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Black outs in gaming, some help would be very much appreciated!

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September 20, 2012 5:04:17 AM

Hello,
After my old Geforce 9500 GT died out on me, I bought a new ASUS GT 440, the fanless one. Everything works beautifully on idle, however, once I begin playing WoW or GW2, I get a black out screen, as though the monitor has lost connection. Audio either keeps going or spazzes out. I've triple and qudrple checked drivers and am positive that is not the issue, and found that people were having the same problem as I am, concluding the problem lay with an under-powered psu. However, I have a 650w psu, which would seem to suffice. Can anyone help?

Here's my specs if you need them:
PSU - Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W
CPU - Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale 3.16GHz
GPU - ASUS ENGT440 DC GeForce GT 440
RAM - OCZ Reaper HPC 2GB (2x1GB) DDR3
MoBo - GIGABYTE GA-EP45T-UD3P LGA 775

Thank you!!
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September 20, 2012 5:47:38 AM

What are the temps you are hitting in game?
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September 20, 2012 12:24:38 PM

Running gpu-z my temps were hitting 100C in-game, gpu load almost 100% at its peak. Works great at idle tho. It'll drop from 100C to about 50C in around 30 sec to a minute
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September 20, 2012 12:40:47 PM

Pele384 said:
Running gpu-z my temps were hitting 100C in-game, gpu load almost 100% at its peak. Works great at idle tho. It'll drop from 100C to about 50C in around 30 sec to a minute


100C? I think we found your problem.
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September 20, 2012 12:58:00 PM

Lol I figured as much, but any thoughts on what could cause it to get so high? Air-flow is solid, it's a powerful enough graphics card for the games I'm running... It's not because it's fanless is it?
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September 20, 2012 1:18:15 PM

Um yeah. It isnt getting the air flow it needs from your case. So buy an 80mm fan and attach it to your fanless cooler somehow and it should be fine. Fanless vid cards are the suck.
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September 20, 2012 1:44:42 PM

rethink your air flow in your case, can cables be better managed? fans repositioned? undo those spare tabs on the i/o panel? how about going cover-less on the case? But ya a dedicated fan would be ideal.

Can you exchange the card? =)
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September 20, 2012 5:18:49 PM

Airflow right now is almost as good as it can get, I have a Raidmax Smilodon with only one fan out. I'll probably just replace that fan and get a dedicated one too, if there's room. Thanks for the tips guys, you were a lot of help
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