How do i know if my video card is overheating?
How would i know if my video card is overheating? I notice i get small random graphical artifacts every now and then in games.My pc is brand new
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How would i know if my video card is overheating? I notice i get small random graphical artifacts every now and then in games.My pc is brand new

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#1
Posted 08/19/2009 09:14 AM   
download gpu-z and see how hot it is. the graphics card may be broken if it isnt overheating
download gpu-z and see how hot it is. the graphics card may be broken if it isnt overheating

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#2
Posted 08/19/2009 09:41 AM   
[quote name='qazax' post='580137' date='Aug 19 2009, 03:41 AM']download gpu-z and see how hot it is. the graphics card may be broken if it isnt overheating[/quote]


I downloaded EVGA Precision V1.6.1

What should i be looking for with overheating with this tool? If say Crysis has my GPU temperature at 80 should i put my fan at 80?


Right now my GPU temp is sitting at 46 after playing Crysis.
[quote name='qazax' post='580137' date='Aug 19 2009, 03:41 AM']download gpu-z and see how hot it is. the graphics card may be broken if it isnt overheating





I downloaded EVGA Precision V1.6.1



What should i be looking for with overheating with this tool? If say Crysis has my GPU temperature at 80 should i put my fan at 80?





Right now my GPU temp is sitting at 46 after playing Crysis.

#3
Posted 08/19/2009 12:20 PM   
as long as it doesnt pass 70 your fine, although some cards get crappy above 60. if it overheats often, your card will be fried
as long as it doesnt pass 70 your fine, although some cards get crappy above 60. if it overheats often, your card will be fried

M-Board: ASUSTeK M2N68-AM Plus

Processor: AMD Athlon II X2 245 @ 3.5Ghz

GPU: Palit GeForce GTS 250 e-green 512MB GDDR3

RAM: 2x 1GB OCZ Gold DDR2-800

HDD: 320GB Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm

OS: Windows Server 2008R2 / XP Pro SP3

#4
Posted 08/19/2009 09:38 PM   
[quote name='NelizMastr' post='580401' date='Aug 19 2009, 10:38 PM']as long as it doesnt pass 70 your fine, although some cards get crappy above 60. if it overheats often, your card will be fried[/quote]

this is incorrect, the high end geforce cards from the current and last few series can actually take over 100 degrees celcius. you dont want it to go over 90 though.

@OP you need to see how hot it gets DURING crysis, not after crysis. get gpu-z like i said, and set it to log temperatures while you play crysis for 10 mins. then go and see how hot the card got while playing crysis. raising the fan speed will cool it down but there isnt a link like 80 degrees to 80% fan speed, just choose a speed, the higher the speed the cooler the card but the more noise.
[quote name='NelizMastr' post='580401' date='Aug 19 2009, 10:38 PM']as long as it doesnt pass 70 your fine, although some cards get crappy above 60. if it overheats often, your card will be fried



this is incorrect, the high end geforce cards from the current and last few series can actually take over 100 degrees celcius. you dont want it to go over 90 though.



@OP you need to see how hot it gets DURING crysis, not after crysis. get gpu-z like i said, and set it to log temperatures while you play crysis for 10 mins. then go and see how hot the card got while playing crysis. raising the fan speed will cool it down but there isnt a link like 80 degrees to 80% fan speed, just choose a speed, the higher the speed the cooler the card but the more noise.

_ NVLDDMKM problems_ | _ problems getting a driver for a laptop graphics card_ | _What PSU do I need?_

[quote name='The Professor' date='11 August 2011 - 10:33 AM' timestamp='1313055223' post='1277858']

I think Qazax is a pretty cool guy. eh kills aleins and doesnt afraid of anything.

#5
Posted 08/19/2009 09:56 PM   
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