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July 12, 2010 9:27:27 AM

Hey everyone I'm new here, so I was hoping you could help me with my grahics card! Yesterday I was playing Half Life 2, and I noticed my computer has become very noisy, so I downloaded Speccy, and saw that my graphic cards temperature was 95 degrees while playing, and 70 degrees idle. I thought it was dust, so I checked, but there is no dust. I also noted that my cpu is hot aswell, but not as hot, its nearly 60 degrees idle and 76 while playing.

PC specs:

Windows Vista 32 bit
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 2.50Ghz
Nvidia Geforce 9600 GT
Realtek HD Audio.

I hope anyone can help me, and if you need more info just say so.

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a b Î Nvidia
a c 169 U Graphics card
July 12, 2010 10:02:11 AM

Hello and welcome to the forums
What is your room temperature ? and what's your computer's case ?
July 12, 2010 10:30:45 AM

My room temperate is 21 degrees, I'm not sure about my computer's case
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a b Î Nvidia
a c 169 U Graphics card
July 12, 2010 10:34:03 AM

Well we have to know your PC's case in order to check whether the air flow is enough for not.
Have you checked your temps before ? if so,then were they still high ?
July 12, 2010 3:37:48 PM

Check your case for dust, if there is dust, use canned air outside and use bursts of air to clean the dust out
July 12, 2010 3:38:59 PM

In addition to the type of case, are you using software to monitor fan speed? I use only Nvidia cards and always have to use second party software to regulate fan speed. Usually if you don't the fan won't get past about 30% even when it should be running at 100%.
July 12, 2010 4:09:47 PM

Nope, I have tried using Rivatuner before, but it only helped with about 8 degrees.

About my PC case, sorry for being such a noob, but how can I see what case it is, and how can I see temperatures?
a b Î Nvidia
a c 169 U Graphics card
July 12, 2010 4:26:28 PM

Don't you have its package ? or is it possible for you to post a picture of it ?
July 12, 2010 4:37:37 PM

I'm sorry to say that I dont have the package, but it does say SCALOE P if thats any help.
a b Î Nvidia
a c 125 U Graphics card
July 12, 2010 5:44:35 PM

The case has the option of adding 2 internal fans. IMO, go buy a couple that will fit. Put one on the front grill as intake, and put exhaust on the back grill. Fans cost about $15 and adding 2 will greatly help with temps.
July 12, 2010 6:59:09 PM

wolfram23 said:
The case has the option of adding 2 internal fans. IMO, go buy a couple that will fit. Put one on the front grill as intake, and put exhaust on the back grill. Fans cost about $15 and adding 2 will greatly help with temps.

Okay thanks, I'll do that if nothing else helps
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