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Hello, it all started when we played CoD 4 PCW (Competitive) and when spectating him it felt a little laggy. So I downed the graphics and it ran smoothly, but I was curious to see his temps on an OEM PC... I told him to install teamviewer, and when I installed MSI Afterburner to check temps and while idle they're at low 80's and jump to 99C in about 5 mins while in CoD 4, while not even maxing the GPU usage... Any ideas guys? I told him to dust his computer ETC, oh and this is with 100% Fan, its an OEM PC with nothing done to it, except dusting (The guy is a complete noobie in computers)

I do know him IRL so I could visit him and try to make it better but I don't have time this week... Any ideas on that?
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post #2 of 7
Bad thermal paste job. Those cards rarely run that hot, especially with active cooling.
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Get a case with better airflow if its really small or cramped, dust the GPU, and set up a custom fan profile in Afterburner for your friend... That "should" fix it unless the cooling heatsink itself is not installed correctly, and that's a much more complicated problem.
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I suggest dusting and checking for case airflow and new video driver. If that doesn't fix the heat, then repaste.
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OEM PC. Hmm

It probably only has one exhaust fan and no intake, so the negative pressure causes the case to become a dust trap.
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Originally Posted by corky dorkelson View Post
Bad thermal paste job. Those cards rarely run that hot, especially with active cooling.
Gonna have to agree with this.

Just make sure to tell him that dusting means taking the side off and getting a can of compressed air into the heatsinks.
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Yeah, will pay a visit to home sometime soon to check those things myself, but hes planning on buying a new rig soon anyways, more rig building for me!
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