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Windows 7: GPU high heat

08 Mar 2014   #1
Frikster

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
GPU high heat

Hi.
So recently i noticed i am having this issue WAY too much and that is games freezing, lagging, delaying etc.
So today i decided to download speedfan and play a game and see what happens.Had to make sure GPU is the graphics card .
I attached an image of the heat list that is current.
My system spec are on my profile.
Is this bad, how bad and what can i do to reduce the problem / fix the issue.
Thank you very much !
edit:
maybe the problem can be in something else. The pc is 3 years old from december




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08 Mar 2014   #2
matts6887

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Eh; where is the image? there is no image shown in this thread? Also; does your gpu/graphics card have a fan on it? If so, I might want to take a few moments and blow the dust off the fan blades not just for the graphics card; but for the rest of the system as well. Also, check in your bios to see if there is a setting(s) to able you to change the speed of the graphics card fan if it has a fan. Yes it can be bad if the card overheats too often as heat, dust, and dirt, are a computer compoent's enemy because they inhibit the proper operation of the fans etc.
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08 Mar 2014   #3
Devlin1888

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Which games are you trying to play? What settings?
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08 Mar 2014   #4
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frikster View Post
Hi.
So recently i noticed i am having this issue WAY too much and that is games freezing, lagging, delaying etc.
So today i decided to download speedfan and play a game and see what happens.Had to make sure GPU is the graphics card .
I attached an image of the heat list that is current.
My system spec are on my profile.
Is this bad, how bad and what can i do to reduce the problem / fix the issue.
Thank you very much !
edit:
maybe the problem can be in something else. The pc is 3 years old from december
PC might be 3 years old but that Video card isn't ,Bottom line that card is at least 6 Years old and my hunch would be the TIM or Thermal paste has simply quit doing the job that and Gpu fan is clogged up those are the only factors for a heating up GPU unless it is out of control heat and shoots up so high it shuts down

In your case you might need to reapply paste and clean the card and fans
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08 Mar 2014   #5
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Clean the whole rig as a first step then note the changes in temps and go from there. Do you have more fan location options and are you sure all fans are spinning up?
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08 Mar 2014   #6
Frikster

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

I have 3 fans . 1 on the processor, 1 external next to the graphics card and one on the card itself. I will clean all the dust ( even tho there isnt much on it ) and see what happens.
I am trying to play world of warcraft, the game freezes my pc even on lowest setting after just a few seconds in the game. Trying to play mighty quest for epic loot, game lags and delays after i use certain spells on 2-3 enemies, freezes like hell after i fight large mobs of enemies .. ALL ON LOW SETTINGS but 1920x1080 resolution ( native for my pc ).

BIOS ? i am not touching something i have no idea what to do there and how to use it. I dont wanna break my pc
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08 Mar 2014   #7
matts6887

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

If it freezes while playing a game it might be more
Than just heat related as well. It might be that the game itself needs to be reinstalled as well. So In addition to the thermal paste I would try reinstalling the game as well. This is my thinking anyways.
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08 Mar 2014   #8
sisrace

 

Had a freind with a 8800gt and he had some great overheating issues, He ended up getting a new gou after he said he had cleaned it.. I got the gpu case open and i saw that dust had formed a wall around the fan so the air couldnt get anywhere. so yeah. there i clearly saw why it overheated. The main reason for overheating is dust etc becouse Almost every gpu is designed to run fine at 100% even if it seems very hot but there is no crashes etc and the gpu is completely clean then the chip is made to run that hot and it is no problem. there are a few exeptions though like the 9800GT that overheated like a boss

Make sure to take a can or go out to the garage and use the air compressor to clean the computer atleast 2-3 times a year depending on how bad the airflow and how hot the components tend to get.
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08 Mar 2014   #9
Frikster

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

It is not game related. I have tried a bunch of stuff and it is not possible that the game works on my friends pc which is 5 times slower and about 4 more years older than mine ( maybe more ).
Attached another image
Just finished cleaning the card, a ton of dust came out and is gone now. Now i started the pc and this is what i see.. no icons on a bunch of stuff..
Should i grab my hammer to "fix" the pc or there is an alternative


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08 Mar 2014   #10
sisrace

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frikster View Post
I have 3 fans . 1 on the processor, 1 external next to the graphics card and one on the card itself. I will clean all the dust ( even tho there isnt much on it ) and see what happens.
I am trying to play world of warcraft, the game freezes my pc even on lowest setting after just a few seconds in the game. Trying to play mighty quest for epic loot, game lags and delays after i use certain spells on 2-3 enemies, freezes like hell after i fight large mobs of enemies .. ALL ON LOW SETTINGS but 1920x1080 resolution ( native for my pc ).

BIOS ? i am not touching something i have no idea what to do there and how to use it. I dont wanna break my pc
The gpu you have is a very weak gpu. low settings is probably the only graphics you will get up to and the game can freeze becouse of driver issues. Try updating all the drivers but be careful so you dont get the wrong drivers, Also try running a gpu benchmark and look carefully at the temps and fan speeds while maxing the gpu ( you can use msi afterburner for this ) if you see that it is a heating issue even if the gpu is clean from dust try underclocking the card but then gaming is a total bye bye.. i suggest getting a cheap 7750-7770 or a GT 610, 620, 630, 640 or even a GTX 650 if you got the money and the psu can handle it. Theese cards exept the GTX 650 and possibly 7770 may not work if you dont have a psu with PCIe power but the GT 640 will and that card is really strong compared to yours and it draws like no power. and its roughly 100$ or 70£.
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