A few weeks ago I decided to upgrade my PC (which is only 1.5 years old). So I bought a new GFX card - EVGA nVidia GeForce GTX460 SE v2. I ran it with 500W PSU and it fried it (idle: 40C-50C, gaming: 65C-70C+). Fan speed was at 30% but then I increased it up to 40% and that's when my poor 500W PSU blew up.
So I bought a new Corsair GS600 600W PSU, installed it and the GFX card's temps are now 45C (fan speed 30%). Idk what else to do. Could it be a faulty card? I contacted EVGA support team and they told me to re-apply some thermal paste on the gfx card. The problem is that I have no clue where to buy it and how to apply it. I unistalled the nVidia Sound drivers (they had a tutorial) and still the problem is still there.
I am really annoyed right now. I feel like putting my GT430 card back on. Can anybody help me out with this?
My previous post.
EDIT: I just took the side case off of the PC tower and the temps of the GFX card are now at 34%. Before my old PSU blew up, the computer was in a small place under the table. The side of the case have holes for ventilation but that side was blocked by the table. Today I moved the computer to a better open space but for some reason the temps were same/higher. Wth!?
Edited by DezoLord, 29 June 2012 - 12:55 PM.