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Why does my GPU go to 90C in Resident Evil 5

My Nvidia Geforce GTX 260 gets up to and over 95 Degrees C when im playing Resident Evil 5 with everything on High including AA and Anistropic.

My Fan speed is at 70%

Outside of games my GPU is at 55 Degrees C.

In Any other game it only goes up to 70 Degrees C.

Please Help.

My Case does have cooling in it. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811208021

System Specs

Nforce 650i
4gb ram corsair
core 2 duo e4500
windows vista x64 home premium
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  1. set your fan to 100%

    maybe this is not related but what version of driver you're currently using?
  2. dunno why i can't edit. forgot to tell you to re-check your case airflow
  3. im using 190.62

    ya i guess my case sucks for airflow lol
  4. but is it safe to set it at 100% speed fan
  5. i think its ok to max out the fan but it can be noisy.
    try 190.38 driver. i'm currently playing RE5, with 190.62 i see drop numbers in frame rate. maybe RE5 is bad with that driver (just my opinion though) :pt1cable:

    just don't forget to use driver sweeper program after uninstalling the driver
  6. since its only r evil 5 ......
    you could try to take off all the fancy settings in the game run it at a low res, then if it runs cool start to upgrade the settings till you find what is causing the over heating
    its more likly to be a driver issue with the game
  7. Either set the fan to 100% for the game, or turn some of the settings down, AA and shadows can be hard on the card.
    As for airflow, that case has plenty of it, and in the right direction. Of course you have the front fan connected and blowing in, right? ;)
  8. Thermal threshold for the GT200 chip is 105c. Basically your fine even if you are running at 95c.

    Chip will start throttling down at 105c.
  9. thx, ill run it at 100%.
  10. coozie7 said:
    Either set the fan to 100% for the game, or turn some of the settings down, AA and shadows can be hard on the card.
    As for airflow, that case has plenty of it, and in the right direction. Of course you have the front fan connected and blowing in, right? ;)


    what he said

    hey old man u get around :na:
  11. ya front fan is connected, but i guess turning settings down would help, but with settings up im still getting 40-60 fps so iono
  12. Philballer17 said:
    ya front fan is connected, but i guess turning settings down would help, but with settings up im still getting 40-60 fps so iono


    40-60 fps is ok for RE5. i think the driver itself has a bit of conflict with the game. i'm using 9600GSO and with high setting (no AA) i'm still able to get 40FPS average. :D
  13. Best answer
    try to run it @ dx9 mode and check if you'd still get the same temps.
  14. Nope tempurature idles around 55-58 degrees C in Direct X 9 Lol. hmm
  15. Philballer17 said:
    Nope tempurature idles around 55-58 degrees C in Direct X 9 Lol. hmm


    is that in game temperature using dx9?
  16. Use v-sync or fps limit 60fps this will reduce you temperature.

    My temperature with this game is 85C(1920x1200,8xAA,maexd out, 108fps v-sync off)and 78C(1920x1200,8xAA,maexd out, 60fps v-sync on).
  17. ya thats ingame temperature.

    and sure i guess ill use vsync
  18. Haha, it might just be the game. I remember when a leaked Stalker Clear Sky demo from E3 was being distributed around the web (and I picked it up and checked it out) well, my 9800GX2 got up to 98C playing that demo with 100% fan speed! Even though it didn't crash or artifact or anything.

    So when the game actually came out my card ran much, much cooler while playing it. All I am saying is that some software my be coded to obliterate the gpu to get the very best performance possible, but when it is fine tuned that is watered down some.
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