OK So its recently come to my attention that my GPU is overheating. Now, some of you may tell me that the temperatures I give you are perfectly normal, but I am going to explain why they are worrying me.
Firstly I am going to state that I am running Windows 7 64-bit. My GPU is 9800GTX+ Zotac, here are my temperatures that I am going to whine about
- Idle (MSN+Internet browsing etc): 59C degrees
- Gaming (COD4 / CSS etc): 62-65C degrees
OK now the reason why I am not happy with these values is because...well, let me start from the beginning. I live in Turkey and it is hot this time of the year. I moved my desktop the frontroom till the weather cools down a little because I have an A/C here, whereas in my room (where my desktop is normally used) I only have a lame fan to cool things down a little.
Before, I was using my desktop in my room (not much air circulation, no A/C like frontroom) and I used to get temperatures around 30-35 degrees when I was idle or not gaming, and I used to get a maximum of 50 degrees when I was gaming. Now, I am in the frontroom with the A/C on and I am getting 59C while on MSN and browsing the net and 62-65 while gaming!
I am going to get a can of compressed air to try and clean up things inside a little, but I want to know what you think is the main cause of my problem? Could it simply be because since I got my desktop (1 year ago) I have only cleaned it a couple of times inside with a vacuum cleaner? Or do you think there is something else going on?
Any help is appreciated. If you are confused, let me know, because sometimes I think that when I am trying to explain my problem I have a lame choice of words lol.. I'll be waiting for replies! Thanks in advance