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I have a ZOTAC NVIDIA GeForce 9500GT (ZT-95TEH2P-FSL) which according to the manufacturer has a maximum temperature of 105°C, however my GPU reached temperatures significantly higher than that:

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The picture shows it was at 108°C but that was after I had the idea to open GPU-Z to check temperature, I believe it was higher than 110°, or maybe 115°C because the game frame rate dropped like a rock before that (and at 108°C it wasn't slow).

The GPU is still alive and well (and the fan is now working as it should).

I have a few questions:
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1.Can we really trust the temperatures reported by the GPU. If yes, how much?
2.What happens if the GPU exceeds its supposed maximum temperature? Is there a risk of the hardware to stop working or that's just its maximum temperature if properly cooled?

Thank you for reading!
 
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You could cook the GPU and cause it to fail, but if it's still running OK and your temps are now under control I wouldn't worry about it.
 
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I think it's time to clean that card of dust and reapply some new thermal paste, 100+ degrees is freaking hot for such a low-end card.
 
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I think it's time to clean that card of dust and reapply some new thermal paste, 100+ degrees is freaking hot for such a low-end card.
I reapplied thermal paste about 2 months ago (so it should still be ok). The thing that wasn't working was the fan, but I fixed it today by applying some cooking oil (that was the best I had).

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And one more question, is it safe to use tooth paste in case I don't have thermal paste? It seems to be more refreshing!
 
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How did cooking oil fix the fan?
 
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How did cooking oil fix the fan?
I don't know exactly. I just know the fan wasn't spinning and after applying cooking oil(soybean oil) it is spinning normally!
 
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cooking oil on fans..... hmmmmm.... doesnt sound right... lol.....

nah of course it could be that oil has somewhat loosen the stock parts of the fan.... but anyway, cooking oil is too thick. its very vulnerable in collecting dust..... there is a proper lubricating oil that can be bought on any hardware shops....

hair clippers lubricating oil is better than cooking oil. I think.......
 
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I would like to announce that my GPU is officially dead.

Reasons:
1.0.I was watching HDTV today and after some minutes my screen started flashing and the system stopped responding.
1.1.As it never happened before I decided to test my GPU with furmark and other GPU test programs both on Windows and Linux.
1.2.When my GPU hit above ~62°C in all tests, the system(OS) simply stopped responding (both Windows and Linux, with the difference I was able to move cursor on Linux, but nothing more).
1.3.The above never happened, so the conclusion is ~99.8% safe.

I bought this card for $175 almost exactly 5 years ago, and it was a great GPU till it reaches 110°C+.

Conclusion:
Always check if your fan is working properly and try to put an alarm to alert you about possible overheating. This thing is serious and can kill your card in a matter of seconds.

Too sad I had to learn the hard way. Now I will have to buy a GT610 for $60 in 2014.

Thank you!
 
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I would like to announce that my GPU is officially dead.

Reasons:
1.0.I was watching HDTV today and after some minutes my screen started flashing and the system stopped responding.
1.1.As it never happened before I decided to test my GPU with furmark and other GPU test programs both on Windows and Linux.
1.2.When my GPU hit above ~62°C in all tests, the system(OS) simply stopped responding (both Windows and Linux, with the difference I was able to move cursor on Linux, but nothing more).
1.3.The above never happened, so the conclusion is ~99.8% safe.

I bought this card for $175 almost exactly 5 years ago, and it was a great GPU till it reaches 110°C+.

Conclusion:
Always check if your fan is working properly and try to put an alarm to alert you about possible overheating. This thing is serious and can kill your card in a matter of seconds.

Too sad I had to learn the hard way. Now I will have to buy a GT610 for $60 in 2014.

Thank you!

well that is sad.... but a good gpu serve you well... in 5 years you have enjoyed your card.... I guess cards time has come...... its a lesson learned about checking, cleaning inside components once in while. Im sure your next gpu will be happy for your next treatment
 
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I would like to announce that my GPU is officially dead.
Well, it is time to think again.

I did some "maintenance" on the card this morning and then I ran furmark for 30 minutes and for my surprise it survived very well. Reaching a maximum temperature of 77°C (which I consider amazing).

Hopefully, I won't need to buy another card in 2014. :)

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Now, tell me if you can understand these GPUs...
 
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Applying cooking oil to what?



Toothpaste is better than nothing.

