I have the following (Evesham)PC System: Motherboard: ASUS A8N SLI Deluxe (NForce 4) Processor: AMD 64 3500, 1GB Ram. Operating System: XP Home, SP2 Graphics: 2 Number LeadTek (WinTek) 6600 GT in SLI format. Latest driver NVidia 81.98.
I use my PC a lot for games and up untill now I have not had problems with the GPU. Games played include; Far Cry, Doom 3, Half Life 2, etc. However, I now have the game F.E.A.R. and within 30 minutes the game is stopped (by WinFox monitor, back to the Desktop) due to the GPUs overheating (this occurs at around 81 degrees C). Thereafter, every five or ten minutes the same thing happens. The 'normal' GPU opperating temp[erature is 45 to 54 degrees C.
Any ideas as to why the GPUs are overheating?
I note that the critical temperature as advised by WinFox software is 100 degrees C – is this correct? If so, how can I raise the WinFox 'stop' temperature?
Oh, frame-rates are great, with the test average at 70-73.
The motherboard fan you mention, is that a fan connected to the motherboard and mounted on the case or are you on about one on the motherboard such as a Northbridge fan. If so and you don't have a case fan at all then I would suggest trying to get one of them tommorrow and see what that does.