My GPU is too hot

By Ajh198
Sep 11, 2012
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  1. My GPU is regularly over heating and shutting off, Here are my specs

    640 GB HDD
    8 GB RAM DDR2
    2.6 GHz AMD processor
    NVIDIA GeForce 9100

    What is happening?, I run it with the case off and I'm at 95 degrees Celsius
  2. xcylent

    xcylent TechSpot Booster Posts: 267   +17

    Check there's nothing blocking the fans, like stray wires or or something.
    make sure all fans are spinning.
    make sure your case and components are dust-free, since dust = heat..
    take out your GPU and give it a very good clean, take off the fans if possible and clean the metal heatsink.
    do the same for the CPU.
    If that still doesn't fix it, either do a driver update, or check that the heatsink is properly seated over the GPU/CPU.
    If all else fails, RMA the card.
  3. toxiclum

    toxiclum Newcomer, in training

    Try re-installing the graphic drivers
  4. Marnomancer

    Marnomancer TechSpot Booster Posts: 808   +51

    Well, refer to the guides in my signature, and let us know if it helps. :)
  5. Razer

    Razer TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 131   +11

    I'll follow xcylent's advice if I were you, and fortunately Marnomancer sure have very good guides that may help you in process :)


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