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06-16-2012 03:21 PM
I'm on Vista SP2 64 bit. I've done everything I've seen suggested to help the problem. I downloaded PCWizard and it reports my NVidia GeForce 9100 temperature is 61C when I boot, is 104C during surfing, and is 120C when playing CIV5. Nothing in the computer feels that hot, but this is the only problem I can find. IS it a problem and if so what can I do about it?
06-16-2012 08:06 PM
Update: I already tried removing the side panel cover and it did no good. But then I tried setting a house fan to blow on the exposed mobo. That worked great! I still need some advice on the problem because I'm not comfortable with the computer open with a fan blowing into it.
06-17-2012 09:18 AM - edited 06-17-2012 10:57 AM
You should be thankful that computer is still working. The M2N78-LA Violet motherboard has been infamous.
The NVidia controller chip over-heats, and you lose all Sata (drive and DVD). That said, it's still working.
Download HWMonitor ver 1.19 setup (free) to monitor more temps (CPU) : http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html
As the 9100 is a minimum card, I would set CIV5 to minimum settings and report the new temps.
The temp is excessive, but that's an onboard graphics NVidia chip also. There are fan kits you can get.
Or you could install a new dedicated PCIEx16 graphics card and new power supply. Avg $150-200+/-.
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