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 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Maziar Graphics card Master 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 ? | Report abuse 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 | Report abuse Truhls Graphics card Expert 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. | Report abuse Related ressources Need Help Choosing Video Card - Forum Upgrading Video Card , Need Help . - Forum I need help with my video card - Forum Need help with video card upgrade. - Forum Need help with the best video card with my soon to be build - Forum Ask the community Publish 4745454b Graphics card Master 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. | Report abuse Maziar Graphics card Master 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 | Report abuse 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. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Graphics & Displays>Need help with video card> Related ressources: ForumChoosing a video card for my first build need help ForumNeed Help what video card for my new computer ForumI need some help selecting a video card . ForumVideo Card might have fried motherboard. Need advice/ help ForumNeed help picking a video card . ForumNeed help selecting video card ForumNeed help upgrading my video card ForumNEED HELP WITH VIDEO CARD ! Forum[ HELP ] Need helping looking for new Video Card ForumNeed help woth Video card for Gaming ForumNEED VIDEO CARD - PLEASE HELP ! ForumI need help choosing a video card compatible with my motherboard. ForumNeed help with Video Card . ForumUpgrading video card need help ForumNeed video card for emachine el1352-07e for diablo 3 help 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 !