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Is the card reference? If so, dust might be building up in the heatsinks exhaust area, preventing the heat from escaping and cooking the card.

Try opening the card up and see what you find
post #12 of 42
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Thermal paste on a gpu? What do you mean?

When you remove the GPU's heatsink, there's thermal paste just like a CPU.
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Yeah, while 90c is "okay" by many people's standard's and the card's itself, really you should be hitting 75-80c if possible.

Like people have said, carefully remove the shroud and Heatsink from the GPU (once removed from the PC of course). The heatsink, shroud and fan will most likely have aload of dust clogging it up, give it a good clean, use paper towels to remove the old Thermal Paste off the GPU (much like a CPU), and then replace it with some good stuff, and put it back together.

Make sure you have some Thermal Paste before you take it apart.
A can of air helps lot here, makes a mess though.
 
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post #14 of 42
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Is the card reference? If so, dust might be building up in the heatsinks exhaust area, preventing the heat from escaping and cooking the card.

Try opening the card up and see what you find
What do you mean by reference?

Quote:
Originally Posted by LethalRise750 View Post
When you remove the GPU's heatsink, there's thermal paste just like a CPU.
I see, so most people on here after a while remove the heatsink and reapply thermal paste?
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post #16 of 42
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Quote:
Originally Posted by EvoBeardy View Post
Yeah, while 90c is "okay" by many people's standard's and the card's itself, really you should be hitting 75-80c if possible.

Like people have said, carefully remove the shroud and Heatsink from the GPU (once removed from the PC of course). The heatsink, shroud and fan will most likely have aload of dust clogging it up, give it a good clean, use paper towels to remove the old Thermal Paste off the GPU (much like a CPU), and then replace it with some good stuff, and put it back together.

Make sure you have some Thermal Paste before you take it apart.
A can of air helps lot here, makes a mess though.
Are there any videos about taking off the heatsink and reapplying the thermal paste? As I'm not too sure about the method here or how much to put on. Do you see temp changes right away or no?
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post #17 of 42
you can use the link in this thread that shows you how to add fans. Since I suspect you are new the first thing I suggest is dont take anything apart and use a can of duster (outside or in the shower so you can contain the mess) and blow the hell out of it. Hell I use a gas powered blower to clean my stuff sometimes (lower power) works great. Try cleaning the heatsink and get any dust out of your card then check temps. If they are still high its time to replace the tim as stated earlier.
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post #18 of 42
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vitaminx View Post
Are there any videos about taking off the heatsink and reapplying the thermal paste? As I'm not too sure about the method here or how much to put on. Do you see temp changes right away or no?
Here is a guy on youtube who has five videos on how to clean and reapply thermal compound on a 8800 gt. Just go to his uploads.
http://www.youtube.com/user/Budskee4...29/NI2r4bajT_c
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you can use the link in this thread that shows you how to add fans. Since I suspect you are new the first thing I suggest is dont take anything apart and use a can of duster (outside or in the shower so you can contain the mess) and blow the hell out of it. Hell I use a gas powered blower to clean my stuff sometimes (lower power) works great. Try cleaning the heatsink and get any dust out of your card then check temps. If they are still high its time to replace the tim as stated earlier.
But to clean the heatsink won't I have to take the card apart to do that? When I rebuilt my computer last week, I did spray the hell out of the card to be honest. Same with Tuniq Tower.
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post #20 of 42
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But to clean the heatsink won't I have to take the card apart to do that? When I rebuilt my computer last week, I did spray the hell out of the card to be honest. Same with Tuniq Tower.
did you literally stick that little plastic aimer thingy into the heatsink itself? If so its time to take the card apart as per the videos above and apply some tim. Dont take it apart until you have some tim on hand tho. as5 would work if your on a budget but I suggest ic7 or shin etsu for top of the line stuff. mx3 works good too and isnt conductive. If you are new I suggest something non conductive with no curing time.
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