Also, does it really get that hot? Is the heatsink scorching to the touch?
Oh dear, you have "stolen" a picture from blessed hardwaresecrets and committed a "crime". :shadedshu: Better give yourself 12 lashes as punishment, lol.

Best copy said pic and upload it to techpowerup.org methinks. ;)
 

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Oh dear, you have "stolen" a picture from blessed hardwaresecrets and committed a "crime". :shadedshu: Better give yourself 12 lashes as punishment, lol.

Best copy said pic and upload it to techpowerup.org methinks. ;)
I did link back to the original article. Also, bandwidth is free right? ;)
 
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Well, it is time to think again.

I did some "maintenance" on the card this morning and I then ran furmark for 30 minutes and for my surprise it survived very well. Reaching a maximum temperature of 77°C (which I consider amazing).

Hopefully, I won't need to buy another card in 2014. :)

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Now, tell me if you can understand these GPUs...

It's alive! :clap::clap::clap::clap::clap:
 

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IF your not trying to kill it re apply the paste take that crappy shoud of the cooler get some zip ties and a 80-120mm fan attached to it and if thats not enough see if you can fit a fan in between the cpu cooler and the back of the card just be careful..
 
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the cooking oil will work for a while but you will be using it again in a few months because it goes rancid and gums up the fan so you will have to clean it out and reuse it

asrocks idea for a 80mm fan would be pretty good if your up to it and have enough room.

scrolling down all that caught my eye was CRIME :laugh:
 
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From what I have gathered, that fan is 5 years old ... spare it of cooking oil and let it rest in peace, it's obviously time for a replacement
 
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the cooking oil will work for a while but you will be using it again in a few months...
That's good! I was expecting much sooner than this.

Let's see what happens. I just used soybean oil because I didn't have a better solution.

From what I have gathered, that fan is 5 years old ... spare it of cooking oil and let it rest in peace, it's obviously time for a replacement
I would like to buy a new fan too. But it is very hard for me to get money.

I don't have a 6 years old computer because I like, it is because it is very expensive for me to buy new hardware. Additionally, the hardware here cost almost 3 times more than in US.
 
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They can be saved and kept alive dragging by their heels.

My reference 4850 is a prime example, when i bought it, it artefact'd. I baked it and its been grand. Month ago fan died and it reached temp's very close to yours. So i strapped as many fans as i could fit to it and its been nice and cool ever since :)
 

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That's good! I was expecting much sooner than this.

Let's see what happens. I just used soybean oil because I didn't have a better solution.


I would like to buy a new fan too. But it is very hard for me to get money.

I don't have a 6 years old computer because I like, it is because it is very expensive for me to buy new hardware. Additionally, the hardware here cost almost 3 times more than in US.
You keep complaining about shit being so exspenive but your take silly risks and whats up with that ?..

Zip ties and a 80mm fan some paste problem solved. Sorry but people who aint got much money and shit costs a lot were they live tend to act more reasonable.
 
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You keep complaining about shit being so exspenive but your take silly risks and whats up with that ?
I like to take silly risks sometimes. Just for curiosity.

But I would not risk to damage a hardware if I have no other to replace. And if it's brand new, than there would be no reason to do things like that.

Things are more expensive here but that's not the main problem, the problem is that I don't have much that can be saved monthly.
 
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Time to re-apply some cooking oil. The fan is making that typical (and annoying) noise when running at 75% or faster and running a bit slower than normal causing the temperature to reach 61ºC and increasing each day.

So, the cooking oil only lasted 1 month. Which is good enough for me...

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What an adventure this thread is! :rolleyes:
I like AsRock's fix personally

They can be saved and kept alive dragging by their heels.

My reference 4850 is a prime example, when i bought it, it artefact'd. I baked it and its been grand. Month ago fan died and it reached temp's very close to yours. So i strapped as many fans as i could fit to it and its been nice and cool ever since :)
My ATi 9700 pro still works! Well I think lol :roll:. It's AGP (Accelerated Graphics Port for you teenagers) and the hardware with that port died long tie ago. so last time I used it, it was alive and kicking. If I had something to plug it into I'm sure it would whir to life.
 
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Mouse cheap GigaWire930, CMStorm Havoc and a Logitech M510 wireless
Keyboard eMachines serial and a Dynex usb
Software WIN8.1-64bit/ Mint 18 Sarah/Mint 18
Benchmark Scores 6.9 processes per second!/ cruncher's!!
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Cooking Oil...pretty soon, you will have a GPU popcorn maker!:D
 
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