Video Card Overheating Overheat
Posted 22 February 2012 - 07:54 AM
Help. Why does the temperature of my video card like this? Currenty not doing anything. Just browsing the net (facebook). But LOOK! at the temperature. ATI RADEON HD5450 w/ passive cooling system. No fan. What should i do?
Posted 22 February 2012 - 02:26 PM
When it comes to the paste, I don't think this should be necessary. From the sound of it I assume the card wasn't toyed around with at all. Usually you don't have to mess around this for several years and most cards have no problems at all. Sometimes clearing the dust is helpful when the cooler starts to make funky noises... So this must be something different, I think. Or maybe it's so full of dust the fan operates at half it's speed. Or... Or... Too little information available at this time!
edit: oh it's passively cooled. I'd check temperature in the case. Thinking further, cooling on these lowend cards is usually not mounted in an awesome way, so I'd check if the heatsink is not loose.
This post has been edited by TheWalrus: 22 February 2012 - 02:30 PM
Posted 22 February 2012 - 10:57 PM
Posted 23 February 2012 - 12:20 PM
Posted 25 February 2012 - 07:23 PM
More: if you have add-in cards near the video card, try to insert them farther away, to ease air flow.
Fingers won't tell between +60°C and +90°C, and many display softwares give bad readings, so you could double-check with a different software, there are many ones. GPU are made much more resistant to heat than CPU, and +84°C would be normal, but at full compute capacity, not at idle.