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GPU Temps and Tower Fans

Q: GPU Temps and Tower Fans

Hey there,

I've been playing crysis 3 a lot lately and it usually run's my GPU temp around 65-70 degree's ( MSI GeForce GTX 770 4GB TWIN FROZR ) I know the card is suppose to run up to 80 degree's no problem but I was just wondering if I played at these higher temps for 3-5 hours at a time. Would that be to much stress in terms of heat on the GPU ??
I have the Corsair 230T Windowed-BLUE ATX Mid Tower Case> I have just the stock fans in it and I was looking to add more. I was just wondering if people have preference over tower fans ? if so what are some good ones and why ?

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A: GPU Temps and Tower Fans

Even 85C for extended periods is fine.
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A:My tower Power button will not work

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A:AMD FX-8320 crazy temps

Do you have plans too or want the future capacity to OC?
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A:Corsair H80i fans not spinning up

U did not tell any thing about u'r build like what MOBO and what headers are u plugged into, as far as the temps that is fine, although 30 for doing nothing would be better, but 40 is fine. No as to the normal, are u shure u are plugged in right, and secure?
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A:Monitor hooked up to tower, but doesn't turn on

If no standby LED on monitor, is there a separate on/off switch on the side of the monitor?
With LG there are usually manual buttons for CH+- & vol +- plus On/Off (although I have seen monitors with no on/off at all.)
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A:Aerocool Shark case fans

I have these:
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Put a 140mm fan on top as exhaust.
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A:Help with setting up Fans

It does not really matter how or where you hook fans up unless you want to be able to control the speeds via the motherboard or if the fans have built in fan controllers (Like switches on them for high and low).

The only spot you definintly need hooked up (Unless your using a fan controller) is the CPU fan one since im assuming your not using a fan controller. IMO, you should hook up to the motherboard because the system will decide on fan speeds for you.
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A:Two fans inactive

I've added the system information to code tags as the list distracts those replying or reading the thread.

The first thing to do would be to remove the side panel on the case and actually visually inspect whether all four fans are running. Next step is to check how they're wired in to the system. You really can't trust Speedfan to be correct in either case as it won't know if any fans are not connected to the fan headers on the motherboard, or any "paired up" either.

When was the last time you cleaned out the inside of the case and the CPU heatsink? Does it use an aftermarket cooler or the original Intel version? It wouldn't hurt to remove this cooler, clean it and then apply new thermal paste when refitting it.
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A:Chassis fans not working?

this could be a number of things. Are the fans actually turning on. If they are the software is clearly not detecting them. the likelyhood that both fans went out at the same time tells me that its probably something else other than your fans misbehaving.

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3. try hitting that "update" button or reinstalling that particular software so the software can reinitialize.
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A:Computer turns of randomly and fans go sky high!

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A:Connecting chassis fans to the motherboard

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A:Graphics card OC, now temps won't go down

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Blow the dust that has collected over the years out of the various heat sinks & fans. Yes, room temp is always a factor with a heat sink & fan. The old Prescotts ran hot, but I don't think 65 is too hot, but it's getting close, The maximum temp for a P4 is 70 I think. The heat could cause your computer to throttle down and reduce its performance.
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Noctua NF-P12-1300

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The fx processors do give out wrong readings with a lot of temprature monitors, Hwmonitor gives the correct temps for the fx processors as my brother uses it for his 8150. His idles in the 30 degree zone with a noctua dh14.

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A:To scavenge my old tower or not?

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Reseating RAM
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A:Continuous series of triple long beeps, no visual, fans spinning

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A:Adding extra one or two fans

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A:Your CPU temps

You should have voltage in there.


So mine would be:

[email protected]/CNPS7000B-Alcu(silent)/1.5125V/37C/53C

I think this is a great idea... if enough people post, it should be a sticky.
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A:All fans spin up, everything working, no POST

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A:Computer shut down, no reason, no fans spin, new PSU and mobo

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I cannot find a mention of one nor placement of one on the mother board. Is there a fuse?Click to expand...

internal to the PSU and nothing you would recognize if you saw it.
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A:I7 960 - temps driving me insane!

