9800 GX2 Running Hot - Real hot. Tags: Graphics Cards Fan Graphics Last response: May 5, 2010 12:00 PM in Graphics Cards 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). m 0 l 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. m 0 l Related resources Is this for real? - Forum Graphics card might be causing computer to shut down? - Forum New GPU fan running absurdly fast for no reason. - Forum Ge2 MX = real temperature problem - Forum My computer off when play game - 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. m 0 l 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... m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Graphics card too hot? Forum Graphics card died, fan spinning at max Forum Graphics card died Forum Is there a benefit from getting a discrete GPU for non-gaming computer Forum 9800 GT Graphics Card Fan Issues Forum A few questions of building my first real gaming computer. Forum The real cap on your GPU is not the CPU Forum 9800 gtx running but motherboard not recognizing Forum 9800 GX2 Died - I Need a Replacement Forum Integrated graphics running very hot at idle Forum Graphics card keeps freezing Forum My computer is capable of running Assassins Creed, however the installation Dete Forum [H] defending real gameplay vs benchmarks Forum Will we see REAL reviews this week? Forum Has my card died?? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Graphics Cards categories ATI GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !