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Graphic Card Heating Problem

cybermaniac

Right off the assembly line
Hi,
I have a SPARKLE Nvidia Geforce 9500 GT 1GB DDR2 graphics card. I know its quite old. But it is enough for my needs.
It was working fine till now. But now it has started to Heat a lot. The temperatures reach enough that it shuts down itself. When I monitored, the temperatures were near 60C.
Everything else seems to work fine. The fan also works fine. Also I have never overclocked this thing. In-fact I have never tweaked anything in my PC.

Please help me find a cure to this heating problem. And is there a need to change its Thermal Paste?

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icebags

Technomancer
60 degrees isn't much to trigger shutdown. anyways, check if the fan is moving, and you play remove the fan/heatsink clean them, apply new paste if you know wat you are doing and are willing to take the risk.
 
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cybermaniac

Right off the assembly line
60 degrees isn't much to trigger shutdown. anyways, check if the fan is moving, and you play remove the fan/heatsink clean them, apply new paste if you know wat you are doing and are willing to take the risk.

fan is moving perfectly. 60 degrees was temp at idle and not when gaming. shut down usually occurs after long hours of use. And about applying a new paste, this is something i have never done before and no i don't know what i am doing. So yeah i am scared to do so.. [help needed]

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Maybe your cpu is overheating, monitor the temps and report back.

Even i think this could be the problem. CPU temps at idle are above 50 degrees.
 

icebags

Technomancer
^ use cpuz /gpuz to check the temps. Start the logging and note the log file location.

play some games for some times, then check the log files for temperature & utilization data.
 
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