Yup, that's a bit too high... even for an i7 as i just recently found out. My suggestion is to swap the cooler and thermal. Something aftermarket would be much better and personally I don't really like Arctic Silver that much. I usually recommend Tuniq compounts TX-2 or TX-3. Also, make sure to check the voltages in BIOS are set to stock.
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The power supply might be dieing... hopefully not the motherboard too
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Would I be better served to get more 3 pin to Molex adapters and daisy chain fans off a couple psu molex plugs, let's say 4 fans on 1, 3 on another, or just spring for a fan controller?

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The fans are going to be pretty low amp (less than one, likely something like .3), you can daisy chain them and it will be fine. But I think the best solution would be a fan controller. I guess it comes down to how 'nicely' you want to do it. Personally I'd just wire them all off of a molex or 2 and be done with it, but I think a lot of people are going to want to tell you to do it the 'proper' way and use a controller.

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A:I could really do with some advice on my CPU temps please

Either the HSF is not properly seated, you've used WAY too much thermal paste or the program is wrong. Try CoreTemp and see if the results are the same.

I'm assuming the fan is working on the heatsink.
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A:Need help with overheating temps (causing random shutdowns)

Those cpu temps are strange, (2 of the 4 pages are reading negative values) so I wouldn't know whether to trust them.

I'd be suspecting the cpu fan, assuming those temps are trustable. I'm sure someone with much more knowledge than me will be around soon to confirm it though.

Temp 1 could well be your northbridge or southbridge on your motherboard. Its not your GPU, or drives, as they're listed seperately, as are your two CPU cores.

Are you certain all your fans are running OK?
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There are different theories regarding positive or negative case pressure.
My way of thinking is to have a negative pressure in the case so that the cool air will be drawn into the case (the cool air will actually be trying to get in there because of the very slight difference in pressure) and the hot air expelled better.
Positive pressure imo, will cause the warm air inside to possibly mill around inside the case before being evacuated.
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Desktop or laptop. What is your brand and model.
Could be power supply, memory module, hard drive, or video graphics card that was damaged. But a power supply fan blade that turns three turns or less is usually the bad guy.

Since you know enough to rebuild one, why not start with a basic setup... one memory module, hard drive, and video card... then start switching out components until you narrow it down. You can borrow a power supply from any old computer enough to test your system.

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Motherboard: Gigabyte H55M-UD2H
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Here are some pictures of my build and a video of what is going on.


As you can see the PSU, CPU, and Case fans are turning on and the Motherboard LED lights are blinking and then they quickly turn off. I dont think its a problem with the Power Supply because I have already returned one with the same issue thinking it was defective.


wont let me post pictures =/

Any help is appreciated, thanks for your time!

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Does your current BIOS version support your CPU?

Your 4 pin power connector looks to be missing.... Top right of the video 8secs in.
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I had the processor tested and it was indeed bad. 4 trips to Fry's Electronics (4 too many) and the machine is up and running now.
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When you're overclocked, having a cool CPU is pretty hard to acheive.

About changing fan speeds, you can't exactly change it OVER the spec, so if the RPMs correspond with the fan's spec, thats as fast as you can go. Not sure what would happen if you overvoltage it via some other method though, not that I'd know how to wire your PSU to provide more than 12V.

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If the power supply will physically fit your case, it should work fine with your computer. Will the extra 10mm interfere internally with anything inside the PC?
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To find a fan or a similar size, just measure the old one in mm and get the same size locally or online. Case fans are generally 80MM, 92mm or 120mm.

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A:Controlling 4-pin fans

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sparkyair said:

I have tried the breadboardingClick to expand...

Don't know what that was you were doing but if it means you're confident that you can work with electrical circuits that can be damaged by static electricity . Then by all means try cold swapping parts like the CPU as for the HDD unless you have a "Docking Cradle" then you might find it difficult with two separate O/S especially since the damaged one has more "curry"
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System Specs:

Dell Inc. OptiPlex GX280
Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3
3.00 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4
2552 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory
500.10 GB HDD

Current Video Card:

Name: Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family
Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
DAC Type: Internal
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Current Display Mode: 1400 x 1050 (32 bit) (60GHz)

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A:Graphics card for Dell Optiplex GX280 Mini-Tower?

