guys, my graphic card GIGABYTE ATI 5750 1gb/128 bit overheat, then my games hang/freez but after i hit ctrl+alt+del and check out the program task manager, the program is still running and i go back to the game and its gonna be ok back. but i checked the graphic card temperature, its up to 80 celcius. its around 55 celcius during idle. i think the temperature cause the hang bcoz after games is running about 1 hours, it will hang then i have to hit ctrl+alt+del then the game will continue normally. i think my ventilation is pretty good bcoz i have 6 fan, 2 on the back 8 cm cooler master fan dissipate hot air inside my case and 1 in the front takes fresh air through inside my case also cooler master fan and 30cm i cute side fan and for sure the fan on cpu and graphic card. every fan works well. should i change the graphic card cooler and fan? could anyone recommend the good one thats compatible with my vga card?
ps-my fan is dust free and shiny and i am not overclocking.
it is? shortened its lifespan.damn....i should changes it back to auto fan. i just bought it 4 days ago, its new. i am too lazy to open the case and open the heatsink and etc but if it must, i'll do. just want to makes it sure.could it be thermal paste? bcoz its new. what do u think?
I think if u setting to 80%-90% just like hundredislandsboy's said, it still acceptable but not for long...
Yes, sometimes, even if it's new, the thermal paste which came with the card could be not so good. But again, it probably.
Does opening the card's cover would voiding the warranty?
I don't know much about warranty...
If not, u can open it and re-apply the thermal paste for yourself and see whether your card is still overheating or not...
Well if the card has a lifetime or at least a 3 year warranty I wouldn't worry about the fan. It's there for your enjoyment. Besides, who leaves their fan on at 100% with all the noise while just browsing the Net or reading Tom's Hardware. I out my fan to 80% maybe for 30 minutes, twice each day while I play MW2 but I don't worry about my fan. XFX was nice enough to make a lifetime warranty for this GTX 260.