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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

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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 ?
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
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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.
a c 177 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.
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
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.
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