GPU overheat when playing World of Warcraft

By Vergilojay ยท 4 replies
Dec 20, 2010
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  1. Hi,

    im having a problem.
    I play the game World of Warcraft for like 1 year now, everything on '' Good '' Graphics, medium graphics.
    But now i log on and play, the framerates drop from 60 to 5 and after 2 minutes back to 60 and on. I used TechPowerUp GPU -Z to look at the degrees.

    And i kinda got scared lol!

    The degrees without any stuff open is, like 60-75C.
    Then if i open internet or anything, it goes 5 or 10 degrees up, but now when i play world of warcraft it goes from 60C to 110 C! And i heard when its this hot, the video card is melting.

    I just opened my computer and removed all the dust that was there, but still no change! I used rivatuner to look at my fan % speed, it was on his full capacity! 100%!

    I have updated all my drivers, i reinstalled the computer, defragmented, CCleaned, error search, virus scan,. No change :(.

    My computer is : Windows ultimate 7 32 bit.
    Compaq presario.
    Prossessor: Intel (R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E4500 @2.20GHz ( 2 CPUs), ~2.2GHz
    memory: 2560MB ram
    Direct X version : 11.
    Graphic card: NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT
    Dac type; Integrated RAMDAC
    Approx total Memmory: 1523MB
    Current display mode: 1920x1080 (32Bit) 60HZ

    I really don't know what to do, panicking! lol!
    Could anybody give me a possible solution?

    Thanks for ANY help :D!<3.
  2. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +117

    Have you also cleaned the fan on the GPU, and checked to make sure no dust has accumulated and thus blocking the exhaust ports of it?

    I also presume you have cleaned the fan blades on all system fans as well?
  3. Vergilojay

    Vergilojay TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yes i did!
  4. Vergilojay

    Vergilojay TS Rookie Topic Starter

    anybody xD?
  5. Vergilojay

    Vergilojay TS Rookie Topic Starter

    When i bought the machine, it was VISTA, now its Windows 7.. Dnno if that can be a problem..

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