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Windows 7: Graphics Card overheated?


29 Dec 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate Professional x64
 
 
Graphics Card overheated?

Hey everyone,
Been a long while since i've posted here. Life gets busy as you know.

Anyways,
I have been struggling with my laptop for quite some time now. I have a cyberpower PC custom laptop. My problem is the fans. They sound like a small jet engine. I can not take it out of my room, since the noise the fans produce are too loud for any library or coffee shop. Everyone will hate me. Here are the temperatures of my components.


My graphics card is an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 running @ 77C
My Intel Core i7 is running between 47-49C
My Memory controllers are 8-9C

I have never messed with overclocking or anything of that nature. And i do not have any graphics issues. Is this card burning out and causing these fans to work so loudly?

Thanks everyone,
Ben

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29 Dec 2013   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Neverhavemoney,
I sounds literally like it's time to open up the rig and blow out the cooler and fan. Then invest in a laptop cooler or stand. Never run and laptop on your lap or a bed or blanket.
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29 Dec 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Neverhavemoney,
I sounds literally like it's time to open up the rig and blow out the cooler and fan. Then invest in a laptop cooler or stand. Never run and laptop on your lap or a bed or blanket.
Hey linnemeyerhere,

I should blow it out. Always been nervous about opening up my laptop. I have done it before, but not on this expensive of a rig. Guess i should grow a pair and open it up haha. As for where i use it, I have a desk set up in my room and it never leaves the desk. I have it mounted on a cooling board with some fans underneath, but the fans actually work against the air flow current. The bottom of my laptop stays cool, since that is the air intake. The back of my laptop has slots on each side that are for airflow out. That is where the heat exits. It is never covered, and has plenty of room to breathe.

Thanks,
Ben
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29 Dec 2013   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Yup it can use a good cleaning it isn't hard remove the shroud with a screw driver should be a big fat copper heat sink in the middle take out the dust bunnies and blow the card and fans
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29 Dec 2013   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
Yup it can use a good cleaning it isn't hard remove the shroud with a screw driver should be a big fat copper heat sink in the middle take out the dust bunnies and blow the card and fans
Solarstarshines,

I am gonna shut down and do it right now. I will update you all on any changes when i start back up. Thanks for the little walk thru!

Thanks,
Ben
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29 Dec 2013   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Neverhavemoney View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
Yup it can use a good cleaning it isn't hard remove the shroud with a screw driver should be a big fat copper heat sink in the middle take out the dust bunnies and blow the card and fans
Solarstarshines,

I am gonna shut down and do it right now. I will update you all on any changes when i start back up. Thanks for the little walk thru!

Thanks,
Ben
No problem i'm pretty sure you will see a few years worth of gaming when you open up that bad boy
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29 Dec 2013   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post

No problem i'm pretty sure you will see a few years worth of gaming when you open up that bad boy
Solarstarshines,

So I opened it up and there was dust galore in the fans. I blew everything out very well, and cleaned the cases openings as well. My temperatures changed but they changed differently than what i expected:

BEFORE CLEANING:
My graphics card is an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 running @ 77C
My Intel Core i7 is running between 47-49C
My Memory controllers are 8-9C
Forgot to include hardware monitor
Forgot to include Hard drive

AFTER CLEANING:
My graphics card is an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 running @ 64C
My Intel Core i7 is running @ 50C
My Memory controllers are 13-15C
My Hard drive is at 32C
My Hardware monitor is 53C

Do these seem around normal to you folk? Im not exactly a hardware expert here so input is much appreciated.

Thanks,
Ben
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Dec 2013   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Hard to say what's normal but clean is clean and maybe the rig was throttling for heat before?
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29 Dec 2013   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Neverhavemoney View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post

No problem i'm pretty sure you will see a few years worth of gaming when you open up that bad boy
Solarstarshines,

So I opened it up and there was dust galore in the fans. I blew everything out very well, and cleaned the cases openings as well. My temperatures changed but they changed differently than what i expected:

BEFORE CLEANING:
My graphics card is an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 running @ 77C
My Intel Core i7 is running between 47-49C
My Memory controllers are 8-9C
Forgot to include hardware monitor
Forgot to include Hard drive

AFTER CLEANING:
My graphics card is an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 running @ 64C
My Intel Core i7 is running @ 50C
My Memory controllers are 13-15C
My Hard drive is at 32C
My Hardware monitor is 53C

Do these seem around normal to you folk? Im not exactly a hardware expert here so input is much appreciated.

Thanks,
Ben
You said Mobility GPU meaning Laptop that should be pretty normal for a Laptop actually pretty good

By the way the memory controler probably heated up more since the GPU has a clear path to shoot air
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Dec 2013   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Neverhavemoney View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post

No problem i'm pretty sure you will see a few years worth of gaming when you open up that bad boy
Solarstarshines,

So I opened it up and there was dust galore in the fans. I blew everything out very well, and cleaned the cases openings as well. My temperatures changed but they changed differently than what i expected:

BEFORE CLEANING:
My graphics card is an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 running @ 77C
My Intel Core i7 is running between 47-49C
My Memory controllers are 8-9C
Forgot to include hardware monitor
Forgot to include Hard drive

AFTER CLEANING:
My graphics card is an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 running @ 64C
My Intel Core i7 is running @ 50C
My Memory controllers are 13-15C
My Hard drive is at 32C
My Hardware monitor is 53C

Do these seem around normal to you folk? Im not exactly a hardware expert here so input is much appreciated.

Thanks,
Ben
You said Mobility GPU meaning Laptop that should be pretty normal for a Laptop actually pretty good

By the way the memory controler probably heated up more since the GPU has a clear path to shoot air
Thanks guys! While my laptop is still quite loud, meaning louder than i would like i guess, it is a gaming laptop in the end and i guess it needs that much airflow to keep cool. Thanks for the tips on blowing it all out and what not!

Thanks,
Ben
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