Does installing a graphics card mean you can achieve higher resolutions on your LCD monitor?Click to expand...

That depends on the maximum resolution supported by your monitor.

What's your main reason to purchase the card? What's your budget?
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And yes I am adding a cpu cooler, the cm hyper 212+
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Holy smoke! ur 9800GT didn't last a year?I have 9800GT too of MSI 512MB Oc edition.How did your card died?I need to take precaution cause i want it to last at least another 2 years.

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A:I can see lights, fans are running, but screen is black

I think the first idea in this Guide may help
But you may need to contact HP again (if warranty still exists), here:
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RAM - 2GB DDR3 OCZ Platinum PC310666 7-7-7 @1.8v (new)
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A:No beep no screen, but fans/lights/components running

I'm by no means an expert but I had a similar problem with a new build last night. I never waited 10-15 minutes for it to post though so I don't know what it would have done. It appears my memory was bad. When I switched out memory sticks with some others I had in another build, it started right up.

The bent pins on the processors don't sound good however.
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A:Nvidia Geforce 9800 gtx+ x2 sli 100-120C temps

Hello Kenna, and Welcome to Techspot!

Now, Reguarding your problem, do you have a Full Tower or no? Also, what's your Budget?
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A:Newly built PC, will not boot into bios, fans and lights come on, no CPU beeps

Just in case, did you plug in the 8 pin CPU power supply connector to the motherboard?
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Just thought id let u guys know i bought a gtx in the end but it wouldnt fit it blocked my sata ports stupid micro atx no one mentioned that so maybe make a note that any card, too temps a high? to 9800GT Upgraded my are card above a gt will not fit a micro atx Upgraded to a 9800GT card, are my temps too high? if your sata ports are at the far right edge of your mother board so i got a gt single slot card that fits nicely and compared to my gt i get on a benchmark d test on performance test over fps on medium up from and fps on complicated up from also now fallout auto sets to high settings from low still ultra high to go but ahh well So i am very happy with my upgrade and very thank full for all your help in choosing upgrading my machine my idle temp for gpu before was and max load now its idle and on highest setting in game is that ok or too high also in evga precision my fan speed auto increases as heat goes up but doesnt go back down is that normal i have to untick auto on fan speed move the fan speed higher or lower and then it will begin to fall bk to its idle speed is that normal will it hit its peak and stay there even once its cooled down to its idle of or do u think evga is interfering nbsp

A:Upgraded to a 9800GT card, are my temps too high?

this is the one i got exept i have 1 gb ddr3
its a nice card doesnt need a 6 pin plug either takes all its power through board which is a plus for ppl with old machines
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im looking for the thermalright 120 i cant find it on newegg at all any help and the cheapest price would be nice

A:Where to buy a true tower 120?

Here you go:

though I believe the Prolimatech Megahelms often outperforms it, and it is the same price:
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Hi everyone I m new here and have read over some of the posts and stickies but have not found my issue I have a Dell Pentium R CPU GHz and GB RAM extra added tower - Dell monitor brightens/darkens 4550 overheating? by me I have never gotten any kind of Dell 4550 monitor brightens/darkens - tower overheating? warning or message that my tower fan was not working properly For the last couple of weeks I have noticed my computer monitor brightening a lot and then darkening screen is still readable and then going back to normal This will happen anywhere from to times in a two hour period I have been Dell 4550 monitor brightens/darkens - tower overheating? turning off the computer when not in use giving it a chance to cool down which I now realize was the worst thing to do Today when I went to fire it up for about the third time during the start-up Windows shut down quot to protect itself quot and gave me a blue screen message to turn off the computer and restart I did and have not had that issue again Dell 4550 monitor brightens/darkens - tower overheating? today I have placed a large fan behind the tower and the problem seems to have stopped for now which leads me to believe the problem is caused by overheating The tower casing was cleaned inside around months ago but was very dusty My questions Does this sound like a tower fan problem and how do I check that it is working properly Are there capacitors or something else I should be checking for heat damage and replacing I know I really just need a new computer but that won t be happening for a while so any help you could give me to keep this one sputtering along would be greatly appreciated Thanks much nbsp

A:Dell 4550 monitor brightens/darkens - tower overheating?

