DJSmokey 02:13 10 Jun 2011

i recently had a problem with my grafix drivers crashing after i installed the latest nvidia update. so i went back to driver version 266.58, i also installed MSI Afterburner because the fan wasnt speeding up at all when i was playing games and my card was reaching 70C+, but now according to my desktop gadget the GPU on my card is a 95% when im just on desktop and the idle temp is around 45C. b4 my idle temp was around 36C and gpu was 0% when idle.. is my card going to die cos 95 % GPU seems way to high when im not running anything.. Im on windows 7 64 bit and its a Geforce GTS 450 card..

  gengiscant 09:11 10 Jun 2011

If as you say the fan was not running as it should whilst gaming,then using afterburner was not the way to go, it is more likely a faulty card/fan. It is not always necessary to update drivers just because they are the latest,some times an updated driver just addresses a particular problem which you may not have, so there is no need to update just because a newer driver is out. As for your card, check that the fan is clean, remove it and use a soft brush then make sure it is reseated firmly. Remove all Nvidia drivers and then reinstall Post back.

  Autoschediastic 12:49 10 Jun 2011

I think u should goto Tescos and buy around 40 Donuts and RAM ur baseunit with them! it wont help ur issue but it will smell sweet!

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