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Hey guys,

I'm a new to overclocking, so bear with me.

I just got a new computer and it came with the Nvidia 8400GS 256MB.

I know this isn't the greatest card, but I'm not that much of a gamer. I did however want to see if it was even possible to overclock it.

I downloaded rivatuner and pulled up the stats. My temp is at a constant 99C.

This is after leaving it on all day, but I haven't pushed it at all. This is, of course, with stock cooling.

So, why is it running so hot and how can I get it cooler?

Thanks,
Ryan
post #2 of 5
Did you pull off the side panel and see if the heat sensor/driver was even close to accurate? Just getting your (grounded) hand close to the card should tell you if it's hot enough to boil water. Check that first. You might also try CPU Hardware monitor and check the temp there.

Are your other (CPU, MB) temps high as well? It could be an airflow issue, but 99C is too high for load, much less idle, in my opinion.
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It's an averatec all-in-one
http://www.shopaveratec.com/product....&culture=en-US

So, no, I haven't opened it up yet... The setup inside is prob more like a notebook than a desktop, which may be the problem... The fan is blowing, but it doesn't seem to hot.

What program would you recommend to check all temps?
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Just downloaded speedfan, and the temps are:

Fan : 1389 RPM

GPU: 99C
HD: 43C
Core 1: 58C
Core 2: 58C

Not sure which of the other Temps are my memory cards...

This is kinda worrying me... don't really want a new computer to burn up....
Edited by photoshopdesigngeek - 12/26/08 at 6:44pm
post #5 of 5
assuming the heatsinks are seated properly...

you could run a fan profile that would increase fan speed as temps increase. I did this to decrease average temps in my card and it works like a champ.

If your heatsink is cool to the touch you should re-seat it.
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