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#1 Slick98

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Posted 15 April 2011 - 12:36 AM

I've got an NVidia 9600 GT 512MB on an Abit IL9-Pro mobo, powered by a 500w Topower psu. The graphics card randomly starts overheating, at no determinable interval. It happens both when I'm stressing the system and web browsing every few days or so. I've recently re-applied thermal paste, and improved my airflow through the case, cold coming in from the front, hot going out the back, as attempts to prevent this. The system is probably all about 3 years old, minus the psu which I replaced about a year and a half ago. Any ideas as to what could be causing this? I know I need to upgrade, but it's just not financially sound at the moment. :D

On a side note, SpeedFan of course doesn't name the thermal sensors on the mobo, any one know which is which?

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Posted 15 April 2011 - 01:00 AM

Please take a screenshot of HW Monitor and post it in your next reply.

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Posted 15 April 2011 - 01:27 AM

I haven't overclocked the system if that's what you're looking for.

Also, there are a total of 4 fans in the system, the CPU and GPU fans, as well as two case fans.


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Posted 15 April 2011 - 01:29 AM

Your graphics card temperature seems to be fine.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 15 April 2011 - 01:39 AM

Currently yes, but sometimes even when I'm not stressing the system the card gets hot enough to were I can smell it.

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Posted 15 April 2011 - 01:41 AM

Are you sure the smell isn't coming from the power supply?

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 15 April 2011 - 01:49 AM

Honestly I couldn't tell you. The when this happens though the card is very hot to the touch. When it cools back down the smell is gone, so I assumed the two were related.

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Posted 15 April 2011 - 01:55 AM

Touching doesn't really give the exact temperatures, you should check HW Monitor if you feel it is overheating.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 15 April 2011 - 02:01 AM

Ok, thanks. I'll keep an eye on it and see what happens.




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