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 09/25/2009 12:16 AM
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Now I don't know if this is normal, but I have a Nvidia GTS 250 1 Gig dedicated over-clocked version and even running visualization on media player my processor temp goes up 5 degrees on each core and if I am playing even a game like Halo 2 PC on a reletivly low resolution, it goes from 48ish C up to 70 C in only 5 minutes. It even got to 70 C after playing 10 minutes of Runescape! I've got enough power getting to the fans, I had to buy a 850 watt after I got the new graphics card.
I even got 3 gigs (4 actually, but I only have 32bit Vista)

http://s294.photobucket.com/al...ent=processortemp.jpg

Any ideas?
 09/25/2009 01:06 AM
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Well your temps look about right for your cpu during gaming with a stock heat sink.
(whats shown in your pix).
When was the last time you replaced your thermal paste?
Try gaming with your side panel off and watch your temps.
 09/25/2009 01:16 AM
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The temp shown in the picture, yes it was mostly idle, but 5 minutes after starting a game it goes to 70 C.
I have no idea what thermal paste is and what do you mean by side panel?

Also why, during idle time, is core #0 always hotter when more of the load is on core #1

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 09/25/2009 10:10 AM
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Download/install a program called Riva Tuner:

The default fan speed on the 200 series cards is 40%.
This program will allow you to adjust your GTS 250 fan speed, I suggest 75% or higher.
Increasing your cards fan speed will dramatically reduce your GPU temp.

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 09/25/2009 10:43 PM
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Great program NemesisChild!

I think the main problem though is that there was too much dust. I took it to the air compressor and cleaned it out and it seems to work fine now. But one question on Riva Tuner, if I use the overclocking feature, will it void the warrenty?
 09/26/2009 12:08 PM
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Originally posted by: UnknownTBeast

Great program NemesisChild!



I think the main problem though is that there was too much dust. I took it to the air compressor and cleaned it out and it seems to work fine now. But one question on Riva Tuner, if I use the overclocking feature, will it void the warrenty?


No, it will not void your warranty if your overclock your 260.

What brand (EVGA, BFG, etc.) is your GTS 250?

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 09/26/2009 12:45 PM
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BFG
 09/26/2009 01:17 PM
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BFG support overclocking with in reason.

They also have a double life time warranty.

Just keep in mind that the higher your GPU is OC'ed the higher the power drain and the higher the temps.

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