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GPU overheat, thermal compound problem?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
August 13, 2011 5:22:42 PM

hi all,

recently, my PC just shut down when i'm playing games, so as usual i suspected the fan got clogged with dust,
thus i cleaned my gfx card n make sure no dust etc.

but then after i play games, i noticed the temp rise up to 110++ Celsius quickly
the weird thing is that the fan is spinning strongly (not wobbly), so the fan is still okay i guess
then i touched the heatsink, its not hot at all
but the card is quite hot

so i suspected that the thermal compound not transferring the heat to the heatsink properly
is that right? what else could cause this problem?

as for now im already ordering this thermal compound, is it good enough?,Ma...php?prod=315326

oh n FYI, my card is ATI HD 4850 and i've been using it for 4 years now (with frequent gaming)
is it the right time to change the thermal compound?

any help/tips are appreciated
cheers :) 

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August 14, 2011 3:20:36 AM

ur Massage looks like that ur Sink is loosed by any reason .. thrml cmpnd will b required bt check the clips or screws of sink b4. if the sink is proparly fixed even with less cmpnd it doesnt give such temp. check ,, BTW i had bought 4870 in the back days and its normal temp was 60 to 70 so i sent it back just as i bought it :)  these card have alot heat :) 
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August 14, 2011 7:05:16 AM

thanks for ur replies :) 

i will try to apply new thermal compound first, n see if it could fix the problem
August 14, 2011 9:06:19 AM

Try taking side of the case might lower temps slightly.
August 16, 2011 5:46:13 PM

yeah the thermal compound was so hard like wax ady

replaced with fresh one
and my gfx kad never reached 80 celcius :D 

thank u all for ur replies
god bless

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mod close pls, solved.
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August 16, 2011 6:32:51 PM

This topic has been closed by Mousemonkey
August 26, 2011 2:35:29 AM

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