Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: so turned off onboard graphics controller and my gpu still heats up?

06 Jul 2012   #1
sogone209

Windows 7 Professional x64 (6.1.7600)
 
 
so turned off onboard graphics controller and my gpu still heats up?

i have a dedicated gpu now. so turned off my onboard graphics and its getting extremely hott why is this plz. i need this fixed


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
06 Jul 2012   #2
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

After checking the specs out of you GPU, I noticed that the minimum PSU requirment is 350 watt. IMO, that PSU just barely makes its, and looking at your system specs with all you other hardware you might be pushing the limits of the PSU.

And now looking at you case, it seems to be stock retail with only one fan. If that is the case, there lies the majority of your problem....NO air flow. Then there is the build up of dust, which will heat up your hardware. Keep the inside of your case clean and dust free.

I would recommend getting a mid-tower case that is well vented and with at least 2 case fans, either built in or buying the fans separately and installing them yourself...one for intake and the for exhaust. You could do this for less than $50.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Jul 2012   #3
sogone209

Windows 7 Professional x64 (6.1.7600)
 
 

thanks alot for the reply, i actually have the case off at all times and i dust it every day i have off from work. it just seems that the onboard gpu chip is still functioning, and getting hot like im puttin a load on it. the wierd thing is, is that it seems that if i only use the onboard gpu with turning the dedicated graphics card off, that the onboard runs cooler. i have a fan on my computer at all times also. but when i touch the heat sink of the onboard gpu its burns the heck outta my computer.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

Reply

 so turned off onboard graphics controller and my gpu still heats up?




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Enabling onboard graphics/Disabling graphics card method
Hi all, Video card appears to be reaching the end of the road, with regular crashes of 0x117 type. After extensive attempts to fix it, the conclusion is that the card needs to be replaced. I plan to acquire a completely new computer when I go overseas in 8 days time. Until then, a band-aid...
Graphic Cards
Unable to update onboard LAN controller drivers?
I am unable to update my Realtek Ethernet drivers to 5/03/12 for some reason. It only goes up to 4/11/12. When I try to force update it to 5/03/12 the ethernet driver does not work. Is there any way I can fix this?
Drivers
Onboard Marvell Controller Opinions
Like a lot of you, my motherboard has an extra set of SATA Controllers by Marvell. When I first tried them back on my Gigabyte Socket 1366 board I thought they were lousy in comparison to the Intel SATA Controller. The benchmarks were not even close. I was mainly concerned about my boot drive...
Hardware & Devices
Windows not recognizing onboard LAN controller. Driver issue.
I recently upgraded my GPU and when I restarted the system after downloading the drivers my internet connection was down. I checked devices and there wasn't even a network adapter detected. I narrowed it down to a driver issue, but on the MSI installation disc there 6 options: Chipset, VGA, LAN,...
Drivers
Graphics Card/Onboard Graphics for Media Centre PC
Hello there, I am looking for a dirt cheap, Windows 7 suitable graphics card for use with a PC designed for multimedia purposes (watching films, listening to music etc). I would like to be able to use the full visual effects Windows 7 has to offer. It must have an S-video output and be ...
Graphic Cards
Can not find drive for Gigabyte Onboard Raid-Controller
Greetings! So I installed the Windows Seven RC x64 today on my desktop machine after having a great experience on my notebook. Most things worked out just fine, but the onboard raid controller is giving me alot of trouble (I got two hard disks connected there, should be raid0?), my mainboard is a...
Drivers


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:27.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App