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GeForce GTS 250 overheating?
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GeForce GTS 250 overheating?
Okay, so, for the past few days, I've been keeping PCSX2 use quite limited (i.e. no more than 20 min at a time), as I've been quite concerned over the GPU temperature reaching what I believe to be somewhat dangerous levels. I'm using gpu-z to keep track and when idle, the temp is around 38-40 degrees Celsius (100 to 104 Fahrenheit). However, when using PS2, the temp reaches 52 to 55 Celsius (125 to 131 Fahrenheit). While I do expect the GPU to increase in temp. (because anything that utilizes 2D/3D is bound to do that), something about that is something I find worrisome. Should this be happening (I mean this much of an increase)? I haven't seen odd artifacts on the screen, but I did get the infamous "the display driver received an error but has recovered successfully" three times. Using compressed air did stop that, but who knows what's going on....

GPU: eVGA GeForce GTS 250 1024MB GDDR3
Direct X: 10.0 enabled
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit

And yes, I've been using PCSX2 for well over a year and a half (and I'm familiar with it), but I haven't used gpu-z (or any other similar program) to monitor the gpu until recently, because of those three errors.

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06-01-2010 05:51 PM
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RE: GeForce GTS 250 overheating?

if you check here even 72 are normal (the card can keep up until 85 +- i think)

so the problem lies somewhere else probably. remove the card and clean it properly, second install latest drivers cause maybe there is a problem there

also try making the fan run faster if its in the options of the driver if you are still concerned about temps

last the 52 temps at 100% usage are way too low try using everest ultimate maybe to compaire the temps of gpu-z and that one and i say that cause the card should be around 65 at least at 100% usage

edit: if you have problems after you do all that i mentioned be sure your card is not overclocked, but if its on stock and you still see artifacts (after doing all the above) maybe the card has a technical problem

edit2: fixed 4rth sentence

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(This post was last modified: 06-01-2010 06:30 PM by iakoboss7.)
06-01-2010 06:25 PM
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sakraycore Offline

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RE: GeForce GTS 250 overheating?
52-55C is okay. If it gets over 90C then I would be concerned.
06-01-2010 06:47 PM
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RE: GeForce GTS 250 overheating?
"the display driver received an error but has recovered successfully"

I'd try making a clean driver install (removing all old drivers and using drivercleaner/driversweeper after), and maybe installing older drivers too.

Those temps aren't close to dangerous.

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06-01-2010 10:27 PM
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RE: GeForce GTS 250 overheating?
It's normal for the gpu to make a higher temp in load.
The gpu will certainly get a lot hotter than this whilst running pc games.

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(This post was last modified: 06-03-2010 01:46 PM by ChronicNL.)
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