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ATI Radeon HD 3450 overheating


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#1 killerx525

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 03:49 PM

I have a friend whose graphics card is overheating, the average temperature is usually 56 degrees. He took out the graphics and cleaned out the fan but still the same temperature and he also updated the ATI driver but no difference. It is a Compaq Presario SR5860AN.

Edited by killerx525, 12 October 2010 - 03:50 PM.

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 07:26 PM

hi,it maybe possible to remove the fan and add some thermal paste to the [clean off old past if any ]graphics chip that the fan is cooling

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 11:48 PM

I was told to leave the case open

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Posted 13 October 2010 - 12:15 AM

Leaving the case open can help cool down you computer, but keep in mind it will also permit a much quicker dust build up which in the long run can cause more overheating if it is not consistently cleaned out.
It also leaves the hardware at a greater risk of being damaged.
If you do decide to keep the case open, remember to clean the inside more often, and be more careful when around the unit.

Btw, are you saying that the graphics card runs at 56C when overheating, because 56C for a gfx card is not very high at all.

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Posted 13 October 2010 - 12:19 AM

hi,it maybe possible to remove the fan and add some thermal paste to the [clean off old past if any ]graphics chip that the fan is cooling

Are you sure about this, sounds dangerous?

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Posted 13 October 2010 - 12:28 AM

If your careful, that may work killer. You will have to carefully remove the heatsink from the top of the GPU, be warned theyre a bit trickier to get off then CPU heatsinks, and, just like a CPU apply a thin (extremely thin) layer of thermal paste like Arctic cooler 5 on top of the actual GPU, make sure NONE of it gets on the card itself, after first of course, removing the old stuff, and re-applying the heatsink. However, It may not work, and Im not convinced the card is actually worth the efford, is this a new problem, as in it just started, did he just purchase the video card as an upgrade, or the computer, or has this been an ongoing problem since the card was installed, and on that note, was this card factory installed or an upgrade? In my mind, this is a rather low end card, you can pick up a replacement card for under $30 US dollars, why not just replace the card, if your sure thats whats overheating.

Also, is 56C the average idle temperature, or temperature under load? Because under load, thats still within the safe zone for the card.

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Posted 13 October 2010 - 12:49 AM

The graphics is factory installed and i don't think would go with thermal paste solution. He told he left the case open and the degree dropped to 45 degree. I suggested to him to buy a Thermaltake ISGC fan to replace the cheapy stock rear fan.

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Posted 13 October 2010 - 09:05 PM

Does it have a front intake fan? If not, I think I would put one of those in, in fact it would probably do more good then replacing the stock fan-in my experience, as long as the fan is moving air, it will do the job it needs to, but sucking the hot air out does no good, if theres not cool air coming in to replace it.

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 12:12 AM

Does it have a front intake fan? If not, I think I would put one of those in, in fact it would probably do more good then replacing the stock fan-in my experience, as long as the fan is moving air, it will do the job it needs to, but sucking the hot air out does no good, if theres not cool air coming in to replace it.

No it does not have a front intake fan. So what do i do then?

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 03:07 AM

Solved, bought the Thermaltake ISGC 80mm fan.

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 10:47 AM

Im glad. As to answer your question to the front intake fan, some cases have a screw mount on the front of the case, just find out what size fan fits there and drill it in, if they dont, one can normally be added with a drill. (just make sure you remove all components before drilling, and you clean the case out well afterwords)

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 03:57 PM

Im glad. As to answer your question to the front intake fan, some cases have a screw mount on the front of the case, just find out what size fan fits there and drill it in, if they dont, one can normally be added with a drill. (just make sure you remove all components before drilling, and you clean the case out well afterwords)

I don't think my friend is confident enough to do this type of drilling to his computer or even taking out his graphics card. I will be guiding his on the installation of the new fan. :thumbsup:

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