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Geforce 6800 overheating, don't know why


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#1 Uberstroker

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Posted 21 March 2009 - 04:18 PM

Yesterday, while checking my computer when I got home, I got a warning message from Nvidea saying that the vid card's temperature was getting too high and had to lower some settings. When I checked the temperature it was a whopping 118 degrees C. I turned the pc off, thinking maybe it just needed some rest, but when I turned it back on and left it going for another several hours it was back up to a very high temp. I'm not sure where to begin on how to solve this. I've already ruled out ventilation issues, but beyond that I'm not really sure what's wrong, since I'm a bit noobish on how this stuff works.

Any suggestions? Help will be greatly appreciated!

add: Core temp hovering around 110 degrees celcius while system is idle.
add: No current performance issues, but does not mean they will become present

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Posted 21 March 2009 - 05:46 PM

that is definetly a lil hot for a card, ok waaay hot. Does the card have its own cooling fan on the hard or heatsing over the GPU?

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Posted 22 March 2009 - 11:51 AM

Yes, it has a fan. There's been no problems since I've had it, but I'm pretty sure something with its cooling is malfunctioning. I'm thinking about simply opening the case and just blowing a regular room fan into it.

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Posted 22 March 2009 - 01:52 PM

Ok, I did a little poking around, blew off some dust off, and everything looked relatively normal. The Gpu fan seems to be working. I opened the case and placed a room fan by it which brought down the GPU temp to a safe temperature (68 degrees) , so that seems like a good temporary solution. But I still don't know how to fix this.

Can anyone tell me how to check for/ fix heatsink issues?
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Edited by Uberstroker, 22 March 2009 - 02:58 PM.


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Posted 26 March 2009 - 01:00 AM

in that case if its the GPU overheating, you can replace the heatsinks on those older cards, but that may not be the issue the card itself may be going bad. You might try just replacing the card. :D

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Posted 21 June 2009 - 08:55 AM

Take a closer look at the fins underneath the fan to make sure it's not packed with lint
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