Hey I recently got a HD 6450 and I started smelling burning plastic while I was playing a game... I download a GPU temperature software and I played a game for about 1 hour and kept checking between rounds. The max I saw it get to was 88c. I've heard many people say to only be concerned when it's 95c+ but is it normal to smell a mild scent of burning plastic?
The GPU has passive cooling and isn't really for gaming, I wonder if this means they've used cheaper less heat resistant plastics?
Max GPU Temp 99C
Min PSU Requirement 400W
I must also say I have a 250 watt PSU but this new card actually uses less power then my old HD 2400 pro, I don't suppose this could cause a problem? The game i'm playing is pretty GPU intense as well and my newer computer with a GTS 450 and I5 2400 doesn't have brilliant FPS on this game "World of tanks".
It's actually idling at 56c after 20mins suspecting the heatsink was still dispersing the heat.
My case is also unventilated as well and the only things moving air is the CPU heatsink and PSU, could getting a case fan help this problem? "seems a little ironic since this is supposed to be a silent GPU XD". My CPU ranges between 30-60c If you're curious.
this gpu temp is realy to high but your cpu is good you mark you could had fan in the case that will help the cooling,you have to make air flow from front to back.the more power you ask from the card the more heat she give so for intense gaming always better to use a gpu with a fan cooler on it
The card has passive cooling "It doesn't have a fan" since it only uses around 22 watts and I checked for stickers before I put it in... although the bar code sticker is still on the back as I normally leave them on all my GPUs. I've never had any problems with the bar codes... although my highest GPU temps before this was around 60c and that was overclocked from 780-920mhz!