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NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS

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March 13, 2010 5:25:25 PM

Hi all,

Yesterday I updated the drivers for my 8400 GS and quickly found it over heating to 120°C. After doing some research I found that the drivers that were released had a fan speed control problem and was advised to rollback. After the rollback the temp did not go back down and is currently sitting at 150°C. I'm to the point that I believe a new card may be the best way to go and am at a loss for what to get. I have a HP Pavilion M9058N Elite running Windows 7 with (2) 3.0GHz AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ processors and 3.00 GB of RAM.

Any advice would be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

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a b Î Nvidia
March 13, 2010 5:38:11 PM

The card is NOT sitting at 150c.
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March 13, 2010 5:40:25 PM

HWMonitor says it is... I just started blasting a fan and the A/C in my house on it and it has lowered to 125°.
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a b Î Nvidia
March 13, 2010 5:56:11 PM

Pix please. Cards are not designed to go above 120c. Especially not the 8400gs.
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a b Î Nvidia
March 13, 2010 5:58:24 PM

Load rive tuner and set the fan to max if it adjust (mine doesn't) at least I avoided this from the start via my laziness. The best low profile upgrade out there is a 9600gt while a 9400gt wouldn't be an upgrade but a side grade if it is 128bit for the low profile version. The 8400gs is a very weak card, bought one to tinker around with phsyx and found it just to weak even with the shader at 1.8ghz.
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March 13, 2010 6:03:14 PM

trick882 said:
Hi all,

Yesterday I updated the drivers for my 8400 GS and quickly found it over heating to 120°C. After doing some research I found that the drivers that were released had a fan speed control problem and was advised to rollback. After the rollback the temp did not go back down and is currently sitting at 150°C. I'm to the point that I believe a new card may be the best way to go and am at a loss for what to get. I have a HP Pavilion M9058N Elite running Windows 7 with (2) 3.0GHz AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ processors and 3.00 GB of RAM.

Any advice would be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

What driver version is this? As the problem driver was supposed to have been withdrawn.
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March 13, 2010 7:21:53 PM

A 8400GS even with a passive cooler can't go to 150C, even without any airflow.
It's thermodynamically impossible.
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a b Î Nvidia
March 13, 2010 7:22:48 PM

Finally, someone besides me catches on, :\.
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March 13, 2010 7:24:59 PM

Unless he's heating his house to 50C & covering the 8400GS with a cotton heatsink.
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a b Î Nvidia
March 13, 2010 7:27:56 PM

Would an 8400gs even start up at 150c? AFAIK the only time the terms "Graphics card" and "<heat level over 150c>" is ever applied is when you need to bake your 8800gtx.
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March 13, 2010 7:30:45 PM

Well the time my 7300GT's fan broke it got to 120C, but that was in-game and my house wasn't even cool
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March 13, 2010 7:51:55 PM

Thanks for the comments guys...

mousemonkey - 196.75, I rolledback to 196.21.

nforce4max - Thanks for the comments - I picked up the 9600GT and everything is fine.

As far as whether the reading was correct or not on HWMonitor, I have no idea. I merely reported the information I had. I bought a new card and everything is working properly now with a reading of 58°C.

Thanks,
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a b Î Nvidia
March 13, 2010 8:43:31 PM

trick882 said:
Thanks for the comments guys...

mousemonkey - 196.75, I rolledback to 196.21.

nforce4max - Thanks for the comments - I picked up the 9600GT and everything is fine.

As far as whether the reading was correct or not on HWMonitor, I have no idea. I merely reported the information I had. I bought a new card and everything is working properly now with a reading of 58°C.

Thanks,


Wow, that 9600gt won't disappoint for low profile that is good as it gets and good temps to.
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March 13, 2010 11:03:14 PM

The only card I would believe idling at 150C is the New Fermi chips.
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a b Î Nvidia
March 13, 2010 11:11:57 PM

builderbobftw said:
The only card I would believe idling at 150C is the New Fermi chips.


really? Come on, dude.
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March 15, 2010 1:24:49 AM

Wow, I'm not going to use this site again.

- Perhaps it was my mistake for thinking someone would say "150°C... You're sensor is wrong or your software is wrong try this one."
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March 15, 2010 1:27:13 AM

trick882 said:
Wow, I'm not going to use this site again.

Whys that mate?
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a b Î Nvidia
March 15, 2010 8:48:25 AM

Probably because we wanted to solve the 150c card before we suggested advice. Wouldn't want another card burning up, would we?
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March 15, 2010 6:18:56 PM

trick882 said:
Wow, I'm not going to use this site again.

- Perhaps it was my mistake for thinking someone would say "150°C... You're sensor is wrong or your software is wrong try this one."


Oh, Silly me, I thought a bunch of people said that... (including me)

shadow187 said:
The card is NOT sitting at 150c.


sabot00 said:
A 8400GS even with a passive cooler can't go to 150C, even without any airflow.
It's thermodynamically impossible.
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