Buy a 7600gt you wont regret it there only 120 at newegg. 90c is dangerous and you may have damaged it when doing thatfor long periods of time. Did you know that hardware will degrade its self automatically as a last resort to cope with heat(atleast newer cards do).
This thread was over a week old but....
The#1Spot Did you know that hardware will degrade its self automatically as a last resort to cope with heat(atleast newer cards do).
On a 7300GT the core slowdown temp is 125C.
hi everybody, I see that the main question is overheating...hmm...I have NVIDIA 7300 gt with passive cooling (GIGABYTE) and when I play games my graphic card work exelent with 90 c...is it much ...when I listen music she works above 50-60 c
Wow... You must have terrible airflow in your case. My 7300GT is a passive cooled XFX in a stock Dell case and with max overclock it gets into the mid 60C range.
I didn't make it!
Renshaw, I have the same problem! And it happened around the time I installed the big 2.01 patch for WoW (about 2 weeks back). It has also affected Empire Earth II.
My system specs:
P4 3.2ghz dual-core Intel 945P mobo - 1ghz RAM GeForce 7300GT 256mb ViewSonic VE175 17" LCD monitor Two additional fans in the casing
Below is an example of what it looks like. Don't have one for WoW because its patch day, but it is similar. Triangles and "I just can't describe it" just pop out of characters or moving animations on the screen.
A similar issue occurred the last time there was a big patch with WoW (about 6 months back). When it happened the last time, I resolved it by reinstalling WoW and the graphic card drivers.
My latest steps so far for this current round of problems are: Upgrading to the latest DirectX, Forceware 93.71 and also upgraded my motherboard software.
All these steps have not helped one bit.
I understand that it could be the card memory being faulty? The card is barely 7 months old.. Sigh
p.s. Temperature for the GeForce GPU hovers around 56C and for my P4 chip at around 50C - all within the acceptable range.