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Windows 7: 2nd graphics card is running hot while the other is fairly cool?

17 Nov 2010   #21
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Ok I downloaded that EVGA & will try installing it now.

i've had the other cooler card pulled out all day today & the hotter card seems to be holding temp fine.

I still have to download a temp gauge, there were so many thrown out there, what widget will monitor CPU & video card temps?

Those are my main concerns. If it also monitors HDD's & RAM are included that would be nice, but still secondary.


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17 Nov 2010   #22
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

When you have your case open then look at any wiring that you can more to create the best air flow from the front to the rear exhaust fan. Then check the front fan and any filter and clean both and regularly. Have you ever cleaned the fan you use in summer to keep cool and it's seems like it's twice a powerful ? Yes cleaning the little freckin blades does make a difference.
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17 Nov 2010   #23
linnemeyerhere

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

All these programs are small and light weight so I use CPU-Z and SIW. I'm sure you could load several and then play with them select the one or ones you like the best and remove the rest.
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17 Nov 2010   #24
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
When you have your case open then look at any wiring that you can more to create the best air flow from the front to the rear exhaust fan. Then check the front fan and any filter and clean both and regularly. Have you ever cleaned the fan you use in summer to keep cool and it's seems like it's twice a powerful ? Yes cleaning the little freckin blades does make a difference.
Yeah I gave it a crazy overhaul a month or two ago, pulls pretty much everything but the mobo out, vacuumed, sprayed air, vacuumed some more, removed all fans and wiped them to look brand new.

I just did the same to the heatsink for my processor.
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17 Nov 2010   #25
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Where do I download/browse all of the windows 7 gadgets?
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17 Nov 2010   #26
linnemeyerhere

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

It's amazing how much dust the computer collects, why buy air filters just run a computer in the room. lol
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17 Nov 2010   #27
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
All these programs are small and light weight so I use CPU-Z and SIW. I'm sure you could load several and then play with them select the one or ones you like the best and remove the rest.
I looked for those gadgets here:

Windows Live Gallery

But didnt see them?

Which one of those does CPU & video card temp? Those are my main concerns.
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17 Nov 2010   #28
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Ok I only have 1 of the cards in right now, but this is what I see:

Is 57 a good temp?

For some reason the fan speed button is ghosted out?

But the Auto button is engaged?

If I uncheck it can I just drag the button to Max or is max a bad idea?


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17 Nov 2010   #29
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

This is a great list of cool free or low cost downloads.
FREE Great Programs for Windows 7
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17 Nov 2010   #30
linnemeyerhere

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

It's a little higher than my card GTX260 which is hovering at 112 degrees in a 76 degree room.
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