WHY am I overheating?

RAM : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231098
PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182030
GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102747
Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131339&cm_re=M3a79-T-_-13-131-339-_-Product
Processor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103291

The thing is like dying from heat. It crashes after 30 minutes of Resident Evil 5 because of overheating. What's overheating is the GPU, and the fan is at 100%. I know the 4800 series had heating issues but not at 100%....

I'm idling the GPU at 75 celsius and under load it hits 110 Celsius and then shuts down.
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  1. I couldn't guess as you have given us no information relative to the cooling capacity of the system. What case are you using ? Any optional fans ? CPU cooler ? Where is system installed ? In a bookshelf ?...on floor ?

    That is one low budget PSU you have there. Are voltages stable ? Have you tested w/ OCCT ?
  2. There are many thing that can lead to your system and for that matter your gpu over heating. The general princple to prevent overheating is get a case that has good airflow as well as heat despertion. Generaly speaking smaller casses and compact motherboards are usualy overheating hazards, also the layout of the motherboard can also have something to do with overheating as well. Aside from all that your system may also be overheating because a case fan is going bad, so if that case your best option is to replace the faulty fan, also you could just not have enough cooling which means you need to add fans. Hope this helps.
  3. RMA if it's new, buy a 3rd party cooler for the gpu if it's not.

    110C is pretty high at full load.
  4. The airflow is pretty decent - my motherboard sits at 50 celsius. I have 4 small fans which give out just a little breeze in the case, one fan on the PSU (other doesn't work), one on the door, and one on the CPU.

    The PSU works just fine. I pulled it from a live system.

    The GPU is not new, I've used it for 2 years.
  5. What do you mean by "one fan on the PSU (other doesn't work)"?
    Does this "other" includes the GPU Fan?
  6. the psu has two fans, so i assume that the op means that one fa nof the psu deosnt work. that grahpics card looks cool but i dont konw if its exactly the besst designed gpu cooler out there...how many fans in the case? what sixe?
  7. Diamons said:
    The airflow is pretty decent - my motherboard sits at 50 celsius. I have 4 small fans which give out just a little breeze in the case, one fan on the PSU (other doesn't work), one on the door, and one on the CPU.

    The PSU works just fine. I pulled it from a live system.

    The GPU is not new, I've used it for 2 years.


    Maybe the the gpu fan is slowing down, due to age.
  8. With my case door open, it idles at 74 degrees celsius under my table. The four small fans I have are 80mm fans and barely do a decent job.

    Radeon 4850 fan wearing out? I hope not~! It's only been about 4 days since I pulled it from a live system and it was idling at 68 fahrenheit then. I'm thinking about buying this fan:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835213005
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