDD, Power Supply etc. The more info the better?
    - What version of Windows are you using? Is it fully patched and up to date?
    - Where are the fans located in the system and is each one blow into or out of the case?
  3. Crazy10


    May 12, 2012
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