new Nvidia card Running way too hot!

By dkardaris ยท 8 replies
Sep 7, 2007
  1. Hey, I just replaced a ATI X1600 with a NvIdia 8600GT and my temperature (no OC) starts out at like 67C and jumps up to 110C.

    Whats going on here? My my ATI card never got above 76C.

    Im scared im going to melt the floor after a whole is burned in the computer.

    Any thoughts?
  2. Boogityboo04

    Boogityboo04 TS Rookie Posts: 302

    Is the exhaust outlet on the back in a place where it can flow freely?
  3. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 1,687

    graphics cards can get very hot but you want to make sure that you have good airflow through your case to keep everything cool
  4. dkardaris

    dkardaris TS Rookie Topic Starter

    its a an older Dell Dimension 8400.

    The ATI card ran fine.

    When i opened the case, the card was really hot.
  5. dkardaris

    dkardaris TS Rookie Topic Starter

    How could I improve airflow?
  6. dkardaris

    dkardaris TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Forget this, this card is screwy, I left the case open for the best airflow and it ended up going to 90 C before I turned it off
  7. pdyckman@comcas

    pdyckman@comcas TS Rookie Posts: 527

    Try another 8600. Somthing has got to be wrong with your present card. Thay never run like that. You should be seeing 50/60 cel.
  8. dkardaris

    dkardaris TS Rookie Topic Starter

    NAH thinking about just getting a 7950 instead. Screw DX10
  9. Tarkus

    Tarkus TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 621

    it sounds like the video card heatsink is not seating correctly on the GPU chip.
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