8 Replies Latest reply on Jan 9, 2016 3:04 PM by drhudgens

    Temp running at 106 celsius.


      Temp running at 106 celsius while playing battlefield 4. I have got the cooling fans running at 75%. I have removed the side cover to the case to allow more air flow, but it doesn't help. What else can I do to get the temp down?

        • Re: Temp running at 106 celsius.

          What GPU are you using?


          What is your case cooling like?


          What are your full system/os specs and what AMD driver version are you using?

            • Re: Temp running at 106 celsius.

              The GPU is 2 AMD Radeon  HD 5670, tried running with crossfire on and off, internal cooling temp for the CPU is running around 75-80 deg. celsius, OS Windows 7 Pro 64 bit, 10 GB RAM, i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz 2.67HGz, and it's a Alienware Aurora. I hope I answered all of your questions, your help is very much appreciated.

                • Re: Temp running at 106 celsius.

                  When was the last time you game the system a good dusting, including GPU/CPU heat sink and fans? Remove the GPUs, unscrew the sink cover, get a paint brush and face mask.

                    • Re: Temp running at 106 celsius.

                      I have never removed the GPU's to dust them, but I will give it a shot. Also, I forgot to mention that I did upsize my monitor to a 27", but according to the

                      specs on the GPU's, I should be able to use a 27" monitor. I have even lowered the resolution to 1680x1050 and also in the games I play.

                        • Re: Temp running at 106 celsius.

                          That's what my money is on.


                          You could use a 100" screen if you wanted, the resolution is the bit your limited to. Your GPU has a good standards...

                          ATI Avivo™ HD video & display technology3
                          • UVD 2 dedicated video playback accelerator
                          • Advanced post-processing and scaling4
                          • Dynamic contrast enhancement and color correction
                          • Brighter whites processing (blue stretch)
                          • Independent video gamma control
                          • Dynamic video range control
                          • Support for H.264, VC-1, MPEG-2, and Adobe Flash5
                          • Dual-stream 1080p playback support 6,7
                          • DXVA 1.0 & 2.0 support
                          • Integrated dual-link DVI output with HDCP8
                            • Max resolution: 2560x16009
                          • Integrated DisplayPort output
                            • Max resolution: 2560x16009
                          • HDMI® (With 3D, Deep Color and x.v.Color™)
                            • Max resolution: 1920x12009
                          • Integrated VGA output
                            • Max resolution: 2048x15369
                            • 3D stereoscopic display/glasses support10



                          But yeah take them out and give it a good clean up, I would recommend the CPU also. 72 is the safe max. You shouldn't need to remove the heat sink off the CPU unless you fancy a deep clean, just pop off the fan and clean both.


                          Let us know how you get on.

                            • Re: Temp running at 106 celsius.

                              Well, I removed both GPU's and cleaned them thoroughly. Right now the temp is at 85 degrees Celsius just with a browser window open

                              and fan is running at 60%. While cleaning the GPU's, I did find a crack in the cooling fan housing, but the fan still works. I have decided

                              to start looking at a whole other system. I would really value your opinion on the one I looked at, so here are the specs on it. Please let

                              me know what you guys think, or is there anything else I can do with this one to get the temp on the GPU's even lower. You guys have been a big help.


                              Processor     3.5 GHz FX-Series Six-Core FX-6300

                              RAM     8 GB SDRAM DDR3

                              Hard Drive     1 TB SATA III

                              Card Description     AMD Radeon R7 250

                              Graphics Card Ram Size     2 GB

                              Other Technical Details

                              Brand Name     CyberpowerPC

                              Series     Gamer Ultra

                              Item model number     GUA3400A

                              Item Weight     29.6 pounds

                              Product Dimensions     18.4 x 7.6 x 18.9 inches

                              Item Dimensions L x W x H     18.4 x 7.6 x 18.9 inches

                              Processor Brand     AMD

                              Processor Count     6

                              Hard Drive Interface     Serial ATA-600

                              Hard Drive Rotational Speed     7200 RPM

                              Optical Drive Type     24X DVD±RW DL

                                • Re: Temp running at 106 celsius.

                                  Looks good, wont knock a house down but for general day to day stuff mixed with some not bad gaming, its okay


                                  The only other thing I can think about with your current PC would be to download GPUz and check using the graphs if your GPU is doing anything in the background? Any usage? Maybe try MSI AfterBurner and click on the "I" and see what 3D applications are in use.


                                  Sorry the cleaning didn't work btw, hopefully you got some sort of therapeutic benefit from it.

                      • Re: Temp running at 106 celsius.

                        Thanks for the help, it was therapeutic, plus I found a  crack in the fan housing, but it still runs. Also, really started looking more at the ccc, discovered that GPU 1 is running my monitor which is the one thats running 106 degrees and GPU 2 when I'm gaming is running at 80 degrees, so wondering if its the monitor causing GPU 1 to run so hot or is it time to replace it due to the crack in the fan housing may be affecting the cooling capability. Just a thought, trying to think outside the box I guess.