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Nvidia GTX 550 Ti (MSI)

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January 26, 2013 2:09:34 AM

Hey, so here is my situation, i just bought This card from Newegg.com on the 3rd: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And it's constantly overheating, i applied custom fan profiles for it, the fan spurs up to 100% at 55 degrees celsius to avoid overheating, doesn't work that well, i even took off the heatsink, scraped off the old "thermal paste" - sad excuse for thermal paste if you ask me... went to my dads, borrowed some Arctic Silver, put that on, it dropped the temps a bit further but it still overheats, only when playing *ANY* 3D Game though, like Farcry, GTA IV, Etc, and i don't have it overclocked, i actually have it about 100 mhz underclocked, here's my speccy profile, any help is appreciated:

Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
CPU
AMD FX-6100 Zambezi 32nm Technology
RAM
4.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 819MHz (9-11-11-29)
Motherboard
ASRock 960GM/U3S3 FX (CPUSocket)
Graphics
Generic Non-PnP Monitor (1920x1080@60Hz)
1023MB GeForce GTX 550 Ti (MSI)

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January 26, 2013 2:21:16 AM

How's your case temperature and airflow? These coolers blow air into your case.

Also define overheating...Does the card start artifacting? Your PC shut down? What's the operating temperature during gaming?
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January 26, 2013 2:27:04 AM

my PC shuts down once the card reaches 62c while i'm playing Farcry 3, i have 7 fans inside of the case, it's a minimal airflow case but it is getting good airflow, CPU is at 25C, M/B is at 33c
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January 26, 2013 3:05:56 AM

What's your power supply? 62C is not a high temperature for GPUs. PCs can also shut down due to inadequate power during load.
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January 26, 2013 3:27:02 AM

sounds like a cheap power supply got you. sounds like the 12v line is cheap/garbage on that power supply. i would try another power supply a good 500/550w one.
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January 26, 2013 3:35:55 AM

i would if i had the money... =\
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January 26, 2013 3:38:36 AM

see if a friend has a new power supply. also contact the case vendor they may be able to send you a larger power supply if you speak to a level 2 customer service rep.
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January 26, 2013 3:44:32 AM

Thanks, hopefully this is the issue.
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January 26, 2013 3:44:40 AM

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