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Graphics card overheating?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by xdyldogx, Dec 8, 2011.

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  1. xdyldogx

    xdyldogx Thread Starter

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    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
    OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
    Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E6300 @ 2.80GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
    Processor Count: 2
    RAM: 3070 Mb
    Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4300/4500 Series, 512 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: Total - 262237 MB, Free - 84009 MB; D: Total - 13005 MB, Free - 1281 MB; F: Total - 59998 MB, Free - 33807 MB; I: Total - 90679 MB, Free - 65833 MB; O: Total - 102869 MB, Free - 15943 MB; Q: Total - 223388 MB, Free - 105266 MB; T: Total - 29998 MB, Free - 18257 MB;
    Motherboard: PEGATRON CORPORATION, Benicia
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    For a few days my computer has been acting weird. The main problem was it just randomly shutting down, mainly when playing a game. So I open up Piriform Speccy and see that my graphics card temperature is at 100 degrees celcius. Is that even possible? I think when I updated my drivers something messed up and is making it think it is over heating and shutting itself down. If this is a driver problem, how would I go about removing the driver and downgrading? I have an ATI 4350 HD. When my computer is just idling, it's hitting in the high 90 degrees C, but I haven't checked it in a game. I have tried to manually set the fan to 100% in the Catalyst Control Center, but I'm not hearing anything. Could there be a loose cable maybe?

    ~xdyldogx
     
  2. Jonny330

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    If you want to downgrade the driver you need to go into device manager and uninstall the display adapter driver. After you do that it'll probably ask you to reboot, after which you can install the driver you want. In terms of the fan, what I'd do is try running the computer with the cover off and putting my ear near the graphics card while you adjust the fan speed to 100%, see if you hear anything. (I'm having a similar problem myself with an nvidia gts 250).
     
  3. xdyldogx

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    So I took the cover off, and the fan over the graphics card is not moving at all. CPU fan and Power Supply fan running fine, but the gpu fan is just sitting there. Anybody have any ideas how I should go about fixing it? I am a noob when it comes to hardware. I can take pics of it if it would help anyone.

    I manually tried changing the fan in ATI's CCC, and still nothing.

    Thanks
    ~xdyldogx
     
  4. Jonny330

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    Well, at least that explains why your graphics card is running so hot, it's not getting any cooling. I'm not that up on ATI cards if I'm honest, but on some graphics cards there is a wire leading from the card to the fan, if your card has that make sure that's plugged in.

    I must say it sounds to me like the motor for the fan might have had it, in which case I'm not sure what you could do about it. I suppose you could look into getting a different heatsink or fan for your card, although if I'm honest I wouldn't know where to start with that one.
     
  5. JoeyImage

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    Maybe try liquid cooling?
     
  6. Tanis

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    As said, it looks like your GPU fan has failed (unless it has come unplugged). After market GPU coolers are pretty easy to come across, any half decent online PC component retailer should stock them.

    Have a look here, some are quite big and expensive but you shouldn't need anything major for that card. Make sure the cooler is for your card, it should say.

    I wouldn't recommend running that card at all until you replace that cooler, running at those temps significantly increases the change the whole card will fail which will cost more to replace.

    Liquid cooling is expensive and totally unnecessary in this case.
     
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