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Help quickly before my computer explodes (9800 GT overheating)

post #1 of 11
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So I was cleaning my room earlier, and I turned off my power bar by the button, without shutting down my computer normally. Anyway I turned it back on and everything seemed to work fine. I played a game, and my monitor just got disconnected from my graphics card for some reason (I now realize my graphics card probably crashed or something), then my computer shut down. It did this again, and then a third time. Now I see my 9800 GT is at 102C while idling! Is a fan broken or something? How could I check? Could this be because I turned it off from the power bar? My computer is noticeably quieter after I did that, I think maybe I broke a fan somehow or it's not working. There were no problems before that. Help before I crash again!
post #2 of 11
It's not going to blow up. It usually shuts itself off once it gets close to max temp. Download EVGA Precision and crank up the fan speed. Check the card to ensure the fan is not broken and is spinning. Once you crank the fan speed up with EVGA precision you will hear it get louder. Give it a try and let us know.
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post #3 of 11
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Downloaded it and it says fan speed 100%. GPU Usage around 0%. Something's definitely wrong.
post #4 of 11
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According to SpeedFan everything on my computer is on fire. How do I increase the fan speed of my other fans?
post #5 of 11
Do you know if those temps are accurate?
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Well since my graphics card crashed while playing a game, I think they are.
post #7 of 11
well look at the heat sink and CLEAN IT OUT if you havent yet. And visually check the fan is working 1st then check how fast its going because that heat does bleed to other components and will lead it to die for something other then gpu die related like a mosfet.
 
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post #8 of 11
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I really don't know what to do. It's at 120C now.
post #9 of 11
Clean out your fan with rubbing alcohol and a Q-tip. sheesh. If you have onboard graphics use them till your get your card cleaned and repasted.
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post #10 of 11
remove the 9800GT and clean it.

Instead of relying on software. Touch the heatsink to see how hot it is.

If you cant keep your finger on it for more than 5 seconds, then its very hot and surely over 60c
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