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Video Card Overheating

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Joey Beaumont, Apr 8, 2010.

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  1. Joey Beaumont

    Joey Beaumont Thread Starter

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    Hey hoping for some help with this problem.

    My vid card is reaching temps close to 100 C ahah. Still working but goes to black screen sometimes when gaming especially when my room is hot and summer is commin!

    Looking for best and most affordable way to keep it cool

    Sapphire HD 4870 1G
    found here : http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentation/product/?psn=000101&pid=266

    kisses

    -Joey
     
  2. Fezza 8800

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    How many case fans do you have, what size are they, and their CFM's? If you don't have good airflow within your tower, that could be a major factor causing towards your heating issues.

    If you've already that, you'd might want to invest in a GPU cooler.

    What's your current PSU? Have you made sure all other power-adapters are connected to it? (eg, a 6-pin power connector). Check the quality of the cables too, last time my 9800 GT was failing because I had a burnt molex pin in my 4-pin cables in my computer. Hope this helps.
     
  3. Joey Beaumont

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  4. Fezza 8800

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    Oh, sorry. In that case, note the locations of different 'screw holes' (xD) on your GPU board and the distances between them, and search up some appropriate GPU coolers that match these lengths & specifications. I'm sure if you search up some brands on a pricespy website that scans all stores, you'll find something decent in your local area.
     
  5. crjdriver

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    Your link for your card just goes to the sapphire home page; not to your card.

    Next have you opened the case and checked the video card to see if the heatsink fan is working, loose, dirty, etc?
     
  6. Joey Beaumont

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    uhh works for me but

    heres another


    SAPPHIRE HD 4870 1G GDDR5 PCI-E QP

    ive dusted out everything and this video card is pretty tough to open with that case on it, so i think id rather just get another fan?

    so if anyone could point me to some cooling options that will work for this card that would be great
     
  7. Megabite

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    So do you only have 1GB of memory.......how are the other temps like CPU on that PC

    Download and install hwmonitor
    and see what the temps etc are
     
  8. Joey Beaumont

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    so it was hot out today and i tried gaming

    everything else in the computer was mid 40 C

    vid card upper 80 C

    and it crashed

    this does not happen when its cold out!

    2 gb memory

    again looking for some way to cool my vid card

    any help plz?
     
  9. whitekingle

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    Install a cooling fan for it. Or you can open the cover.
     
  10. Joey Beaumont

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    could you link me a good one that will work for this card?
     
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  12. Joey Beaumont

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    ya ive messed with the speed and it gets CRAZY loud and still has problems if its really hot

    ya i have the newest drivers

    im pretty sure i need to get a new cooler

    so if anyone could help me pick a good one that will work for this card that would be much appreciated.

    thanks
     
  13. crjdriver

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    This one looks like it is pretty much universal however you need to fully remove the old cooler and shroud.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118037

    You have never answered if you checked the mounting of the current hsf. You are going to have to remove the cooling shroud anyway so you might as well check.
     
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