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So I was playing TF2 with a modest OC on my video card. From 400 to 448 on the core and from 1000 to 1120 on the memory (I'm ganna lower that i think). Anyways, I had it logging the temps while i played and when I was done I noticed my card was running in the upper 80's the entire time, and for awhile it was in the 90's. The highest temp it hit was 97 degrees... and thats in Celsius.

I have a 92mm exhaust fan, and my video card fan is running at 100% when I'm in 3D mode. Think I need to clean out the fan on my video card or what?
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400 clock?

What video card has a 400 clock? All the cards in the last 3-4 years have had at least 500 MHz on the core.
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Blow the dust out of the graphics card fan for one. Might need better case ventilation, wire management can help. If your missing a front case fan or rear case fan, install one. Think about a new side case fan blowing to the graphics card.
Lower the graphics card oc for cooler temps., or upgrade to a better video card (a used one for cheap).
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So I was playing TF2 with a modest OC on my video card. From 400 to 448 on the core and from 1000 to 1120 on the memory (I'm ganna lower that i think). Anyways, I had it logging the temps while i played and when I was done I noticed my card was running in the upper 80's the entire time, and for awhile it was in the 90's. The highest temp it hit was 97 degrees... and thats in Celsius.

I have a 92mm exhaust fan, and my video card fan is running at 100% when I'm in 3D mode. Think I need to clean out the fan on my video card or what?
Crank the fan speed up!!!
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Take the heatsink off and reapply thermal paste. It should not be running above 70~c.
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Dude don't let it run that hot unless you want a melted card

Get an aftermarket cooler or lower your clocks a bit
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WOW my eVGA 7800 GT never hits over 60C
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Fan at 100% speed, better verify it's actually moving.
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post #9 of 10
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Crank the fan speed up!!!
Oh its cranked as much as it can be lol.... maybe ill invest in a better exhaust fan... ventilation can't be that bad though cause my CPU never goes above 55 degrees and its overclocked from 2.2 ghz to 2.5 ghz on stock heatsink/fan.

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Fan at 100% speed, better verify it's actually moving.
oh I know it's moving because I can hear that bad boy fire up right when I open the game.

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400 clock?

What video card has a 400 clock? All the cards in the last 3-4 years have had at least 500 MHz on the core.
mmm, 7800 GT only has 400 clock speed. (7800 GT's older than 4 years? dunno)

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Blow the dust out of the graphics card fan for one. Might need better case ventilation, wire management can help. If your missing a front case fan or rear case fan, install one. Think about a new side case fan blowing to the graphics card.
Lower the graphics card oc for cooler temps., or upgrade to a better video card (a used one for cheap).
Yea, I think I'll get one of those compressed air cans (even though they're kinda expensive) and blow it out.... hopefully it helps. Never used to run this damn hot.

I do have an 80 mm intake fan, but I don't really know how much it's doing. My case kinda sucks ass for ventilation I think.
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WOW my eVGA 7800 GT never hits over 60C
why don't we just switch cards
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