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EVGA 7950GT (512MB) Overheating

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February 22, 2009 3:03:01 AM

Hi, I have an eVGA 7950GT (512MB) and I idle at around 55C.
Under Counter-Strike (not graphics intensive), I load at around 65C.
In Company of Heroes (somewhat graphics intensive), I load at around 80C.
Under Furmark, I went from 55C to 105C in 60 seconds.

I believe my card is overheating, as I randomly freeze in Company of Heroes after long periods of gameplay. I have unmounted my heatsink and applied new thermal paste after removing the old. I also have put a new (large) fan directly under the GPU's fan to blow cold air on the graphics card. I have also used RivaTuner to adjust my fan speed as a function of temperature threshold.

Is there anything I can do otherwise to cool down my GPU? Is it truly overheating?
a c 169 U Graphics card
February 22, 2009 5:12:08 AM

So when u applied new thermal paste and adjusted the fan speed with rivatuner,did the temps get better?
February 22, 2009 5:20:18 AM

It began idling at 50C and loading at around 90C. This, however, still seems hot. Am I wrong?
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a c 169 U Graphics card
February 22, 2009 9:07:16 AM

yes 90c is very high for a 7950GT,i sugget u to RAM your card
February 22, 2009 4:02:38 PM

1. Clear out all dust from your case, CPU-fan, and GPU-fan .
2. Remove HSF from GPU
3. Reapply thermal grease
4. Make sure fan is operating, use ATiTool
February 22, 2009 4:03:52 PM

Once upon a time, I had an EVGA 7950GT 512 KO, and it never got that hot playing any game. It's possible your heatsink isn't making full contact with the GPU.
February 23, 2009 12:06:38 AM

I'm hearing mixed answers to my problem.
Others say 7950GTs are made to withstand up to 110C and run hot normally. I'm not quite sure who to believe, but I did clean out my case and add new thermal grease and NOW it's running at the aforementioned temps.
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