Question My GPU is consistently running way too hot

Feb 23, 2019
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Specs:
Operating System
Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
CPU
Intel Core i7 970 @ 3.20GHz 27 °C
Gulftown 32nm Technology
RAM
24.0GB Triple-Channel DDR3 @ 533MHz (8-8-8-20)
Motherboard
ASUSTeK Computer INC. Rampage III Formula (LGA1366) 36 °C
Graphics
SyncMaster (1680x1050@60Hz)
3072MB ATI AMD Radeon R9 200 / HD 7900 Series (Gigabyte) 63 °C
Storage
1863GB Western Digital WDC WD2003FZEX-00SRLA0 ATA Device (SATA ) 30 °C
223GB ADATA SP550 SCSI Disk Device (SATA (SSD)) 36 °C
Optical Drives
HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH24LS70 ATA Device
Audio
Realtek High Definition Audio

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So seemingly overnight some issues started to manifest in my PC. All of a sudden my GPU started getting really hot from very little input.

I'm talking shutting down due to overheating from watching YouTube.

I've done a system restore, multiple malware scans, taken apart the GPU and applied a new coat of thermal paste, and tried dropping the temperature in my room.

That said, I opened the case just now while it was running and noticed that the GPU fans aren't running.

How do I solve this issue?
 
Feb 23, 2019
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Is it really that simple? The things whir to life if I poke at the wire a bit, but only for a brief moment.

If it's really as easy as just buying a 20 dollar replacement then I feel like an idiot for the last 7 hours.


At least nobody can say I don't love my computer.
 

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