I seem to be suffering a high temperature boost when my pc is in idle... can someone give me some input... my temp on my videocard is reaching above 65 and my pc is only in ide or i'm looking at some e-mails... I've checked the fan for debris bt it's all clean as I clean regular in my system...
is my video card coming to the end?
can I place a bigger cooler fan on it but using the existing plug in points on the video cards board?
I will await for any input
sometimes it helps to reapply fresh thermal paste but since this card is vintage (from 2011) perhaps a good chance to upgrade the whole antique thing?!
If the thermal paste has never been replaced since you purchased the GPU card it is possible that it is too old to conduct heat properly due to it being dried out and hardened. Possibly removing the old thermal paste completely with isopropyl alcohol and reapplying a high quality thermal paste may lower you temperatures back to normal again. You can probably go to Youtube and see a video on how to remove the cowl and apply thermal paste again.
That being said, it could also be your GPU fan is going bad and not running as fast as it should to keep the GPU cooler or the fan's bearings are worn out. Does the fan sound excessively noisy or like a rasping noise when it is running? Are the heat sink coils clean and not clogged with a oily film and dust?
If the GPU fan and coils are good then most likely replacing the thermal paste will do the job of keeping the GPU cool again. If not Post back again with what the GPU is doing.
hi there... thanks for all your replies.... I do have another card but unfortunalty the gpu chip is dead in the water, and if I could only get it fixed and working I would be happy and content with that, but I don't think that that idea is possible... is it?
you would need another good GPU Chip from another bad card and then you would need special de-soldering and soldering equipment to replace the bad GPU chip.
You would need to take the GPU card to a repair shop where it will probably cost more to fix than a new modern GPU card. It is not really worth repairing unless it is still under Warranty.
Best thing is first re-apply the thermal paste and see if that fixes the overheating problem. You card is obsolete and not supported by AMD anymore with updated drivers. Otherwise is best to buy a new supported GPU card.
thanks for that... I understand that the cost to have the card with the dead gpu fixed and most probably to buy a new amd card. I've had people tell me to buy an nvidia,but I hate nvidia… I've always stood by amd even when I owned 2 x1950 pro's in crossfire..... so I think I will shop around now there is January sales on I might be able to pick up a beefy amd card for peanuts..
thank you for your help
I replace the thermal grease on my gpu card today.
the old grease under the heatsink and fan was basically nothing there, cleaned up both the cap of the gpu chip and heatsink base and re-applied one sop on thermal grease in the centre of the gpu chip. it has lowered the temperature but still in my knowledge is a little too high is still runs at 60 so it has lost 5 from the first time I made this post..
I am however considering if I can that is either place a bigger heatsink and cooler above the gpu chip to tide me over for now until I can look at buying a more modern and upto date amd video card....
GPU cards are made to be able to withstand high temperatures. If it doesn't go above like 85c then no need to worry. GPUs can withstand higher operating temperatures than CPUs.
This website gives some very good information concerning CPU and GPU Operating temperatures while under idle or under load. It mentions the same thing I mentioned in my first statement: https://www.wepc.com/tips/optimal-cpu-gpu-temperature-gaming/
|NVIDIA||Maximum Temperature in Fahrenheit||Maximum Temperature in Celsius|
|Titan X (Pascal, 2016)||201.2°F||94°C|
|GTX 1080 Ti||195.8°F||91°C|
|GTX 1080, GTX 1070 Ti, and GTX 1070||201.2°F||94°C|
|GTX Titan X (Maxwell, 2015)||201.2°F||94°C|
|GTX 980 Ti||195.8°F||91°C|
|GTX 1060 6GB and GTX 1060 3GB||201.2°F||94°C|
|GTX 780 Ti and GTX 780||203°F||95°C|
|GTX 1050 Ti and both GTX 1050 (3GB and 2GB)||206.6°F||97 °C|
|GTX 760, GTX 660, and GTX 660 Ti||206.6°F||97°C|
|GTX 480 and GTX 570||206.6°F||97°C|
|GTX 750 Ti||203°F||95°C|
|GTX 560 Ti||210.2°F||99°C|
|GTX 560 Ti (448 Cores||206.6°F||97°C|
|GTX 650 Ti||221°F||105°C|
|GT 740 and GT 740 (DDR5)||208.4°F||98°C|
|GTX 550 Ti||212°F||100°C|
|GT 640 (DDR5)||203°F||95°C|
|GT 730 (DDR3, 128-bit), GT 730 (DDR3, 64-bit), and GT 730 (DDR5)||208.4°F||98°C|
NOTE: The temperature reading of the following AMD graphics cards are the stabilized temperature readings from Furmark/OCCT tests. These were the hottest recorded GPU reading and not the average.
AMD Maximum Temperature
|AMD||Maximum Temperature in Fahrenheit||Maximum Temperature under load in Celsius|
|RX Vega 64||185°F||85°C|
|RX Vega 56||167°F||75°C|
|R9 Fury X||149°F||65°C|
|RX 480 (4GB and 8GB)||176°F||80°C|
|R9 Fury Nano||163.4°F||73°C|
|RX 560 4GB||143.6°F||62°C|
|R9 280x (XFX)||158°F||70°C|
|Vega 11 (R5 2400G integrated)||134.6°F||57°C|
|Vega 8 (R3 2200G integrated)||129.2°F||54°C|
since putting thermal paste on my gpu chip on my card and temp is lower.... ive playing an online game and now I get this
can you tell me if i'm too late
and my video card is dying?
I will await for any help..
so sorry the image is small but I think from what you see it will give you an indication if my video card is fluffed..
If you are talking about the artifacts (color short stripes in the photo) Does that happen only during this one game or all the time?
If it happens all the time even during the desktop, it is possible it may be an indication your GPU card is going bad.
Why don't you download an GPU stressing software like AIDA64 or OCCT and see what happens when your GPU Card is under heavy load or stress. That may give you a better indication of the condition of your GPU card.
If you can afford it you can purchase a good modern supported GPU card for less than $200.00.