I have a dell 8000 studio xps with a nvidia gt-220 graphics card. I recently bought cyberlink power director 10 and ever since my graphics card has been overheating and my fan is maxed out. Gpu clock is at 84ºC and fan at 100%.. the computer has shut down a few times when producing hd videos. (a real pain)
details of system
Dell studio xps 8000
Intel I7- 860 2.80ghz
Windows 7 64bit.
Power supply- max output 350w
I don´t mind if I need to upgrade the power supply. My budget for the is 300-500 euro.
Another thing, I live in Spain and my computer always run a little hot during the summer. I would also appreciate any advice on how I can improve the cooling or ventilation of my computer. The fan is always flat out. I clean the fans inside regularly but it doesn´t make much difference.
Would greatly appreciate any help.
New to all this, but a quick study.
since all you are doing is video editing, you don't need a monster gaming video card so no need to upgrade the PSU. you just want an card with a good cooler. in fact installing 1-2 case fans may do the job for you by cooling your hardware since DELL rarely puts more then one fan in their case, if any, and often it's of poor quality.
i would install an after market fan (or two) first and see if that solves your problem.
if you do want to upgrade then check out some of the AMD offerings. they often run more efficient then Nvidia in entry card levels. Also, a card with a bigger cooler will often help keeps temps down then smaller cards with small fans.
some cards to check out
There is a slight chance you could get a driver issue. I would remove your Nvidia drivers, shut down and pull the card, and put in the new one. Then power back up and install the newest drivers off the web. (might help to download those first so you still have normal sized windows.) If after doing it this way you get crazy stuff happening, then try a driver sweeper program.