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    Sirusboon is offline Senior Member Always Around
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    Currently my computer can run most things extremely well. However when playing a few newer games, like Overlord, my computer has been running too hot. It runs the game fine however in the middle of the game it minimizes and I get a few warnings. I can't seem to tell how hot my video card is running for some reason, which is my main concern, however my GPU reaches 107C too so I would like to remedy this. Anyone have good solutions? Preferably of the cheap variety, I don't mind spending money on my PC, but I hit a slump recently so meh.

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    What video card is it?

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    Ah sorry I was having trouble finding it on newegg or else it would have been on the first post. I thought having a link would be better than myself describing it.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16814102474R
    I know, not the greatest thing out there, but I make by with what I have. >.<

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirusboon View Post
    I can't seem to tell how hot my video card is running for some reason, which is my main concern, however my GPU reaches 107C too so I would like to remedy this.
    That didn't make sense.

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    The fan control I was using should have been able to monitor the temp of my processor and video card, but where it showed video card it came up blank. I don't know what that means really, I switched to using the ATItool which only shows the GPU and it's environment. >.> Sorry I am still a noob in many aspects when it comes to computers I will admit that.

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    A GPU is a graphical processing unit, i.e. your video card. 107C is your video card's temperature.

    Maybe your video card's fan has gotten some dust in its bearings, or has started to wear out? My old Radeon 9700 Pro started overheating after 2 years of use, and shortly afterwards the fan started seizing up randomly, and finally died. I gave it to a friend of mine, who DUCT TAPED an AMD CPU fan onto it and gave it to his younger brother a year and a half ago. It still runs to this day. @_@

    Just incase you were considering it, I don't recommend that as a solution to your problem...

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    Yeah I remembered that after I posted I feel really stupid now. >.> Please disregard most of those posts I was really tired over the last few days and some mixed up GPU with CPU. I know that is really stupid and I am really embarrassed. The fact that I need to cool it down remains. >.>

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    Ok sorry to have to go over this again but I messed up big time with my first few posts. It is my GPU that reaches 107-12XC I got that mixed up with my CPU because I was tired at the time, and a bit confused because my previous fan control had a CPU temp measure(did not work?) if I remember correctly. When my GPU gets too hot my Catalyst Control Center says something along the lines of not being able to detect my video card, I don't know how that worked out considering I could still see what was happening and the message on my screen. I will make it say that again soon when playing Overlord anyway so I will post a screencap of it then if you want to see it. The problem is my graphics card I just got a bit mixed up, and didn't read what I was looking at well after three days of little to no sleep. Sorry for the confusion I caused, feel really stupid right now.

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    http://www.sapphiretech.com/en/forum...2&page=1&pp=10
    http://www.legitreviews.com/article/179/2/

    Jyuu will know a lot more about this than I do, but it seems that, on average, your video card shouldn't go much past 70 C(according to that review) even under load.

    Like I said, I am not expert, just a dabbler same as you, but something seems to be wrong with your cooling. Turn on your computer, and see if the fans are all running(case and VGA, just do the old put-you-hand-in-front-of-the-fan-and-see-if-you-feel-air-method, hey, its simple, but effective). You could always try aftermarket cooling for your VGA card.

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    Sorry for the confusion before, I am just a high school kid and the first computers class that they have is something I could have done at the age of eight so I have not learned much yet.

    When doing nothing my GPU is at a stable 51C and when playing Oblivion it only gets into the higher 60s I think. It has not been a big problem in the past so I never really bothered to check just want the ATItool monitored. >.> I know it is not my case, and I just added in another fan which is helping a little. So I wanted to look into some other methods.

 

 
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