9800 GX2 Running Hot - Real hot. Tags: Graphics Cards Fan Graphics Last response: May 5, 2010 12:00 PM in Graphics & Displays Share xilithi May 5, 2010 2:16:22 AM Now yes, I know the GX2 has had a bad history with running hot, real hot. However not until now have I had computer shut downs due to over heating. Its amazing actually, through perhaps 5 minutes of play on Champions Online (Not a graphically intensive game in the least) I've seen temperatures of up to 103C. Now, when I look at fan speeds its usually at 72% idle with 75 or so C, on heavy load 97% at well 99-13C. Looks further into it, I noticed that my GPU 0 fan is moving around 2800-3400 RPM while the GPU 1 - 0. I'm sure there is a possiblility that the second fan has died, however I must ask is there an alternate setting for this guy? Any solutions/suggestions would be greatly appreciated. More about : 9800 gx2 running hot real hot sk1939 a b U Graphics card May 5, 2010 2:31:58 AM I don't believe so, I think that both fans are supposed to be going at the same time, and if one fan is reading zero it probably died, although I would look at it to be sure (don't stick your finger in there to check). yannifb May 5, 2010 2:41:57 AM Take your card out and used compressed air to blow the dust out. I did this with my friends old 8800 GTS 640mb, and idle temps went from 80C to 57C. Related resources Is the 9800 GX2 HOT or NOT? - Forum 9800 GX2 Benchmark is out! - Forum 9800 GX2 / 932 HAF Case - Forum crysis and 9800 gx2 - Forum Nvidia GeForce 9800 GX2 Review - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer xilithi May 5, 2010 3:25:13 AM Will have to try that. I did the best cleaning of the card I could possibly do without such. gamerk316 a b U Graphics card May 5, 2010 12:00:25 PM Probably dust clogging the fan; GX2's get hot, but not THAT hot... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: Forum9800 GX2 on THG ForumGeForce 9800 GX2 pics and specs ForumInteresting 3-way SLI 8800 Ultra vs Quad 9800 GX2 Forumati 3870 x2 vs nvidia 9800 gx2 Forum9800 gx2 runs HOT Forum4890 Vs 5770 vs gtx 275 vs 9800 gx2 Forum9800 gx2 vs sapphire 7770 ghz edition Forum9800 GX2 Driver Issue (Code 43) Forum9800 GX2 (problem on start up) Forumnvidia geforce 9800 gx2 or 260 gt- which ones better?! ForumCrazy idea-cooling 9800 GX2 ForumUpgrade to GTX 680 Classified from this? Forum5830 is improperly running PCI-E v1.1, no longer displays GPU usage ForumRunning two GTX 480's ForumGeforce gx2 9800 vs corsair tx750 psu More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !