Need help with video card Tags: Graphics Cards Graphics Last response: May 8, 2010 8:58 PM in Graphics & Displays Share heartworm May 8, 2010 7:30:53 AM My current video card overheats. I'm using core 2 duo 2.33 2gb memory NVIDIA geforce 8600 GTS all the fan temperature programms are saying it overheats up t0 100 с I don't play a lot of games, it happens with Lotro and Mass effect 2. I'm not planning to play games like Crysis or smth So my question is: should I get another card like gts 250 or HD 4850 or I can just change fan on the card? or I can get even lower card? Any help would be great, thank you More about : video card Maziar a c 169 U Graphics card May 8, 2010 8:34:11 AM Well 8600GTS is a low-end card for gaming but if you want to keep it,then download rivatuner and tweak the fan speed. However,i would recommend getting a better card like HD 5770 BTW,what's your PSU ? heartworm May 8, 2010 9:33:42 AM Maziar said:Well 8600GTS is a low-end card for gaming but if you want to keep it,then download rivatuner and tweak the fan speed. However,i would recommend getting a better card like HD 5770 BTW,what's your PSU ? I actually did rivatuner thing and it seems to be at 100% or I'm doing smth wrong... HD 5770 looks good, although I would love to stay at $100-130 range since gaming is not a big issue for me, just a couple of hours not each day. My PSU is 400w foxconn Related resources need help installing video card Plz!!!! - Forum Need help on getting new video card! - Forum need psu help, changing video card - Forum Need help with picking video card. (UPDATE - getting a new MB now) - Forum Need help finding video card for slimline PC that will run dual monitors - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Truhls a b U Graphics card May 8, 2010 9:38:27 AM heartworm said:I actually did rivatuner thing and it seems to be at 100% or I'm doing smth wrong... HD 5770 looks good, although I would love to stay at $100-130 range since gaming is not a big issue for me, just a couple of hours not each day. My PSU is 400w foxconn I would suggest a 5670 then honestly. It should be able to play both of those games quite well, and should work with your PSU. 4745454b a c 173 U Graphics card May 8, 2010 9:47:35 AM The 8600GTS is an older card. Chances are if its running hot the cooling system is simply clogged with dust. Try shutting your system down and pull the card. Use a can of air to blow the dust out. Maziar a c 169 U Graphics card May 8, 2010 10:31:57 AM Agreed with both^ If you can't get a 5770,then go for 5670. And as 4745454b said,take out your card and blow the dust out and check the temps again avatar_raq May 8, 2010 8:58:52 PM If removing the dust didn't help, I suggest one last try before buying a new one: dis-assemble the card, remove the thermal paste and apply a new layer. You can use AS5 or Zalman STG. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solvedneed help picking a video card help please Forum SolvedNeed help deciding on video card? Need HDMI Forum SolvedVideo card upgrade need your help. Forum SolvedNeed help with video card Forum SolvedNeed help buying replacement video card Forum SolvedMonitor Help - New gaming monitor lost and need help. (Current Monitor/Video Card Info Included) Forum SolvedNeed help choosing a video card Forum SolvedNeed help picking Power supply unit for when i get my new gtx 570 video card Forum Solvedneed help picking a video card from this LIST !!! Forum SolvedInstalled video card but having issues need help Forum SolvedNeed help choosing a new Video Card Forum SolvedNeed help finding compatible video card Forum SolvedHelp figuring out what Video Card I need Forum SolvedNeed help choosing the right graphics card for photo and video editing Forum SolvedNeed help selecting a video card for gaming Forum 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 !