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Graphics card overheating majorly!!!

By gamerex
Oct 7, 2007
  1. My sensors indicate that the graphics card temperature is 64 C/147 F on average!!! When I touch the area where the GPU is(the area behind it), in less then a second it gets too hot to touch. This is with the cooling it came with. Oh, what does the no H/W SLI sticker on the SLI bridge(Which it came with) connect area mean? I have a 8500GT from BFG Tech.
     
  2. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 1,687

    to get the temps down you could get a heatsink from zalman, i put one on my cpu and gpu and the temps went down loads. it's not unusual for gpu's to get pretty hot though, especially with the standard heatsink.
     
  3. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Oh, what does the no H/W SLI sticker on the SLI bridge (Which it came with) connect area mean?

    That the video card is NOT SLI compatible. You could install a GPU cooler, but the easiest thing to do is to increase the internal cooling of the entire computer
     
  4. pdyckman@comcas

    pdyckman@comcas TS Rookie Posts: 527

    Is your 8500 GT fanless? some of them are. If so, I can recommend the Vantec (dual fan) slot mountable fan. It will run from 2400 to 4000 rpm's. It has a slider control on it to adjust speed. The dual fans put out better than any fan I have seen. If your GPU does have a fan I would take it off and put a Vantec on it. I used this fan. It's the best for this application and location in your P.C. All 8500 GT's (that I saw) are SLI capable. Good Luck.
     
  5. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

  6. gamerex

    gamerex TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 151

    Well I already bought one, and Tmagic, my computer already has enough windtunnels.(6 fans) the graphics card is overheating because the heatsink isn't large enough to dissapate the heat, and it all gets suck in the card. So I bought one of these( http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16835118029 ), but I forgot artic silver!!! Is it possible to apply it after installation?
     
  7. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    "but I forgot arctic silver!!! Is it possible to apply it after installation?"...

    No, you better disassemble the cooler and apply the Arctic Silver properly, otherwise the fanless VGA cooler/heatsink won't cool properly
     
  8. gamerex

    gamerex TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 151

    I mean I forgot to buy it.
     
  9. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 1,687

    you'll want to buy some asap, turn your pc off and run to the shops!

    if you applied some sort of thermal paste then you'll be ok but arctic silver performs better :)

    if you put some arctic silver on to reaplace manufacturer thermal paste then your temps will be a lot better :) however if you have no thermal paste at all then you really should go and get some as soon as you can
     
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