I just got myself a 600W Extreme Power plus PSU, and a Saphire HD 6850 graphics card.
My other specs of my computer are; (Im no computer expert mind you so forgive me for any vague details)
Intel Core i5-750 (Up to 2.66ghz)
1 Tb hard drive
4 GB DDR3 Ram
Mid size ATX Case
- Height: 38.7 cm (15.23 inches)
- Width: 17.5 cm (6.89 inches)
- Length: 41.4 cm (16.29 inches)
I've installed the new PSU and GPU just recently, and have noticed that my temperature of my GPU skyrockets to 90-95 Celsius, which worries me after checking a few other forum threads online. Its resting temperature is ~60 Celcius.
My computer has fairly decent spacing and my room temperature is around 22 Celcius
Should I be worried about this and what are some solutions,
Help would be appreciated thanks!
To determine if you need better case airflow, test as follows:
Open the side of your case and blow a house or desk fan on HIGH into your case. Game/benchmark/encode/Fold, etc as normal. If your temps go down with this test, you have a case airflow problem. If your temps remain relatively the same, you have a cooler limitation or mounting issue.
One of the easiest ways to drop a video card's temps is to remove the stock cooler, clean the factory thermal paste, apply good thermal paste and remount the stock cooler. This can help temps drop 5-10C at 100%. Also consider checking your GPU's fan speed using an app like RivaTuner, at load as well.
Thanks so much for all the feedback guys =]
I am pretty worried now, another thing i noticed is that I hear a slight chug sound in the fan as my cpu is running, and I am not expert, but I don't think that is normal. Im really tempted to use my laptop untill i solve this problem.
I will definitely try all these options and get back to you. MY computer was a premade HP Pavilion p6395a. Here's a link for details;
I FOUND the problem, I seriously need to cable manage it seems.
One of the cables was nicking the gpu's fan, and it was the problem leading to such high temperatures.
I removed the cable from that area, and problem solved;
30 Celcius idle, and 50 Celcius when running skyrium on High settings =]! (fan running at 80% using MSI afterburn)