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Nvidia 7600gt temp issue

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
February 27, 2009 2:31:42 AM

My pc has been restarting alot lately mostly when i try to burn dvds or even play WoW. I downloaded Speedfan and my temps are reading 145F idle and up to 175F when i alt tab from Wow.

Bought Vcool fan to place under video card but no more than 2 degrees in change. Bought a 650watt psu with 12+ 34@ to replace my 480watt with change, cleaned all dust on fans and heatsink, removed cpu fan and cleaned heatsink.

If it matters, because I am a pc noob, I only have %15 free space on my HDD, i have the Graphics card on its own molex coming from the psu also I unchecked the Automatic reboot and when it does randomly shut down I never get an error reading.

OK so, according to Speed fan these are the temps

GPU: 147F
Remote: 93F
HD0: 99F
Core: 147F
Ambient: 32F

145F = 63c

1. Fan on CPU
2. Fan on Video Card
3. Fan on PSU
Also took side of tower off and it may have dropped bout 3degrees
Please Help!!!

Intel Lexington 2 850 chip MoBo
1.5 Ram
P4 2.4ghz
Windows XP SP3
Tried not to miss any information
Any comments welcome!
February 27, 2009 3:53:11 PM

I had this problem, it pretty much destroyed the card eventually :( 

To eke the last little bit of life out of it, I opened the case and pointed a small desk fan into it. Dropped the temperature quite a bit, but for me the damage had alreaday been done. Hope this helps.

For a longer term solution - what's the airflow in your case like? Do you have any fans in there other than the CPU, video card and PSU? It might help to put a case fan in if you don't have one, just to keep the air moving in there.
February 28, 2009 3:08:18 AM

Should have mentioned that I tried that with the small fan and no change. I'm guessing it may be too late but for any of you that read this post and have a Nvidia 7600gt AGP card, can you please post your temps so I can get an idea of what would be considered normal?

Thanks for reply Hannah
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February 28, 2009 11:30:33 AM

Ah, don't know if it makes a difference, but mine was a PCI-e slot, not AGP. Normal temp for me was about 70-75 C.
February 28, 2009 1:41:32 PM

On my way to buy some AS% and cleaner. My pc is only... 8yrs old and i have replaced the usuals over time..Hdd, Ram, Psu, Video card.

Maybe the thermal paste is all i need. wish me luck not to blow anything up!!
February 28, 2009 9:06:59 PM

And its still the same...

And added 120mm rear exaust and a 80mm intake, the side of case still off.
March 2, 2009 10:23:05 PM

March 4, 2009 10:59:13 AM

March 6, 2009 11:07:59 PM

vudugan said:

65C isn't hot for any Nvidia GT card. Just make sure your gpu and cpu fans are really clean and heat shouldn't be a problem.
March 6, 2009 11:43:25 PM

Clean as a whistle and still reboots with no error reports and nothing in Event Viewer.
March 7, 2009 5:32:30 PM

Well I think I narrowed it down to one last possibility other that replacing MoBo and/or Vid card.

Above I mentioned that I had 1.5gb of RAM. My MoBo requies RDRAM and they have to be installed in pairs... I have

2 x 512mb
2 x 256mb

In recent researching I ran across an article stating that with this particular RAM it should be installed same size and same speed. With that being said, is it possible with the RAM i have installed it is only operating off the lower size/speed at 512mb?

I just reordered 2 RIMM Continuity Modules (I tossed my originals when I upgraded to the 1.5gb) So I'm guessing that I will only be able to run the 2 x 512mb sticks for 1g of ram along with the RIMM Modules.

Guess its worth a shot and I will repost the outcome for anyone this might help that is still using a Intel MoBo with the 850/i850e chipset...

Everest Report


Sensor Properties:
Sensor Type Analog Devices ADM1025 (SMBus 2Dh)
GPU Sensor Type Driver (NV-DRV)

Motherboard 35 °C (95 °F)
CPU 31 °C (88 °F)
GPU 59 °C (138 °F)
WDC WD2500JB-57GVC0 31 °C (88 °F)

Cooling Fans:
CPU 3723 RPM

Voltage Values:
CPU Core 1.43 V
Aux 2.70 V
+2.5 V 2.45 V
+3.3 V 3.33 V
+5 V 5.00 V
March 11, 2009 4:17:42 AM

The 2 sets of ram is not going to be the issue. I did however find that the REAL culprit is 3 swollen capacitors on my Mobo with brown crust on top pf them. So now i am ordering a replacement board i found on the net for $17. Hope this will be the case.

I'm still concerned tho as far as how they could have burnt out....
I will place my last post after installing the new board next week!
March 16, 2009 3:42:33 AM

well the mobo is replaced and dvd's are burning. temps are rising as much as 5degrees while under load so all is well.Gpu has not gone over 65c as of yet and mobo/cpu hasnt gone above 40c.

BUT NOW i CAN'T GET A CONNECTION FOR THE INTERNET. i keep getting the dummy ip 169.254.xx.xx

Guess its time to start a new post.....