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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280 issue.

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System Name Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1
Processor AMD Phenom(tm) 9500 Quad-Core Processor (4 CPUs), ~2.2GHz
Motherboard NVIDIA ECS Nettle3 MCP61
Memory 3072MB RAM Samsung
Video Card(s) Nvidia Gigabyte GTX 280
Storage 500 GB
Display(s) Samsung SyncMaster T200HD
Power Supply CIC EN60950 550W
#1
Hello people :),

i have some kind of problem with my GPU i noticed recently.
I downloaded furmark to run benchmark on my pc and check temp, fps, etc.
While performing test i noticed something weird, when GPU temp reaches (exactly) 73°C my fps are dropping and benchmark starts to run very choppy.

I get constant good FPS value during the benchmark but at 73°C it feels like my GPU is slowing down to prevent going over 73°C.
I've read on nvidia forum that gtx 280 cards can go way over 73°C and work fine so i guess temp is not the issue right ?:wtf:

My PC specs:

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
Nvidia GeForce Gigabyte GTX 280
AMD Phenom 9500 X4 2.2 GHz
3GB Samsung RAM memory (dual channel)
Motherboard: NVIDIA MCP61
PSU: http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=29n6vjs&s=6

If there is any additional info i can provide just let me know.
 
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#2
PSU problem. Recommended 40A on the 12V rails while you have 32.
 
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System Name Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1
Processor AMD Phenom(tm) 9500 Quad-Core Processor (4 CPUs), ~2.2GHz
Motherboard NVIDIA ECS Nettle3 MCP61
Memory 3072MB RAM Samsung
Video Card(s) Nvidia Gigabyte GTX 280
Storage 500 GB
Display(s) Samsung SyncMaster T200HD
Power Supply CIC EN60950 550W
#3
Thank You very much. Could You please give me some hint about what PSU should i look for ?
 
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System Name The Sheriff / The Deputy
Processor 2500K / G4560
Motherboard ASRock P67Extreme4 / Gigabyte GA-Z170-HD3 DDR3
Cooling CM Hyper TX3 / Intel stock
Memory 16 GB Kingston HyperX / 8 GB Kingston HyperX
Video Card(s) EVGA GTX 960 SSC / Gigabyte GTX 1050 Ti LP
Storage SSD, some WD and lots of Samsungs
Display(s) BenQ GW2470 / Samsung SyncMaster T220
Case Cooler Master CM690 II Advanced / Thermaltake Core v31
Audio Device(s) Asus Xonar D1/Denon PMA500AE/Wharfedale D 10.1/Senn HD518
Power Supply Corsair TX650 / Corsair TX650M
Mouse Steelseries Rival 100/ Mionix Avior 7000
Keyboard Sidewinder
Software Windows 10 / Windows 10 Pro
#4
First, Furmark is putting your card under a stress that no other application will do so I wouldn't use it even for stability tests. If you have no problems in games and are on a tight budget you can still use that PSU but, since overall I don't think it's what you call a reliable PSU (I personally never heard of that brand and I bet it was cheap) and therefore might get you in trouble some time look for a Corsair TX650, SeaSonic S12II 620 or more budget friendly Corsair CX600.