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GeForce 9400 GT just hit 108 degrees celcius according to EVGA....?!?!

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August 16, 2010 12:56:55 AM

So I've had my GeForce for about 8 months now, overclocked it 7 months ago and the settings have been fine until about 30 minutes ago. I was playing a game then suddenly everything went to 2 fps, so I restarted my computer. I began playing again, and it went to 2 fps again in about 15 minutes. I exited and checked EVGA Precision and it said that the GPU was at 108-109 Celcius, steady. It wasn't even dropping after I exited the game...Although somehow I don't think the card got fried. I have the computer off for now.

The computer is a Dell Studio 540 and I have the latest update on the 9400.

What in the world should I do first?
August 16, 2010 1:07:19 AM

Disable all the overclock settings, open the case to really make sure that everything is fine, and clear out dust if there is any inside.
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August 16, 2010 2:23:30 AM

Is there anyway I can re-enable my old graphics card that came with the computer? A G45/43, because if I'm going to buy a new graphics card I want to make sure that my card is in fact the problem. Or is there any way to safely disable my 9400 GT? which is unlikely.
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August 16, 2010 6:03:50 PM

When you boot press F2 and go into your BIOS setup page, then go over to a video section and select integrated as your default graphics chip.
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August 16, 2010 11:25:57 PM

Gaming the way it is meant to be Grilled with not other than an Grillforce 9400gt (cough crap). So I suggest that you clean the card and apply new thermal compound. Once done check for mods/hacks for Star Craft 2 if you are playing it since it is known to back cards.
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a b Î Nvidia
August 17, 2010 4:59:22 AM

Or get a new cheap card like GT240 or HD5670, that's still better than 9400GT...
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