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Okay this has happened once before on my old build which I upgraded a few weeks ago but I ignored it but now it has happened again.

I am doing nothing strenous on my gpu literally just browsing webpages without video and then suddenly i notice my windows aero theme dissapear to that ugly transparent one and I see my gpu temps climbing to 60 (which is what it gets to but only during heavy gaming). I then then increase the fan speed to 80% too cool it down and the temps go down and the aero bar goes back to normal.

However what caused this in the first place? I was just websurfing.

btw the videocard and HDD was the only things I salvaged from the old build.
Edited by sausageson - 5/14/11 at 10:16pm
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Try replacing the TIM and cleaning the dust out of it
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Flash in webpage is making gpu clocks ramp up,so technically your card is under load albeit probs not going into full 3d clocks.

Get some gpu monitoring software and watch your gpu load info as your web browsing.
Edited by superj1977 - 5/14/11 at 10:42pm
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Originally Posted by superj1977;13509131 
Flash in webpage is making gpu clocks ramp up,so technically your card is under load albeit probs not going into full 3d clocks.

Get some gpu monitoring software and watch your gpu load info as your web browsing.

This is a very good idea, I wouldn't have thought of that. Now that it has been pointed out though I know what you can try to disable that if you'd like (although do get a gpu monitor application such as MSI AfterBurner) for the flash aspect just right click on any flash instance and uncheck hardware acceleration and then if you are using firefox go to tools->options->advanced->general and then uncheck "use hardware acceleration when available". What these two changes will do is make your CPU do all the processing that some of was previously being offloaded to your GPU.
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Single monitor?
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Single monitor?

yes
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This is the Windows Experience Index test in Windows 7 that automatically runs on your system every so often. Any time I change video drivers, or change any main component, it will automatically run itself at random and then re-evaluates where I stand on the WEI. If you check your score, you should see that the time and date correlate with the time that you experienced the symptoms above. wink.gif
     
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