8800gts overheating?

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce' started by cMw-, Aug 16, 2009.

  1. cMw-

    cMw- Member

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    so recently within the past 2 weeks ive been having terrible fps problems in games where the fps would randomly drop down extremely low and then after a few minutes go back up. well now it starts at extremely low and doesn't go back up at all. for instance in places where i should be getting 100+ fps in tf2 i get 30 or less and it is extremely laggy. same thing for when i open wc3 for dota i get terrible fps and is very choppy.

    heres a rivatuner ss from a day or so ago : http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/9214/hardwaremonitoringn.png

    card is an eVGA 8800GTS and its been idling at about 68-71c and cpu temp and hdd temp seem to be fine and ive also defragged my hdd and ran multiple virus scans etc etc

    think its overheating and should I rma it?
     
  2. Nightcover

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    What about running that rivatuner monitor when actually playing?

    That might help explaining.
     
  3. DAMAFIA

    DAMAFIA Master Guru

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    they seem a bit high for idle my G80 GTS idles at 48 50 and hits about 60/65 in game has the weather been hot where u are??
     
  4. Ieldra

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    71c idle means like 91c load.
    Check the temps while you're playing.
     

  5. V4.SKUNK

    V4.SKUNK Master Guru

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    Get a can of compressed air and give your GPU a good cleaning. You will be suprised at the amount of dust that collects inside the card.
    I clean my GPU(and rest of the rig) every 3-4 months...
     
  6. yoyo69

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    If cleaning with compressed air does not work, try a different cooler I use Akasa vortexx neo's on 8800gt & 9800gt and dropped almost 30c under load (folding).
     
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    itsmikey76 Master Guru

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    You can get compressed air at any computer parts store or if you have a friend with an air compressor that would work too just a bit overkill lol
     
  9. Terrorizor

    Terrorizor Ancient Guru

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    do the temps stay the same even if you raise fan speed?

    ive seen failing or overstressed power supplies make hardware run hotter than normal. not saying that's what it is, just that it might be worth checking into if nothing else pans out for ya.
     
  10. cMw-

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    probably just rma the card since its under lifetime warranty just would rather not have my system down for that long
     

  11. cMw-

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    so im gonna go buy a can of compressed air tomorrow, should i just blow it throug the fan and hope a lot of dust runs out the end of the heatsink?
     
  12. kgb714

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    Woah I'm having the same problem. Tried turning up the fan with rivatuner but temps wouldn't go down. Idling at 70c and 96-100c under load.

    Even with the side panel off with air going into the case directly, the temps were still bad.

    I was thinking maybe reapplying the thermal compound to the GPU heatsink ??
     
  13. cMw-

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    was thinking about that but im not sure of how to completely remove the heatsink and i didnt wanna try it and have something **** up which might void the warranty
     
  14. DAMAFIA

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    don't worry bout taking the cooler off its under EVGA warrenty IF you keep all the bits especially the wax pads that go on the ram its ezy to do get sum good tim mx2 or 3 both very good cud recommend either 3s best tho got carbon in almost as good as diamond for heat transfer (well it is carbon as well lol)

    http://www.arctic-cooling.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=39_&mID=273

    undo ALL the screws on back side ov card and twist the cooler dont pull just twist till the old tim breaks surface tension mine was welded on lol sum blue very thick crap was on it was like glue
     
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  15. cMw-

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    alright well, i just scored a 2894 :cry: on 3dm06 which is pretty terrible

    i cleaned the card out with compressed air and the temps dropped by 8-10c, but the fps is still bad

    any thoughts? card going bad? possibly psu?
     

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