In December I sent it to the manufacturer I bought because it started over heating, they told me nothing is wrong but they replaced it anyhow.
I am having same problem all over again.
On booting temp is around 80 degrees with 3000 rpm.
If I run a game or a video or even firefox the temperature goes upto 94 degrees and RPM full 6480, with sound of the fan deafening my ears. I cannot focus on my work with that noise. I have to keep a standing fan infront of it, with the CPU case open to do any work. Not to mention the heat it emits right on my face, through the fan below the hard disks from front of CPU.
If I do not start my air conditioner the temperature keeps going up till reaches 115 degrees and shuts down the GPU.
Running a workstation and AC togther is draining a lot of monthly electricity bills as well.
How exactly should I SOLVE THIS PROBLEM?
I am in India and I could not find even anyone selling this card in my city, I had to import it from New Delhi.
So I do not have the tools or stuff to make any changes to the heat sink and all. Basically I cannot repair it myself.
is it just because of heat or it can happen also because of shortage of power?
I shifted to a new house for time being and whole workstation running from one switch board now.
I am showing you the diagram of how the power is running, this over heating problem was not there in my old house.
I am a 3D and game designer, the reason I bought quadro and I am not able to run any games on it even for testing.
Config is this
Pentium 4 i7 quad core
12 GB RAM
GIGABYTE MOTHER BOARD with a hybrid silent pipe.
cooler master silent pro 700W
The problem is they are in New Delhi, so I have to ship them the graphic card which means I cannot work for a week or more and knowing that they will say that nothing is wrong with the graphic card all over again. I am sure they had send me the same card after applying new paste and said they have send a new card.
What I have searched online shows this over heating problem is there for most of the quadro 4000 in the market.
so how do I reapply the paste, it is very expensive graphic card and I do not wish to take any chances.
About another graphics card: you can use it as long as your power supply unit is strong enough for two cards and if you have another slot on your motherboard. Note: when you game, it will only use one card, the one the monitor is connected to, but if you render, it should use both.
Ok I clean installed new version of the Nvidia Driver and ran Thor The movie for over 1 and half hours and for some reason the temperature in after burner did not raise over 86 degrees, currently it is at 74 degrees, this is very weird.
If it was just heat it should have risen when I watch a movie for so long.
Well I managed to fix the over heating problem by just cleaning the vents and fan. If anyone stumbles over this thread for their quadro card they should check out the thread link I gave above, I also have screenshots of the card there.