Quote: Originally Posted by MorsePacific
I was recently trying to play a game on my Nvidia 9500GT when it started stuttering intensely. I thought it was a processor issue, since it was reading at being under 100% load, but when I checked my temperatures, the CPU was barely under any stress while the video card had heated to 111 degrees. Sure enough, when I tried it again on a different game, the frame rate dropped after a few minutes and the card was heated to 113 degrees. I'm assuming the card overheating is causing the stuttering, but I wanted to be sure before I ordered any new parts. Any suggestions?
That would depend on whether you're reading this in Celsius or Fahrenheit.
111F = 43.3C... not hot at all, and about 10C below average. This would mean you have some other issue.
If you're reading this in C, then we don't have to do any math... it's way too hot... and yes, it's causing the stuttering. I'm surprised it's even running at all at those temps.
Check to see if the fan on the card is still spinning; they can die. If the fan isn't spinning, don't use the machine until you either get a new card or a new fan.