Originally Posted by interbol
how do i check the temp of my videocard? i never really oc'd it before never tried. this happens anytime regard what the activity is, when my computer is idle without any apps running and showing the desktop it occurs also. i previously had the 84.21 drivers but i updated to see if that'd fix it but it didnt. ive owned this card for 3 months and this started happening 4 days ago.
Right click on your desktop--> nVidia Display--> Monitor Model--> Temperature settings, This is for the Old Control Panel.
For the new control panel.. Right click on your desktop--> nVidia Control Panel--> 3D settings--> Monitor temperature levels.
Have you cleaned out the Fan and Heatsink on the card, if not you need to unscrew the cover and check the fins of the heatsink. Dust will buid up and not allow proper airflow. If you have not done this since you purchased the card then there is a good chance your card is overheating.
Hopefully thats all it is, if cleaning out the dust does not help then other problems exist.
As reberto mentioned , what are the specs and model of your PSU? How old is it?