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Hiya, my PC is few years old now, and recently it has been heating up quite a bit. I've replaced the CPU and case fans and it has helped quite a lot, But now my Graphics card is also getting hot.

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 260
AMD Phenom 8650 x3
asus m4a78 pro

I checked SpeedFanV.3 to check the temps of everything and my vidcard is apparently 50C with just this browser running. Apparently that is critical according to the program. I took the side of the case of, to check if the Graphics card fan is working; it is. I then put a deskfan to blow air at the CPU, this decreases the temp to 40-ish.

Problem is, when i play games. I play Call of Duty, After about an hour the VidCard temp will reach about 70-80C even with the deskfan blowing at it. The vpu chipboard is also rly hot to touch. I realise it should raise a little when playing games, but is this TOO high?


Any solutions if it is? I don't really want to upgrade hardware just yet. so any cheap fixes?
 

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I would say that the temperature threshold would be 125 degrees. I have put mine up to over 100 degrees, so I would say that only reaching the triple digits would be of concern. Don't be surprised if the casual temperature of the GPU is around the 50-70 degree mark. Currently my silent-pipe II graphics card is floating around the 61-62 degree mark.
 

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I would say that the temperature threshold would be 125 degrees. I have put mine up to over 100 degrees, so I would say that only reaching the triple digits would be of concern. Don't be surprised if the casual temperature of the GPU is around the 50-70 degree mark. Currently my silent-pipe II graphics card is floating around the 61-62 degree mark.
If that's idle you have a problem. Any GPU should never be over 40C while not being stressed.
 

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My HD4870 idles between 52-60c depending on the ambient temp. 100% Load = 90c. Some cards are known too get hot. My threshold is 120c. Gaming temp between 70-85c depending on GPU load.
 

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ATrix power supplies are not even considered bargain basement because they are rubbish suggest you get a good quality psu. Second a gpu should be mid 40s when idle at most. When at load you should be aiming for less than 90 even if the threashold is 120. The hotter things get the lower the life expectancy becomes.

what3ver1 never use speed fan for temperatures speed fan has not been accurate for years. Use real temp if you have an intel cpu and it will also show gpu temps or hardware monitor and gpu-z if you have an amd cpu but the BIOS is the most accurate place although you wont see gpu temps in there just the voltages.
 

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@Johnny: Well, apparently some do run hot. Checking a review for your card, it does run hot. But still, if it's running hot by nature then there is a design flaw somewhere. Especially when vastly superior cards than yours, for example, run at much lower temps.

Anyway, let's just leave it at that.
 
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