Overheating PC

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by deadsource, Jun 6, 2013.

  1. deadsource

    deadsource L3: Member

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    So I got this little problem. I think my graphic card sometimes overheats and my PC shuts down. Above you can see an image with information. What could you recommend me to do? I thought maybe somehow I should change how the fan speed increases according to the generated heat. Any ideas?
  2. Fr0Z3nR

    aa Fr0Z3nR Creator of blackholes & memes. Destroyer of forums

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    Whenever I hear my fan sounding like a Boeing 747, I just do a good clean out of the interior, crack open the side and remove all dust (CAREFULLY).

    Dunno how often you do this, but if you haven't in a couple weeks, you probably want to.
  3. deadsource

    deadsource L3: Member

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    Somehow I didn't think about this. It's been like 2 or 3 months since I last cleaned my pc from dust. Could be the actual cause of the problem. Thanks for reminding me :D

    well, after cleaning all the dust it only dropped to 73 Celsius while gaming - not much....
    Any other ideas?
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2013
  4. Fish 2.0

    Fish 2.0 L6: Sharp Member

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    That's really strange to have a card idle at 73 - my CPU doesn't even get that hot when I'm rendering a video and I have the stock heatsink ._.
  5. Micnax

    aa Micnax I maek map

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    It also depends on your airflow and primarily your case, not to mention where your tower is placed.

    Is there enough room around and behind the computer for air to flow freely?
  6. ROFLsnakes

    ROFLsnakes L2: Junior Member

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    Are you running straight OEM components or custom built?

    If you have a custom build check which direction fans are blowing. Also find out the speed of each fan. The speed of the outtake fans should generaly be equal or slightly greater than the intake fans.

    For example:
    4x 120mm fans 35 CFM (cubic feet minute) could be your intake, then 2x 120mm fans 70 CFM outake. These are equal because of the CFM is identical.

    Also, your card may need room to breathe. You can have all the fans in the world but if the fan on your graphics card can't blow the hot air out it'll just remain toasty.

    You could also try a different compatible graphics card in your system. It could be an issue with the card itself.

    Just a couple of ideas for troubleshooting...

    Lastly, just because I've seen it done it before so many times. Clean out a computer with compressed air, not a vaccuum.
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