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GTS 250 overheating

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May 30, 2010 12:05:24 AM

I have a Galaxy GTS 250 w/512 mb ram, and at loads it goes up to 74C with fans at max, when it reaches about 76C there are driver issues and then a bsod. I happen to have a low budget, what heatsink would prevent this issue from ever happening again?

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May 30, 2010 12:10:18 AM

74c is normal temp for the GTS250 at load (i have one) and is actually a cool temp for most video cards at load. Try HWmonitor and see if those are actually your max temps because you should not have any temp related issues.

Also check your manufacturers site, see if other people have a similar issue and if their is a BIOS patch for your card.
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May 30, 2010 12:16:15 AM

Unfortunately, I can't find any proof that there is such a bios page for galaxy GPUs. I have used speedfan, HWmonitor, and xtreme tuner and they all post the same temps.
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May 30, 2010 12:42:04 AM

74 degrees is good, average expectancy for this card is 80 degees, that's what i got in my case, but i don't have that card anymore. Make sure you have your drivers up to date, as in display drivers. The maximum temperature for that card, like other cards is 105 degrees you know, celcius. Did you buy it new or second hand? Make sure you're not overclocknig it, keep it on stock clocks, then try overclocking each clock by increments of 5 if you really must overclock. I couldn't overclock at all realyl with my gts 250 card, god i realyl don't like it thank god i have ati 4870 now, but it runs really hot. Not happy with that anyway.
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May 30, 2010 12:44:22 AM

it's another issue not temperature, check the cpu is ok, believe me i was having problems i thought it was the graphics card, but it turned out to be an odd cpu clock. Apart from that go to nvidia's site and check the latest drivers and compare it to yours.
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May 30, 2010 12:45:36 AM

I have had this issue with the 197.xx and the new beta 257 (i think) drivers, I bought off of newegg 5 months ago. And I'm not overclocking, the thing has no room for it, it just freezes up. My mGPU overclocks better than this thing does.
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May 30, 2010 12:52:18 AM

yeah i know, gts 250 is a terrible overclocker. It won't allow any more voltage that's why because of it's maximum power dose on 1 pci-e cable. So you can overclock only very little, in that case no point lol, 1 fps improvement in games.
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May 30, 2010 12:58:11 AM

I really should have just saved up an extra $20 for the GTX 260, but, I wanted a graphics card now and didn't want to wait for my next paycheck. I regret that now, its not a bad card, it just has its issues, like this.
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May 30, 2010 1:04:11 AM

for the same price you could have got ati 4870 i think or for $10 more. I found an xfx ati 4870 for £100 once, the same price as i bought the xfx gts 250. I now have an official ati 4870, sold the gts. Anyway, i'm guessing all the other factors are fine, such as your power supply, has enough power and is 80 plus etc. The only thing i can think of is clean installations of latest driver only, no beta drivers. use driver sweeper to completely uninstall current drivers you have. It's such a bother i know. I've gone throught it too lol.
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May 30, 2010 1:06:36 AM

Sweep my drivers!!! Uhg, is it really worth the trouble? Lets find out!
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May 30, 2010 1:07:30 AM

O wait, I have a dual boot system and the problem is consistent in windows 7 and Vista. So that takes out the driver theory right?
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May 30, 2010 9:30:57 AM

omg have no ideas about dual boot system, running two os on one pc? Driver conflict?
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May 30, 2010 2:35:17 PM

Before I ran dual boot system, the issue was still there.
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June 12, 2010 4:55:08 AM

I Managed to get my Galaxy GTS250 to 750Mhz Core 1890MHz shaders (not a huge leap) and 1100MHz RAM as the MEM chips are rated at that, with no voltage mods and mine runs at 58c under load check this link http://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/9e82a/ but 74c should be fine, as for the dual boot each OS will not see the others drivers so that should be fine, so either you have a faulty card or another system issue.
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June 12, 2010 5:20:57 AM

which is ur psu? can b a faulty psu delivering high volts...
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June 12, 2010 5:26:36 AM

and yeah.... gts 250 overclocks nice...
i was able to take it to 800Mhz core clock stable... mine is green edition so stock clock was 675... approx 18% increase wid stock cooler and 60c on full load...
http://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/aqa4z/
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June 12, 2010 6:02:45 AM

To note mine is not the green edition and I was not pushing it, it would go higher but I wanted to stay with stock cooling, and I agree with mjsharma as I too had a faulty PSU (mine was not giving out enough volts) when I had a 8800GT and my system would freeze to a pink screen and the card got hot so I changed to a new 800W Odin GT and it was fine then, then I bought the GTS250. After seeing mjsharmas OC I may put my core clock up further. (Im now moving to an i7 with a GTX480 and giving this one to my wife).
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June 14, 2010 6:55:42 PM

I have the Kingwin non-modular 650-watt psu, I contacted galaxy and they gave me no usefull information... I have actually fixed the stability issue by modifying the driver, for some reason it was set to 830 Mhz core standard, I fixed it to the set speed... Thanks for the help though...
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June 14, 2010 8:22:05 PM

Nashsafc said:
omg have no ideas about dual boot system, running two os on one pc? Driver conflict?


:pfff: 
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June 14, 2010 11:23:59 PM

lol so what. Shouldn't concern you, i don't specialise with that, i don't really like windows software lol. Also what i really meant was yes i know what a dual boot system is, just that i have never operated one and furthermore i have no experience of them so i shouldn't be able help him really as i can't suggest anything that might be of use.
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a c 173 Î Nvidia
June 14, 2010 11:31:59 PM

Nashsafc said:
lol so what. Shouldn't concern you, i don't specialise with that, i don't really like windows software lol. Also what i really meant was yes i know what a dual boot system is, just that i have never operated one and furthermore i have no experience of them so i shouldn't be able help him really as i can't suggest anything that might be of use.

Why shouldn't it concern me? You seem to be suggesting that running a dual boot config may result in driver conflicts, and that does concern me.
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