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#1 8 years ago

Well I got my computer at Best Buy around X-mas 2008. I was looking for one that could handle gaming no problem and still be cheap. So I found and bought one. It has an Intel Core i7 920 processor, a 750gb Hard Drive, 3gb of RAM, and an ATI Radeon HD 4800 series graphics card. It also came with a 24" monitor. I get home and I've been playing it for years but I just recently got more serious with my gaming and now I've got a program called Piriform Speccy that tells how hot your CPU is and how hot each core is and it also says how hot your graphics card is and many other very helpful things to monitor how well your comp is running at the moment. The main reason I got this is because my graphics card would overheat sometimes and completely crash my computer. So at the moment it is at 65 degrees Celsius just idling and I have a fan next to my comp blowing on it also. SO I really need to drop this things temp a lot. I am currently looking at some thermal compound to get called Arctic Silver 5. I figure this will lower temp a few degrees but what I really need is a fan made to cool graphics cards but I haven't the slightest clue on what fan to get. If anyone could help me please find a fan within the budget of like $40 i would really appreciate it. TY




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#2 8 years ago

Idle temperatures are irrelevant. Download HWMonitor, run your games for a while, and then tell us what your maximum temperature for your GPU is.

What you're looking for is a third party graphics card cooler. You can find those at Newegg. The thermal compound is there to transfer heat between your GPU die and the heatsink.




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#3 8 years ago

How hot does it exactly get when it crashes your PC?




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#4 8 years ago

Well I was just playing a game and it went to 101 degrees Celsius but I do believe I have seen it get higher although I'm not quite sure.




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#5 8 years ago

Wow. Which 4800 card is this, exactly? 4870? 4850? 4830?

Go into the Catalyst Control Center (if you right-click on your desktop it should be the first option), go into Overdrive, unlock it, and ignore all the warnings. Then tick the box beside "Enable ATI Overdrive", then tick the box beside "Enable Manual Fan control". Then set it to about 40%, click Apply, play your game again, and post the temperature you get.




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#6 8 years ago

Lol what sucks and is kinda funny I guess is that I already put that to 100% a while back.

Edit: Also the card I have is a 4850




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#7 8 years ago

Wow, that's pretty serious. What's the ambient temp of the room it's in? It's a possibility (albeit a small one) that the connection between the gpu/thermal compound and heatsink might be getting bad. Also, how many years have you had it?


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#8 8 years ago
Wow, that's pretty serious. What's the ambient temp of the room it's in? It's a possibility (albeit a small one) that the connection between the gpu/thermal compound and heatsink might be getting bad. Also, how many years have you had it?

About 2 years




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#9 8 years ago

So you're doing some serious gaming, so it may very well be time to put on some new thermal compound, and from I've heard/read AS5 is a good buy. Also, from what I've heard from others and read, this is a really great VGA cooler:

Ultimate CPU Cooling Solutions! USA


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#10 8 years ago

That's not too hot. My 8800GT used to top 105C on the regular with no serious consequences.

Anyway, I bet you a dollar your heatsink is clogged with dust. Take out your 4850, remove the casing and go to town on it with a can of compressed air.




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