I am running a phenom II x4 955, with a gtx 285, and an antec 1200 case, 650 w psu.
i haven't overclocked anything in my pc, however since a while now, the gpu runs awfully hot. If i leave the fan on stock speeds, then i get like 71 degrees at idle. This is rather annoying, because when i play any games, the gpu goes up to 97 degrees, and the games freeze.
I am not a huge gamer, but i like to be able to play from time to time.
This is not a dust issue, i have cleaned up my case, and filters about 1 month ago. 2 weeks ago, i tore the gtx285 apart, and i cleaned up the fan, and applied mx3 thermal paste on it, because the old paste was just concrete.
I have 0 clues on what to do.
I believed that the PSU is venting the hot air onto the gpu, so i moved it 1 slot further from the psu, but the situation is the same.
Can anyone point me to some direction?
just a quick note, my gpu used to run at like 58 degrees at idle ...
i have also reloaded my windows, because i thought maybe i have some bad drivers or i don't know that keep the gpu running but .. still clueless.
i am using evga precision now, and i set the fan to 100 % but it's ridiculous, to run at 65 degrees at idle. it makes a ton of noise.