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Windows 7: Graphics cards get so hot when playing games.

25 Jan 2013   #1
JamieH123

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Graphics cards get so hot when playing games.

Some games that I play that are quite graphically intense causes my Graphics card to hit 80 degrees Celsius and causes my computer to shutdown and restart. My specs are i7 2600, GTX 560Ti, 16GB ram. I've recently bought 2 fans for my computer one for my CPU and one mounted on the side of my case blowing air into my graphics card. I've bought the fans and I'm not sure how else to cool down my Graphics card. Maybe a new graphics card may help, but I'm not sure if that is the entire problem.


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25 Jan 2013   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Well lets star with your system specs installed properly.

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25 Jan 2013   #3
Squid

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Is your gpu fan set on auto? Download and install MSI Afterburner and set a custom fan profile so that the fan speed ramps up as your temperatures go up.
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25 Jan 2013   #4
cyclic

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

My exact same card runs 80F at idle, which is 28C. You might try installing Asus Smart doctor which gives options to change fan speed etc, also has overheat protection. Personally I find the auto control options suits fine. I play many of the latest GPU demanding games.
How restricted is the cards air intake?
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25 Jan 2013   #5
JamieH123

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

My card runs at 47C idle. I have done the system specs. And downloading MSI Afterburner at the moment! Thankyou for the replies

What do you mean by restricted air intake? because of the case and the motherboard positioning, the PSU is at the bottom and the fan is facing up, and the graphic cards fan is facing down. So pretty much there facing each other : /
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25 Jan 2013   #6
JamieH123

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Okay I've installed MSI Afterburner and created a custom file for my graphics cards fan, and the temperature has been reduced by 18C stable at 62C while playing a game. Do i need to run MSI Afterburner everytime I start up my computer or does it do it automatically?

Also I have installed ASUS smart doctor, but it won't work with my graphics card cause its not made by ASUS D:
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25 Jan 2013   #7
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

My son had a problem with his graphics card over heating he sorted the problem by using a cooler.
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25 Jan 2013   #8
JamieH123

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Any chance you can break it down a little Maxie???

So I was just playing world of warcraft, around 10minutes in without my computer restarting. The screen goes black and then the monitor displays a no signal sign. I've checked all the power cords and connections and nothing seems to wrong.
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25 Jan 2013   #9
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Zalman do a wide range of coolers.
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25 Jan 2013   #10
cyclic

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

When suggesting an Asus product there was no hardware information at the time, but well done that seems to have been a solution.
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