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#1 ajhakra

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 03:39 PM

Recently my GPU has been getting temperatures of 80+ degrees. It has been getting to these temperatures when i have been playing fallout 3(with an ENB).

 

Any idea why it has randomly started doing this?

 

 

This is the GPU I have: http://www.zotacusa.com/geforce-gtx-560-zt-50708-10m.html


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Posted 04 August 2013 - 04:29 PM

The maximum temperature for this GPU is 95C.

 

Is the inside of you case clean, no dust bunnies?

 

Most desktops have a vent on the front which has perforations which can become clogged with dust, pet fur, carpet particle, ect.  This should be looke at as well.

 

The two most important items to keep clean are the heatsinks on the PCU and the GPU.


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Posted 04 August 2013 - 04:42 PM

The inside of the case is pretty clean with the odd pieces of dust. Would re-applying the thermal paste help?



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Posted 04 August 2013 - 04:45 PM

The maximum temperature for this GPU is 95C.

 

Is the inside of you case clean, no dust bunnies?

 

Most desktops have a vent on the front which has perforations which can become clogged with dust, pet fur, carpet particle, ect.  This should be looke at as well.

 

The two most important items to keep clean are the heatsinks on the PCU and the GPU.

The inside of the case is pretty clean with the odd pieces of dust. Would re-applying the thermal paste help?



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Posted 04 August 2013 - 05:09 PM

I'm assuming that you are asking about the thermal compound with the GPU.  No, I wouldn't replace it at this time.

 

What is the temperature of the CPU?


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Posted 04 August 2013 - 08:00 PM

I'm assuming that you are asking about the thermal compound with the GPU.  No, I wouldn't replace it at this time.

 

What is the temperature of the CPU?

The CPU is around 40 degrees.



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Posted 05 August 2013 - 09:28 AM

I should have requested the model of this computer so I could find the normal running temperature.  But a 40 (I'm guessing this is C) temperature should be well within tolerances.


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Posted 05 August 2013 - 09:47 AM

I should have requested the model of this computer so I could find the normal running temperature.  But a 40 (I'm guessing this is C) temperature should be well within tolerances.

It is the AMD FX-4100 CPU and I am using a Cooler Master hyper 212 EVO cooler. I get 40-50 degrees while playing a game and 30-40 while idle.(all temperatures are in C).



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Posted 05 August 2013 - 10:08 AM

The maximum temperature for this CPU is 70C, as I suspected you are well within normal operating temperatures.

 

Is there enough room on either side of this GPU for proper circulation?

 

Please post the make and model of this computer.


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Posted 05 August 2013 - 10:27 AM

The maximum temperature for this CPU is 70C, as I suspected you are well within normal operating temperatures.

 

Is there enough room on either side of this GPU for proper circulation?

 

Please post the make and model of this computer.

The PC I am using is a custom made one.



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Posted 05 August 2013 - 10:42 AM

Ok... what is the make and model of the motherboard?

 

It would also help to know that make and model of your case.


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Posted 05 August 2013 - 10:57 AM

Ok... what is the make and model of the motherboard?

 

It would also help to know that make and model of your case.

The motherboard is an Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 and the case is a Revoltec 67 Black E-SATA gaming case
 



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Posted 05 August 2013 - 11:36 AM

Is there anything in the two PCI slots?

 

How many fans are you using?


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Posted 05 August 2013 - 11:52 AM

Is there anything in the two PCI slots?

 

How many fans are you using?

Nothing in the PCI slots, and i'm using 3x120mm Xilence case fans and a 140mm LED front case fan I think.



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Posted 05 August 2013 - 12:17 PM

You have done about all that you can do to cool the computer.  I would just monitor the temperature of the GPU and see if it stays within tolerances.

 

It would be interesting to see what a infrared thermometer would read.  The sensors used to read these temperatures aren't that accurate, neither are the voltage sensor for that matter.  I have a Ryobi IR001 infrared thermometer which show my CPU temp to be 95F, that's 35C, and SIW shows the temp to be 40C.


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