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Hello.

I plan to build a new pc later this year, but until then I'm stuck with this 5 year old one.

The first card I had in this one was a 7500 LE if I recall, but that died so I replaced it with a 8400 GS. Recently a friend of mine gave me his old GT 220, which is a low end card of course, but then again so were the previous ones, so there was still quite a big increase in performance.

Trouble is, the GT 220 keeps overheating. Right now it's sitting at 70°C and when I'm playing a game it quickly jumps to 90°, then gradually rises to 105°C before crashing.

I had no problems with the temperatures of the 8400 GS, so I think this must be a problem the GT 220 itself. I also tried applying new thermal paste and opening the PC case while running but neither helped.

Does anyone have any suggestions? Is this just a poorly made card, perhaps this particular one is faulty? I'd prefer not to spend any money to replace the fan. As I said, I'm building a new PC later this year and I don't really want to spend any more money on this one.
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Is the cooling passive (no fan) or active (with fan)?

Does the fan spin up? If it doesn't have a fan, is the cooling in the case sufficient?
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Originally Posted by tedman;13847419 
Is the cooling passive (no fan) or active (with fan)?

Does the fan spin up? If it doesn't have a fan, is the cooling in the case sufficient?

It uses a fan and it's spinning so it seems to be working fine. However, for a while it would start spinning then stop, over and over when in idle. It usually span normally when playing a game though, and it doesn't have this problem any more.

I tried using EVGA Precision to maximise the fan speed. Not really sure if it's actually compatible with my card as increasing the fan speed didn't seem to affect the temperatures in any way.

I also took the fan off and cleaned the dust, but this didn't seem to make any difference, and as I said I took the side of the PC case off and it didn't help so I don't think it has anything to do with inadequate airflow.
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Try MSI Afterburner, turn off Auto in the fan section, set the fan as high as it can go, listen if you can actually hear a difference. It's very common for software like this to display a fan running at a certain speed when in fact the fan isn't running at that speed because it's malfunctioning. Try unscrewing the fan itself then reseating it, also make sure the fan's 3 or 4 pin connection is properly connected.

If for any reason you have to remove the heat sink you must reapply thermal paste.

The thermal paste between the gpu and heat sink could be so dried up it's turned into cement as well.
 
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