Just recently noticed this since the card gets so loud that my roommates downstairs can hear the comp running, while im playing Skyrim, but also games like LoL and dota2. On speedfan its at around 101 degrees C while gaming and around 60 C just browsing websites. is this normal, being so loud and such a high temp???
Paste shouldn't dry out in a year and a half. And if you are that new I wouldn't suggest trying to do it.
Case fans clean and running as well? Are you sure you got the dust out of the heatsink as well or only the fan? Might want to use a program to make sure the fan is still spinning fast enough. Not sure what model 5770 you have, so I'm not sure what the fan speed should be.
Try to touch your vga fan blade check if it's moving in different angles maybe when it's on it's touching something and lowers the rpm.
Try keeping the case open see what hapens if you dont have any case fans should be much better
Ambient temp is the temp in the room. CPUs normally run hotter in the summer because unless you are using AC its hotter n the room. I'm not sure what the "local" temp is, but I doubt its 52c in your room. It does sound like your entire computer is running hot however.
You don't have it shoved into that little cubby in the desk do you?
Hey, I'm actually using the same pc, and I have to say since skyrim, have had pretty much the same problem. It got so bad, I actually found this page looking for something pertaining to a graphics card upgrade for it - problem is I have literally no idea what kind will work with mine. Anything would be helpful, thx.