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Old 04-20-2011, 06:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello forums, basically what the title says, I've gotten a very high temperature in GPU after I reformatted my computer because of a problem that didn't allow me to start up my windows and keeps sending me to the "Attempting Repair" screen.
So, I'm looking at my EVGA Precision window without playing any games and it's at around 55-60 C, but when playing games it goes up to 100 C, which causes the fan to repeatedly rev very high and back down again. The first time I played my game after reformatting, my computer restarted, and I'm assuming it's to stop the computer from blowing up. I've played for a little again, but there seems to be no more restarting, but I am too scared to continue on playing. This has NEVER happened before the reformat and this is the first time that this has ever happened to me. I have also just recently opened my case and cleared the dust. Here are my computer specs. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_gdr.101026-1503)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: OEM
System Model: OEM
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel® Core™ i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz (8 CPUs), ~2.7GHz
Memory: 12288MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 12280MB RAM
Page File: 2633MB used, 21923MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7600.16385 64bit Unicode

Card name: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce GTX 480
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_06C0&SUBSYS_14803842& REV_A3
Display Memory: 4063 MB
Dedicated Memory: 1503 MB
Shared Memory: 2559 MB
Current Mode: 1202 x 670 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor
Monitor Model: PRI HDMI TV
Monitor Id: PRI0670
Native Mode: 1360 x 768(p) (60.015Hz)
Output Type: HDMI

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Old 04-21-2011, 07:27 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Un-install the current video driver and try the newest driver.

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Old 04-22-2011, 01:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I have turned up the fan speed to 100% and it doesn't seem to be shutting down anymore, but the temperature goes up to around the 90's. Could it be that my graphics card's fan isn't working? Also, I have the newest Nvidia drivers.
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If the fan wasn't working the card would be dead already. I would contact the Manufacturer and request a RMA.
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