Graphics card overheating

hk80

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Hi im running geforce 9500 GT.

It's worked well for me for a long time, until i installed a new driver.

Than i noticed some problems:

On WoW ive been having low fps problems occasionally, i learned it was due to my card overheating.
with 105 C being the temp max on the nvidia.com spec sheet, i found that during one of those fps spikes my card was 111 C.

It wven caused problems with lag with older games like warcraft III
i checked temp and it was about the spec sheet max.

Is my best bet so that i wont realy have to worry about overheating or about fps problems from different sorces to just buy a better card?
 

Duesouth

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get rivatuner and adjust it so that is will be at 50c
might need to set it past 50% speed fan
solve the problem for me with my ati radeon hd 4870 1 gig gdr5 was always at 85c-90c, with rivatuner got it down to 35-45c idle and 50-55c under load