GPU temp too hot

  Thatslife 21:39 19 Mar 2009
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My new 9800GT 625M 512MB DDR3 DUAL DVI TV PCI-E graphics card is running hotter than I think it should. At idle it's 64C. Under load it's mid nineties.

I've run furmark and the temp has approach 100C so i have stopped the test.

I have also set the fan to 100% and this had brought the idle temp down (noisily) to 54C. I think this is still too hot.

I'm up to date with all drivers and have cleaned PC and run the usual virus on spyware check. My PC has a 120mm fan at the front, on at the back and one at the side keeping things cool........

Any ideas as to the problem?

Core 2 Quad Q6600
Asus P5BW-LA
480W PSU
4GB RAM
Vista

Thanks

T

  citadel 21:49 19 Mar 2009

sounds like you need airflow through the case, I have 3 120 case fans and a 120 fan on a zalman overhead bracket blowing down onto gpu and motherboard. its a 4850 equal to 9800gtx+ and is 32% idle.

  Thatslife 22:02 19 Mar 2009

That's the conclusion I come to. But I've plenty of cooling, see click here

  citadel 15:32 20 Mar 2009

card should be ok as nvidia go's to 130+, driver will slow the card or shut it down when dangerous. you should have plenty cooling with that case, only other thing is a better cooler for the card if it only has the normal one.

  woodchip 15:41 20 Mar 2009

Too many fans can be like too many cooks, it spoils the air Flow. they blow against one another

  Thatslife 19:13 20 Mar 2009

...the arrangement of fans is supposed to create a pressure difference the aids cooling........

I'll experiment in turned them off one at a time to see if it makes any difference.

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