Question How to deal with an old graphics card?

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I know that the usual cleaning of the card helps in temps but overheating on my radeon r7 240 is such a problem to my valorant sessions. I tried changing the thermal paste multiple times and a thermal paste that came with my cpu seems to help.

The solution has been underclocking core and memory but I can't sacrifice performance to keep having 45fps. Fps matters on the game :kek:
 

VenB

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Maybe it is time to get a new gpu, sigh.. but even old cards are expensive on my area so that's why I'm trying to squize every ounce of Performance on this thing
 

Tac 25

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performance comes at a price. Sometimes you just have to fork out some money for more performance.

a GT 1030 would perform better than the gpu you are currently using.
 
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I know that the usual cleaning of the card helps in temps but overheating on my radeon r7 240 is such a problem to my valorant sessions. I tried changing the thermal paste multiple times and a thermal paste that came with my cpu seems to help.

The solution has been underclocking core and memory but I can't sacrifice performance to keep having 45fps. Fps matters on the game :kek:
This is about your basic problem.




Now, Valorant has fairly low requirements, but basically, you're slagging a non-gaming GPU from a decade ago. There's no real solution because, inevitably, power is heat. Maybe you can rubber band a couple of fans on and get a little better airflow, but your practical options are extremely limited.
 
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VenB

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This is about your basic problem.




Now, Valorant has fairly low requirements, but basically, you're slagging a non-gaming GPU from a decade ago. There's no real solution because, inevitably, power is heat. Maybe you can rubber band a couple of fans on and get a little better airflow, but your practical options are extremely limited.
An entry level for 2022 is like 2 months worth of food for me.
 

VenB

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What temps are you seeing?
Are you confident you reapplied thermal paste correctly?
Have you tried software to increase fan curve?
I saw it reach 95°c when defaults is applied.

And so uh quick question, I use Radeon software to modify the performance of the card, if you were to increase power control, what would happen?
 

VenB

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This is about your basic problem.




Now, Valorant has fairly low requirements, but basically, you're slagging a non-gaming GPU from a decade ago. There's no real solution because, inevitably, power is heat. Maybe you can rubber band a couple of fans on and get a little better airflow, but your practical options are extremely limited.
Welp I strapped on 2 6x6cm fans on the gpu with a couple of rubber hair bands and I'm gett consistent temps below 70 on furmark atleast for now.
 

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