Hi Jeri, welcome to TS. I'm not sure specifically about the 4550, but I know most Dells will post a warning on boot if the fan isn't working properly. If you haven't seen the message, it's probably not the fan.

If you're up to it (which it sounds like you are if you upgraded the ram yourself), open it up and look if the fan is spinning while the computer's running and also while you're in there dust out the computer, especially the cpu cooler and video card heatsink. While cleaning it out, look at the capacitors on the motherboard and/or video card to make sure they aren't leaking or bulging. A cap should be flat on top, it should not be "pointy" or rounded on top or leaking from the top or bottom. I've seen bad caps on a 4550 before, close to the cpu socket (between the rear ports and cpu), so make sure to look to be sure. You may have to remove the green "air duct" to be able to see the caps on the board.

Also, are you sure the problem is with the computer and not the monitor? It almost sounds like you might be having a problem with the backlighting on the monitor (assuming it's an lcd). Any chance of testing the monitor on another computer to be sure?

I suppose there's always the possibility of a a failing power supply as well. Sometimes when a power supply is flaky (power fluctuations, noise, etc) it can cause weird issues like BSODs among other things. It's possible that your power supply fan could have failed, and if the power supply is overheating it could be acting up.

Best wishes.
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Putting together a build for a friend however I believe the motherboard may have been damaged or was fans off Build, no New mobo, beeps fan psu cpu not Mobo light, case powers green damaged upon my taking part New Build, Mobo green light, psu powers case fans off mobo, not cpu fan no beeps in the build I assembled the parts a w thermaltake psu an asus mobo e intel processor western digital hard drive New Build, Mobo green light, psu powers case fans off mobo, not cpu fan no beeps gigs of GSkill ati hd gpu and an LG dvd drive Posted gave an error message about cpu fan error I google it it seemed to be relatively harmless While in the bios the computer s signal disappeared I attempted a reboot to no avail No error codes cpu fan stopped spinning Removed memory no error code removed no error code case fan connected to the motherboard spins when powered on motherboard shows green light no signal detected I tested the processor in another rig and it worked fine and the cpu fan spun fine Tested another power supply with said motherboard and the motherboard fan would not spin and it would not post and no error codes Is my motherboard dead Any help would be greatly appreciated Thanks nbsp

A:New Build, Mobo green light, psu powers case fans off mobo, not cpu fan no beeps

check and recheck the connections on the board, if unsuccessful, make sure you haven t short-circuited the mobo, ...
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I have an ASUS M2N SLI deluxe Motherboard, an AMD 6400 Black edition and an Nvidia 8800GS graphics card and am concerned about the running temperatures.

Firstly the Motherboard's temp is often around 70 degrees or more, when simply broswing the web for half an hour. When i play games the motherboard's temp usually rises to about 75 degrees. The CPU is usually at 43 degrees when not gaming but when gaming it usually rises to above 50 degrees. I also noticed my graphics card reaches nearly 60 degrees when gaming.

Are these temperatures of any major concern- and if so what can i do to cool my components better???

thanks in advance!

A:Motherboard, CPU, GPU Temps Too High?

Those temps seem acceptable to me, but when you say 70 or more... what is 'more'?
Cooler is always better, the cooler it runs, the more efficient it runs. You can just add more fans, but one thing which is always overlooked (not directed to you) is failing to blow off any dust build up on the internal components of your PC. If you haven't done so, that alone will make a drastic improvement.
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My rear fan has 3 connections:

1 little plug to plug into the motherboard

1 big plug (male) to plug into the power supply cable

1 big plug (female) to plug into the power supply cable

I plugged the power connector to the male big plug comming from the power supply. this right?

Do i need to plug in the little cable connecotr to the motherboard even though the plugged the big connector to the power supply cable.


(MOBO: Intel DG43NB
Case: NZXT Whisper)

A:How do I hook up PC case fans to motherboard?

The smaller plug is so that your motherboard can detect the rpms, yes you can plug it in.