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 Post subject: VIDEO CARD OVERHEATING!!!!
PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 3:28 am 
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I have a strange problem with my XFX GeForce 9800GTX video card. Since I loaded Windows 7 64 bit. and all the necesarry drivers my video card started showing 67 degrees celcius. after a cold boot. I know it isn't a cooling problem because I keep my tower very clean. My CPU and RAM are both running cool (around 35 degrees celcius under load.) I have tried all the suggestions from other techs, including; New thermal paste, and trying older drivers. Like a lot of others who have this same issue dxdiag.exe shows that I have Direct X 11 and Speccy shows that I have Direct X 10. ??? Could this be a Direct X problem and could it cause a GPU to overheat?
My system; EVGA Nforce 790i Ultra SLI Mobo, XFX Geforce 9800 GTX video card, 2 GBs DDR3 RAM, Intel Q9550 CPU, and 750W. PSU., Windows 7 64 bit. OS.

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That is a fairly average temperature for that GPU at idle. It isn't great but it isn't harmful, either.

Are you experiencing any artifacting / problems with graphics?

Have you tried using RivaTune or another fan-control application to ensure the fans are running at an appropriate speed?


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 Post subject: Re: VIDEO CARD OVERHEATING!!!!
PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 5:23 pm 
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67 degrees is actually not that hot for a video card. Mine usually goes up to 80 or maybe even more during gaming.


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 Post subject: Re: VIDEO CARD OVERHEATING!!!!
PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 5:38 pm 
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I agree. When running folding@home, I have seen 8800 GT 512 MB's get up to 90 C





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