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High GPU temperature

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January 15, 2013 11:04:27 AM

I have win7 ultimate 32 bit OS with nvidia 9400gt. Normal GPU temperature is around 50-60C and while gaming it goes upto 90C. But from one week as soon as I start the computer I see that Gpu temp is already 80-90C and while gaming it crosses the limit 105C. Does anyone know what is causing this rapid increase in temp?

I have been using this from 3 years.
I did a clean install of new nvidia drivers and also checked for viruses. Cant find a solution

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a b U Graphics card
January 15, 2013 11:07:49 AM

clean inside of your case from dust, clean out the video card heatsink as there might be dust stuck between the fins
January 15, 2013 11:10:52 AM

Shut down your PC, remove your GPU, clean its heatsink and/or fan with a moist swab. Be CAREFUL. Make sure it has dried cmpletely and dont leave it out in the sun.
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a b U Graphics card
January 15, 2013 11:54:29 AM

I use compressed air
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a b Î Nvidia
January 15, 2013 11:57:20 AM

that's clearly wrong, too high so first do what they suggested, most likely that will fix it.

also, do some cable management to improve airflow, add fans if you can.

9400gt should not be that hot, even a high end card should not be that hot
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a b Î Nvidia
January 15, 2013 12:15:17 PM

if the heatsink has a fan on it the fan might have failed. (some 9400gt were passive iirc)

anyways sounds like it is full of dust and has been for some time, it really shouldn't hit 90c if it wasn't...
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a b Î Nvidia
January 15, 2013 12:21:09 PM

Dude, I too have this problem. Got this problem recently.
My Idle temp is 70+ and Gaming Temp is 102.

I too don't know the Solution.
Now I can't game on my Old Rig.


January 15, 2013 2:14:14 PM

Maybe thermal paste on heatsink is failing?
January 15, 2013 2:21:02 PM

The problem still persists after cleaning
January 20, 2013 12:06:09 PM

mmaatt747 said:
Maybe thermal paste on heatsink is failing?

thermal paste is found under the heatsink. And mines has been working for seven yearssss.
January 20, 2013 12:07:39 PM

alvine said:
I use compressed air

Dont tell me that u use a vacuum cleaner :D 
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