Thread: Graphics card overheating?
May 27th, 2012, 11:41 AM #1
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Graphics card overheating?
For the last few days while playing games (League of legends and Torchlight mainly), while playing these games my computer would suddenly crash for no apparent reason. This has only been happening for the last few days and I'm wondering if it's because we've been having a bit of a heatwave in England for the last few days that has finally pushed my graphics card this far. I've never had any problem with my computer quite like this before. I have had minor graphical problems before such as a very glitchy screen in battlefield 2, but after i reinstalled my graphics card and drivers, it fixed up.
I believe this to be a problem with my graphics card over heating, but before I go out and buy a new one, I just would really like someone to confirm this. I have also been warned that my graphics card is prone to overheating on other forums, but until now, I've never really experienced enough of a problem to justify replacing it.
My computer specs are:
- Windows 7 home premium 64-bit
- Intel core i7 cpu 860 @ 2.80GHz
- 6.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 532MHz (7-7-7-20)
- 1024MB GeForce GT 220 (nVidia)
Also a couple of days ago, i did clean out the dust from my computer, this has helped a little bit, but my computer is still crashing.
After 2.5 years of owning this computer and never really needed to replace anything, I guess things are starting to get old and tired. If anyone could help me out, I would appreciate it.
May 28th, 2012, 07:45 AM #2
Welcome to TechIMO.
Have you tried taking the side off your case and blowing air into the case using a fan? When you cleaned the dust out, did you actually take the video card out to get the dust off the fan?
May 28th, 2012, 10:27 PM #3
Probably would not hurt to make sure the cooling fan on the video card is working, i have seen the fan on the video cards fail before.
May 29th, 2012, 12:38 PM #4
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Thanks guys for the responses.
When I cleaned it out, i didn't take out the card. I have done so now and cleaned it, and it's actually working a lot better, so far, I don't appear to be having any problems so far, the fan seems cooler, averaging about 65C in game, which is a huge improvement from 100C+, while idleing, it seems to be averaging between 45-55C which is great
Thanks for all your help
May 29th, 2012, 02:23 PM #5
Excellent. Glad that worked.
Fan problems are far more common with video cards due to their small size.
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