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July 12, 2013 6:53:14 PM

-NVidia GeForce ge 220
-1920 x 1080
-24" monitor
-diablo3

Its worked fine for over a year but lately screen freezes and blue screens. I tested graphic temps while playing and the temps increase 60 degrees from 123 to 183 F in three minutes...is this normal?

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July 12, 2013 7:21:03 PM

Mark Alperin said:
-NVidia GeForce ge 220
-1920 x 1080
-24" monitor
-diablo3

Its worked fine for over a year but lately screen freezes and blue screens. I tested graphic temps while playing and the temps increase 60 degrees from 123 to 183 F in three minutes...is this normal?


Two possible things are happening here. Either you have dust built up in your grqaphics card's cooling system, which you should just promptly clear out, or the gpu doesn't have efficient gpu paste anymore. I would suggest doing the first option and moving on from there. Be sure to post results ;) 

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July 12, 2013 7:28:01 PM

I think that's just above 80 degrees celsius, which is definitely in the high zone.

Have you cleaned the dust off it lately? If so, give the fan a physical inspection, see if it still works properly and whatnot.

After that, it might be time to replace the thermal compound. If that doesn't help, I don't know what's up.
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July 12, 2013 7:45:58 PM

Calculatron said:
I think that's just above 80 degrees celsius, which is definitely in the high zone.

Have you cleaned the dust off it lately? If so, give the fan a physical inspection, see if it still works properly and whatnot.

After that, it might be time to replace the thermal compound. If that doesn't help, I don't know what's up.


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July 12, 2013 7:47:59 PM

What about replacing the video card...I think its 6 years old.
Dell xps What's a cheap replacement
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July 12, 2013 8:48:36 PM

What do you have for a processor and motherboard? (Is your rig just as old?)
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July 12, 2013 9:02:08 PM

Calculatron said:
What do you have for a processor and motherboard? (Is your rig just as old?)


Yes all Dell original I7
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July 12, 2013 9:10:14 PM

Well, I would make sure your system is in working order first; if you want to upgrade/replace your rig, by all means go for it.
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July 16, 2013 9:47:32 AM

Mark Alperin said:
Calculatron said:
What do you have for a processor and motherboard? (Is your rig just as old?)


Yes all Dell original I7


First of all get can of pressure air and clean inside very well, you will see how much dust you have - I do every 3-4 months and get a lot of crap out, if you never opened your PC in 6 years, you might find dead ants there as well, lol - so good cleanup first.
You would have to push air through CPU cooler fins as well.
Remove Video card and push air though all holes, you can use vacuum cleaner everywhere, but don't touch any parts with this.

Mean time list your parts, get CPUZ http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html Do not run CPUZ report, it is too long and not so helpful.
Now questions
1. What is your XPS model.
2. Open CPUZ, under CPU tab what is your Processor exact name
3. Still in CPUZ go to Mainboard tab and get your Motherboard model, BIOS version and date
4. Still in CPUZ go to Memory tab and get General type and size, next go to SPD tab and get Max Bandwith information
5. What is your hard drive type (SATA I or SATA II) and what is HDD model, so we can see the performance, or if it is difficult to find at least SATA type and size.

So, get those answers first, and start dusting your PC second.
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