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I was benching my 9800 with FurMark, and the instant FurMark starts my temps are already at 76c. Then it rises pretty quickly to about 90c, the fans kick on 100%, and it hovers around there. Then it goes even higher to about 102c and I just shut it off, I know temps like that aren't safe. I replaced the thermal paste and refitted the pads, and nothing. I even added a fan to the back of the video card, and it's only hotter! What is going on here?
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I was benching my 9800 with FurMark, and the instant FurMark starts my temps are already at 76c. Then it rises pretty quickly to about 90c, the fans kick on 100%, and it hovers around there. Then it goes even higher to about 102c and I just shut it off, I know temps like that aren't safe. I replaced the thermal paste and refitted the pads, and nothing. I even added a fan to the back of the video card, and it's only hotter! What is going on here?
Bad cable management?

Side case fan blowing on the GFX card?

Create a custom fan profile for your card?
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what is your idle temp? 90C isn't unheard of but over 100C is ridiculous... those tend to fail ~120C so you are approaching failure.

what cooler do you have, and how is your case air flow?

you have removed the shroud and cleaned the heat sink fins?

with that card i would have most of my case fans blowing IN with the PSU and the GPU being exhaust points. leaving any rear ones blowing out to prevent cycling the air right back into the case.

installing the case sides should improve a good airflow design, not hurt it.
Edited by LiNERROR - 1/21/11 at 9:13am
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I suggest getting a case with an open air enviorment, such as, the danger den torture rack so that the air from your system can flow perfectly.
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Well a long time ago, probably a year or so, they ran just fine, hitting 80c load. Recently they have gotten really messed up, one of them is broken, and the other is looking like it's hanging on by a thread. Honestly there's no words to describe how much this pisses me off, because 1) I have no money and 2) I want to play games. 3) I know it's time for a new computer, it's been 3 years.
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Well a long time ago, probably a year or so, they ran just fine, hitting 80c load. Recently they have gotten really messed up, one of them is broken, and the other is looking like it's hanging on by a thread. Honestly there's no words to describe how much this pisses me off, because 1) I have no money and 2) I want to play games. 3) I know it's time for a new computer, it's been 3 years.
Set up a custom fan profile if the tempature of the card hit's a certain tempature then your GPU fan will kick in at a much higher speed
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Shoot some compressed air through that heatsink. My old 9800GTX+ filled up with dust pretty quickly after a month of usage.

If it is still overheating... bad cooler contact? Sounds like dust build up or a failed fan to me.
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Originally Posted by Hbliss23 View Post
I was benching my 9800 with FurMark, and the instant FurMark starts my temps are already at 76c. Then it rises pretty quickly to about 90c, the fans kick on 100%, and it hovers around there. Then it goes even higher to about 102c and I just shut it off, I know temps like that aren't safe. I replaced the thermal paste and refitted the pads, and nothing. I even added a fan to the back of the video card, and it's only hotter! What is going on here?
What is your idle temperature? Furmark gets the card substaintially hotter than any game but it shouldn't be that hot. What temperatures do you see while gaming? If you had a reference, single slot 9800GT that would be one thing but that's way too hot for a dual slot 9800GTX. Make sure you don't have dust built up in the card. Make sure the fan is functioning properly. Make sure the cooler is making sufficient contact with the GPU. Set the fan speed to 100% in MSI Afterburner and then play a game and report back with the max temperature. Stop if it exceeds 95C, no point in seeing how hot it's going to get (IE: Just watching it burn).
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It's just one 9800 GTX. And I'll get some canned air next time I'm out, and blow it through my cooler. Now that Im having these problems, I realize how much I just want a working computer haha
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