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Friend's GTX 470 Hits 100!

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My friend has GPU Meter running on his desktop. When playing a game we noticed the fan on his card flared for a second. He minimized his game and it said the temperature was 100 degrees! It goes down quickly but that's bad, considering the max temperature for that card is 105. What should he do?
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My friend has GPU Meter running on his desktop. When playing a game we noticed the fan on his card flared for a second. He minimized his game and it said the temperature was 100 degrees! It goes down quickly but that's bad, considering the max temperature for that card is 105. What should he do?
does he have the card overclocked,, how fast was the fan spinning on the card? it wont do damage if it wasnt that hat for long like if you ran it for an hour at those temps then you may have sojme damage!
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Maybe he could RMA it, or if he is good with computers he could disassemble the cooler and remount it with some better quality thermal paste.
post #5 of 16
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He downloaded EVGA Precision since his card is EVGA. He manually set it to 80% since that has a tolerable noise level and he will see how high the temp goes. Aftermarket coolers are spendy, and I have no experience changing a video card's heatsink.
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And right now the back of his computer is about 2-3 inches from my bed. Could that affect the temperature because of the exhaust?
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Have him change the location of the computer.. seems like hes not getting enough air.
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Tell him to get a better case with more airflow.
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post #9 of 16
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He just built his computer after months of saving and buying parts. His case is the Rosewill Thor, so it has a 200mm fan blowing at it.

He did crank the fan speed to 80% manually and it's holding in the 60s.
post #10 of 16
MSI afterburner works wonders. Give it a shot.
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