Originally Posted by narpuppy
Hi, I have a question about my gfx card temperatures. I just upgraded my HP p6803w so it will be better for gaming (BF:BC2, Source games, other games like that...) I had a Radeon HD 4870 laying around from my old computer, which broke about 2 years ago1 ?
Any help appreciated.
Depending on that model of 4870, turn off your computer, take it out and wipe off any dirt debris.
Take a mini philllips head screw driver and unmount the fan and heatsink from the card.
Check the chip for any leftover grease and apply some new paste or grease.
Artic silver, tuniq or any other leading paste will do fine. Reattach the heatsink and fan and let it settle for about 10 minutes or so.
Make sure everything is secure and put it back inside your computer and turn it on .
Check your bios and your vga temp should be much more cooler.
A warning about MSI overclock tool, becarefull and know what your doing when settting up a custom profile.
If I were you, I would let it test your vga and let it find a safe setting and game moderately.