1. Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 74
    Win 10 64
       2 Weeks Ago #1

    Is there an inexpensive way to lower GPU temp.?


    Hello

    My PC do froze occasionally. When doing the FurMark test, I do see that the temp is reaching nearly 100 'C on my GT 630 card. I know better now what I low end price card can and can't do.

    Can't be sure if the temperature do cause my PC problem, but it probably don't help.

    Fan and heatsink has been cleaned.

    Should I look for new card, knew casing, new fan, water cooling or a lower priced solution?

    Martin
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  2. Join Date : Dec 2015
    Posts : 48
    Windows 10 Home x64 v1511, many others virtualized
       2 Weeks Ago #2

    Furmark is known to generate extreme load of GPU. Test it using your favorite game. But frozen PC may have different causes, you didn't write when (under which circumstances) it comes.

    There are programs able to control fan speed, MSI Afterburner for example. If it doesn't help, try to lower gpu and vram clock temporarily by mentioned software, or permanently by VGA BIOS modding by NiBiTor (not recommended if your graphics card is still under warranty or if you have limited experience).
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  3. Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 74
    Win 10 64
       2 Weeks Ago #3

    Hello valihrach

    Thanks for the reply

    I don't play game with my PC, i'm charting data. Whenever I do load a massive historic data file, I do hear the fan speed increasing. The problem is intermittent, and lately, it do occur more frequently. My PC just froze. Nothing to do with it other than pressing the reset button. Often, problem do occur will I'm not using the PC. PC is always running. Only LCD turned off. No hibernation nor saving low power mode. Do problem do occur while there is something on the screen. Never when the screen are blank.

    I do suspect one of the two graphic cards and the BlueScreenView do report problem with the Nvidia drivers.

    I just post another tread about how to lower the GPU frequency. Can't say if it could help

    I'm including the BlueScreenView Report

    Martin
    Is there an inexpensive way to lower GPU temp.? Attached Files
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  4. Join Date : Dec 2015
    Posts : 48
    Windows 10 Home x64 v1511, many others virtualized
       2 Weeks Ago #4

    Please fill in your system specs; hope you don't have the "nForce + GeForce" combination. What you can try:
    - remove one of the GeForce cards
    - downgrade to driver version 314.22
    - check CPU and GPU temps and fans using CPUID HW Monitor while data loading.
    It seems to me as unstable system rather than pure GPU problem.
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  5. Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 74
    Win 10 64
       2 Weeks Ago #5

    Hello valirach


    I'm not in front of my pc.

    -How do I check if I got nForce & GeForce combinaison. If so can I resolve that?

    - Don't know how to downgrade driver, will do research.

    - How can I check my PC stability. It's seem that every time that it froze, problem related to the graphic card, but I may be in the wrong path..

    Martin
    Montreal, Canada
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  6. Join Date : Dec 2015
    Posts : 48
    Windows 10 Home x64 v1511, many others virtualized
       2 Weeks Ago #6

    Hi arjfca,

    you surely have GeForce graphics card(s); nForce is nVidia chipset present on some older motherboards. If you don't know which mobo you have, CPU-Z program may help - it detects some mobos. Also check your processor type.

    Downgrading driver:
    - download Display Driver Uninstaller and wushowhide.diagcab (you may use google to find them)
    - run DDU as admin (safe mode is not needed), uncheck Reboot box, click to Uninstall, don't reboot
    - immediately after that run wushowhide, untick Fix automatically, Next, click to Hide updates
    - select all that nVidia stuff, click to Hide button
    - restart; your system shouldn't install new nVidia drivers anymore
    - download 314.22-desktop-win8-win7-winvista-64bit-english-whql.exe from nVidia site if you have 64bit system or 314.22-desktop-win8-win7-winvista-32bit-english-whql.exe
    - run as admin, Custom Install, select only vga driver + hdmi + physx, nothing more.

    Please remove your 550Ti card first, then downgrade driver - it may help. If it doesn't, then use HWMonitor program - it shows temperatures and fan speeds of both processor and graphics card. Observe them while opening your big data file (in which program?) As the next step, I recommend to borrow and try some Radeon card.

    Regards,
    Valihrach
    Prague, Europe
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  7. Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 74
    Win 10 64
       2 Weeks Ago #7

    valihrach said: View Post
    Hi arjfca,

    you surely have GeForce graphics card(s); nForce is nVidia chipset present on some older motherboards. If you don't know which mobo you have, CPU-Z program may help - it detects some mobos. Also check your processor type.

    Downgrading driver:
    - download Display Driver Uninstaller and wushowhide.diagcab (you may use google to find them)
    - run DDU as admin (safe mode is not needed), uncheck Reboot box, click to Uninstall, don't reboot
    - immediately after that run wushowhide, untick Fix automatically, Next, click to Hide updates
    - select all that nVidia stuff, click to Hide button
    - restart; your system shouldn't install new nVidia drivers anymore
    - download 314.22-desktop-win8-win7-winvista-64bit-english-whql.exe from nVidia site if you have 64bit system or 314.22-desktop-win8-win7-winvista-32bit-english-whql.exe
    - run as admin, Custom Install, select only vga driver + hdmi + physx, nothing more.

    Please remove your 550Ti card first, then downgrade driver - it may help. If it doesn't, then use HWMonitor program - it shows temperatures and fan speeds of both processor and graphics card. Observe them while opening your big data file (in which program?) As the next step, I recommend to borrow and try some Radeon card.

    Regards,
    Valihrach
    Prague, Europe
    Hello again

    Did removed the GTX 550 ti card, then removed and re installed the drivers. Now, PC does not recognize after re-installing the GTX 550 ti, card.

    Both card are Nvidia and GeForce.

    Graphic card: GTX 550 ti
    GeForce GT 630
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  8. Join Date : Oct 2014
    Trnava
    Posts : 1,625
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       2 Weeks Ago #8

    You can try undervolting, it works miracles for CPUs, but it takes a lot of testing to get a lower voltage and keep stability.
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  9. Join Date : Dec 2015
    Posts : 48
    Windows 10 Home x64 v1511, many others virtualized
       1 Week Ago #9

    Hello Martin,

    why did you put the 550ti back? There is absolutely no need to have multiple GPUs unless you play games (using SLI), or make massive parallelized computations (and in this case, your application has to know how to use GPU), or use multitude of monitors. Furthermore, in the case of system instability because of weak power source, removing spare GPU reduces load of PCI Express power lines which may increase stability.

    Please try to use your system with only one card installed.

    Regards,
    Valihrach
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