dansephhill

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Afternoon all,

So my desktop has been having some problems when I play Dota 2 (I haven't experienced/"tested" it on any other game yet). Randomly, my desktop fan will go incredibly loud and the display will turn off. I can still hear game sounds or discord in the background so I know it is not the motherboard or anything overheating.
Upon taking the side of the case off, I felt my GPU is very hot, and it's the GPU fan that is incredibly loud.

I have tried using compressed air to clean out the entire computer and graphics card of any dust that's built up, but that hasn't solved it. It occurs randomly; whether it be through hours of gaming, or only a few minutes of being on Dota. There are some days where I can play for hours on a day, and days in a row and I don't have this problem, whereas other days (for example today) I played about 20 minutes of a game and it just crashed on me.

Is this my GPU overheating or is it dying of long life?
What is the cheapest solution to fixing this?

I have a GTX 760 (old, needs updating but a broke University student).

Thanks in advance,
Dan
 

512-Bit

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My suggestion to you is to get a GTX 1650 or used 1060 to replace your old 760.
If you don't want to replace your card, you can try to re-apply the thermal paste to the graphics card as well.
 

dansephhill

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My suggestion to you is to get a GTX 1650 or used 1060 to replace your old 760.
If you don't want to replace your card, you can try to re-apply the thermal paste to the graphics card as well.
I don't think I can afford a new GPU as it stands. However, I was checking out the 1050ti. How much of an improvement is this on my 760?
Or is it still worth spending another £80 or more and get a 1060?

Reapplying the thermal paste was also something I was considering, how difficult is it to do in relation to the CPU? I have previously heard it can be slightly challenging, but I know it's a much cheaper fix than a whole new graphics card.
 

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