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9800 GT running hot, or is it? What can I do?

post #1 of 5
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I have a Dell Studio & I'll list my specs at the end. Let me be clear from the get-go, I'm a total newb at this stuff.

Browsing the web etc. (load 2-22%), my temps are:

Core #0: 59c
Core #1 57c
#2 48c
#3 48c

Then when playing what I consider to be non-graphics intensive games like NBA 2K11 or CoD5 (load up to 90%), I'm at:


Core #0: 90c.
Core #1: 86c
#3: 78c
#4 73c

At 88 or so I can hear the fan kick up to high. Sometimes the temp will come immediately back down to 78'ish on core #1, other times it might just hang around 89 for awhile.

I do have EVGA precision installed, but have yet to really mess with it much. It is currently set at:

core: 600
Shader: 1500
Memory: 900
iFan: 50

Yesterday I installed CoD5 again, and after finding servers that accepted me (kept giving me 'heartbeats stopped' errors) and the few I could stay on longer than 2 minutes, it ran great for about 2 hours before it froze.

Is it common for graphics cards to kick up on high for most of your gaming session?

Plz let me know if you have any questions and I'll do the best I can in answering them.

Thanks so much.

Chad


OS NameMicrosoft Windows 7 Ultimate
Version6.1.7601 Service Pack 1, v.721 Build 7601
Other OS Description Not Available
OS ManufacturerMicrosoft Corporation
System NameCHAD-PC
System ManufacturerDell Inc.
System ModelStudio 540
System Typex64-based PC
ProcessorIntel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz, 2403 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/DateDell Inc. 1.0.9, 12/25/2008
SMBIOS Version2.5
Windows DirectoryC:\\Windows
System DirectoryC:\\Windows\\system32
Boot Device\\Device\\HarddiskVolume1
LocaleUnited States
Hardware Abstraction LayerVersion = "6.1.7601.17105"
User NameChad-PC\\Chad
Time ZoneCentral Daylight Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM)8.00 GB
Total Physical Memory8.00 GB
Available Physical Memory5.64 GB
Total Virtual Memory16.0 GB
Available Virtual Memory13.2 GB
Page File Space8.00 GB
Page FileC:\\pagefile.sys
Edited by huskersfan1 - 8/19/11 at 6:17am
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post #2 of 5
Yes it is, The card will ramp up if it gets too hot. If you want to do something about it I suggest opening up the case taking the card out and removing all the dust you see since this can restrict airflow and cause more heat. I remember a few years back my 8800gt had a wall of dust against the heatsink and hardly any air was passing through.

As for the CPU I'd recommend taking the cooler off, applying some AS5 (or whatever top end thermal paste you want) and reseating the cooler.

EDIT: It was the CPU temp's you were measuring, Hence having 4 cores, But its more than likely its your GPU fan you can hear speeding up.
Edited by Rian - 8/19/11 at 6:22am
   
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post #3 of 5
Those are cpu tempartures.
those temp`s are extremely high.
it might be a faulty sensor.
download real temp and hw monitor and use a cpu stressing program of your liking, and upload the result after an hour.
    
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post #4 of 5
Those temperature values you are getting are for your CPU, the Q6600, not your 9800 GT. The fan you are hearing is probably the PWM fan on your CPU (PWM is Pulse Width Modulation, basically the fan connector with 4 pins instead of the normal 3) What software are you using to monitor your temperatures? If you use CPUID'S Hardware Monitor it should pickup your 9800 GT's temperature sensor and give us a accurate understanding of what is overheating in your dell.

EDIT: I just noticed in your post that your EVGA precision has your 9800 GT's fan speed at %50, once you get a good temperature monitoring tool installed don't forget to increase that or make a fan profile that increases fan speed as temperatures increase.
Edited by Rixon - 8/19/11 at 6:23am
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post #5 of 5
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Oh yeah, (sometimes I think I'm losing it) I failed to mention that b/c of these temps, I sent my card in to ASUS, telling them it was running hot, and gave them a similar rundown I gave you guys. I got it back yesterday, and it ran the exact same as it did prior to sending it off, so I don't think they did a dang thing to it.



Hope I ran that dang thing right...used 'Prime 95', and I was over an hour so I stopped it, thinking maybe there were presets I failed to adjust appropriately.

I have been using 'Core Temp' for awhile now, but I'll look for one that you guys suggested. Do these results tell you anything?


[Aug 19 09:07] Worker starting
[Aug 19 09:07] Setting affinity to run worker on logical CPU #3
[Aug 19 09:07] Beginning a continuous self-test to check your computer.
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Edited by huskersfan1 - 8/19/11 at 10:20am
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