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Gpu heat over 60C idle?

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July 4, 2010 3:51:33 AM

I've been looking around and can't find any solution, thanks for your help.

I've been having this problem for quite a while now.
I have an 8800 GT OC'd by BFG.
This problem has been going on for quite a while now, not sure when it started, but i know it just suddenly started happening.
So, with my old case (when it started happening) this GPU was running at 74C idle, soo I stuck with playing the old half-life, non steam (witch actually lowered my gpu temp to 70C O.o)
I finally got a huge order and almost completely overhauled my computer, with the exception of the GPU, and APU (sound card).
This has lowered my gpu to 62C I opened my case and felt the card and yes, it was HOT, even with all 5 of my fans running. Any suggestions?
Planning on giving up, and buying a new gpu, but I want to see what you think of it first. (Mabye taking the metal cover, heatsink, and fan, and doing a huge cleaning session? Tut plzz)

Thanks all.

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July 4, 2010 12:27:38 PM

Still using a stock cooler for CPU? If yes, then buy an aftermarket cooler, it will much better than a stock one...

But before that, make sure all the components are free from dust and re-apply the thermal paste for cpu and gpu, if that's make no changes then buy a new cpu cooler...

What is your room temp?
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July 4, 2010 1:51:58 PM

Because the 8800GT is an older card now, it probably needs a good clean and some new paste. Once a year(ish) I take my GPU's apart, give them a proper clean out and then reset the heatsink with some new paste.. the difference (on one of my old cards) was 14C after doing this!

A thin layer of dust on a heatsink can drop it's performance by 10%, and a thick layer of dust (like completely clogged) can drop the heatsinks performance by 75% (going from pre-cleaning / post-cleaning on my own CPU and GPUs).
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July 5, 2010 9:03:56 PM

alright I'll clean it, (I'm also waiting for tiger direct to ship my new cooler), and i'll get back to you.
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July 7, 2010 1:53:03 AM

Alright, cleaned the gpu out, same problem. I used a new paste and everything, I'm about to give up and break into my savings for a new card... well, uum, it seems that
it lowered my temp by 1 degree... :p 
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July 7, 2010 4:25:36 PM

I think it's the RAM surrounding the GPU, new thread on it, check it out and plzzz halp meh
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August 3, 2010 10:05:11 PM

new cpu cooler does nothing gpuheat wise
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