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Overheating Graphics Card

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August 26, 2010 10:49:19 PM

I've been trying to figure out why my PC is having these super slow moment when I'm playing High Graphic Games (Starcraft 2).
It plays for bout 8 minutes perfectly fine, but then all the sudden it goes super slow. I downloaded a program to see how hot my system is and apparently it's at 66 C and up to 96 C when I'm gaming. Does anyone know what might be causing this? Or is this normal? If so, does anyone know what might be the problem?


NIVIDIA Geforce 9100
August 26, 2010 11:00:23 PM

Obviously you're on a laptop, so make sure it has the appropriate ventilation, i.e. at least 30-60cm behind and each side. Laptops, because the components are so close together produce lots of heat. And as the fans have to be generally side mounted, they don't push out too much air. The ambient temp around your laptop will play a big part too. My laptop with a measly 5470 will send the fans stupid if i'm sitting in bed and the rear is blocked by my fluffy blanket haha

Your graphic card will throttle back to prevent overheating...making your game run slower.
August 26, 2010 11:27:19 PM

No I'm actually using a PC. HP Pavilion.

EDIT: Just out of curiousity, how do you know when to add new thermal paste?
a c 189 U Graphics card
August 27, 2010 6:19:28 AM

NIVIDIA Geforce 9100? It's pretty old...
Can you tell us the rest of your specs?
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