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      10-06-2010, 11:15 PM   #1
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Need someone computer savy (GPU and Mainboard overheating)

So I am having tons of issues with graphics corruption on different games and started to dig a bit to see if I could find out what the problem is. So I get a temperature monitor (ATI CCC not working...) and it says my "Mainboard" (don't know what that is to be honest) is reading at 94.0 Celsius! which I know enough to know that is very hot. I also have a GPU temp of 80.0 Celsius. Now what are some things I can do to get these things cooled down? My system is liquid cooled with about 4 fans.

So my question is, should just adding some simple fans (or one big fan) solve these problem? Or is it possible that my GPU or Mainboard (Motherboard?) is damaged to where it can not cool itself down? The reason I say this is that my CPU1 is at 29.0C, my CPU2 is at 43.0C, and my CPU0 Core is at 30.0C, but yet those other two major components are running so hot.

An help would be greatly appreciated.

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well obviously your liquid cooling system is not working...
so perhaps look into that

a liquid cooled system should run at below room temperature
my PC with 3 fans runs @ 27 Celsius

try keeping the case open
it helps a lot and check your liquid cooling setup
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Wow! That's really hot, especially for water cooling.
I've never used agua cooling so I can't help you with that.

i can tell you that air flow is very important. I have one of the Antec 900 cases and that dropped my temps big time. Even more than the Zalman CPU and GPU coolers did.
If you have plenty of fans and good air circulation you can avoid heat buildup.
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I would check the watercooling setup, sounds like it's not cooling it properly. What video card do you have?
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If your "mainboard" means t junction then it is fine... usually 100C. If your graphics card is relatively new then 80C is fine as well. The main problem would seem to be the differences in core temperature on the two cores. Your heatsink might not be seated correctly causing one side to not get cooled.
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well obviously your liquid cooling system is not working...
so perhaps look into that

a liquid cooled system should run at below room temperature
my PC with 3 fans runs @ 27 Celsius

try keeping the case open
it helps a lot and check your liquid cooling setup
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I would check the watercooling setup, sounds like it's not cooling it properly. What video card do you have?
I'm guessing I have to change that liquid every so often for it to work properly? lol


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If your "mainboard" means t junction then it is fine... usually 100C. If your graphics card is relatively new then 80C is fine as well. The main problem would seem to be the differences in core temperature on the two cores. Your heatsink might not be seated correctly causing one side to not get cooled.
Ah okay, will have to look at my card.


For reference I have 2 crossfired Radeon 4870s

The computer is orginally from Alienware but since my warranty ran out they kind of left my high and dry here. Yes I'm aware Alienwares are overpriced. I will not be purchasing one again due to the super crappy materials they use. Constant hardware failures. (like every few months something goes wrong) Had I known when I bought the CPU that it was owned by Dell I would have passed them over.

FYI, just put a decent house fan on the open case and the mainboard temp stayed the same, and the GPU temp is actually climbing! (only 4.0c but still)
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Your water cooler heat sink is not in contact with your CPU chip. It might just be loose, or the grease needs to be replaced. If the heat from the CPU doesn't get transferred to the water cooler, the extra air circulating in the case won't help you.
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