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  1. Mussels

    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    well if its overclocked, restore the stock clocks.


    if its overheating, just check the temps with some software. if its 80C or higher, that'd be too hot.
     
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    I dont overclock anything. Can you recommend a utility to check the temp of the card?
     
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    well, you could try GPU-z :toast:

    if GPU-Z doesnt show temps, your card might not have a temp sensor, in which case you'll just have to touch the heatsink with your finger (carefully) and see if its too hot. If its too hot for you to hold your finger against, its definately overheating.
     
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    welcome to TPU!
     
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    Where are the temps monitored in GPU-Z? There's a sensor tab, but it just has these red graphs. I don't see any temp readings.

    Thanks for the welcome, xRevengEx :)
     
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    Those are the readings. Look for one called GPU Temperature or GPU Temp.
     
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    All I have is GPU Core Clock and GPU Memory Clock in the Sensor tab screen.
     
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    Then it probably doesn't have a temperature sensor on it. You can try the other method that Mussels suggested, touching the heatsink.
     
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    wellcome to TPU
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    Touching the heatsink is a job in itself. My case is quite heavy and it took me a while to get it under my computer desk - it just barely fit between the bars. You can see a pic of it here to see what I mean. I'll pass for now. Still haven't found anything that can give me a temp on the card.
     
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    you wont find anything. your card doesnt have a sensor for software to read.
     
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    When touching heatsinks in my PC for fun, I use the 5 second rule.

    If you can hold your finger against it for 5 seconds or more, the temperature is probably fine.

    Much less than 5 seconds or instant pain means you might have an overheating problem.

    It's obviously tricky and/or inaccurate to test this way as everyone has varying heat tolerances/pain thresholds. But as a simple check it's a easy method to gain somewhat of an idea of how hot your hardware is...
     

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