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My gts250 which I recently obtained is getting very hot during gaming. I just played around in Crysis and temps jumped up to 85 degrees Celsius. It is a new card and I don't know why I'm getting such high temps. Also according to hwmonitor, the fans are at 100%
Any help is appreciated.
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The G92 is a very hot GPU by nature. You can do a thermal swap on the chip itself, and that will lower temperatures severely.
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85C is perfectly acceptable, GPU temps can get alot hotter than CPU temps. The threshold for nvidia cards is ~100C before they start under clocking themselves...

And btw your going to get terrible frames in Crysis w/ a GTS250... it is not really a gaming card...
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Can you hear the fans rev up? If it's at 100%, then they should be pretty audible. I'd use a third-party software like Afterburner to check/set the fan speed as HWMonitor can be buggy sometimes.
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was it new? is the heatsink clean? what is your case ambient temp?
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Originally Posted by Kiggold View Post
85C is perfectly acceptable, GPU temps can get alot hotter than CPU temps. The threshold for nvidia cards is ~100C before they start under clocking themselves...

And btw your going to get terrible frames in Crysis w/ a GTS250... it is not really a gaming card...
The GTS250 is a rebrand of the 9800GTX+ to consume less power and put out less heat. It is a gaming card and you can get fairly respectable framerates in most games with it at 1680x1050.

For example, at enthusiast setting it pulls ~25fps in Crysis at 1680x1050, and pulls its own in other games too. It's definitely a gaming card.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/2731
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post #7 of 18
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The G92 is a very hot GPU by nature. You can do a thermal swap on the chip itself, and that will lower temperatures severely.
Hmm, I might try that later.

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And btw your going to get terrible frames in Crysis w/ a GTS250... it is not really a gaming card...
The frames aren't that bad and I was just fooling around anyways.

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Can you hear the fans rev up? If it's at 100%, then they should be pretty audible. I'd use a third-party software like Afterburner to check/set the fan speed as HWMonitor can be buggy sometimes.
Yeah the thing is that I don't really hear the fan revving up. I had an 9800gt which recently died and I could tell when the fans revved up. The 9800gt also ran cooler, it usually was 70 degrees Celsius max. I'll try afterburner right now.
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post #8 of 18
Is your case getting good airflow through it? The GPU fan needs to be moving cool air to have the desired effect.
post #9 of 18
To the OP: download MSI Afterburner and set your fan yourself to a point where you're happy with the amount of noise it makes, or set a custom fan profile so the fan gets faster as your GPU gets hotter.

http://event.msi.com/vga/afterburner/
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post #10 of 18
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I just tried out afterburner and I can't seem to control the fan speed. It seems to be locked at auto, the slider for fan speed won't move.

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Is your case getting good airflow through it? The GPU fan needs to be moving cool air to have the desired effect.
Yeah I think so, I also added a slot cooler. I'm using the same case my 9800gt was in and the 9800gt's temps were much lower.
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