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Lately my computer has been having the issue of overheating. I have 2 fans inside my computer. I cleaned the fans with compressed air and still having issues. I play a lot of games like World of Warcraft and lately Minecraft. Even when I play Minecraft my FPS will drop.. The only way I can keep a good frame rate is by opening the side panel and having a fan blow into my computer. I heard this is a bad idea but my computer will not stop overheating... What can I do to cool it down??
 

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Howdy,

Lets see if we can find what is overheating....Video card or CPU or maybe both

Download and install hwmonitor
and see what the temps etc are. Download the 1.17 setup, english on the righthand side.
....take a reading when not running the game CPU(core) and GPU Video card and post them. (Just a screenshot of results is fine)

Then run the game for 10min or so and take another reading post the results
 

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Yeah the fan is spinning. I checked last night. I cleaned the whole thing out a few weeks ago and again last night.. Is there anything I can do to cool it down? Or do you think it's just time to get a new card? :/
 

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I never had this issue in the past so I'm guessing it is wearing out. I put in the stock video card for now. I still have my box from when I first bought my NVIDIA and it says lifetime warranty so I'll see if I can get a new one...
 

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Video card wearing out????

Give me a break.

That video card IS too hot. No doubt about it.

But it can only be hot if the fan isn't spinning fast enough or if the heat sink is clogged with dust. The fan could be spinning too slowly because (a) the fan bearing is either bad or clogged with dirt (which, effectively, is the same thing as bad) or (b) there is a driver problem.

I don't recall the details, but Nvidia did put out a driver in the not-distant past that was not correctly handling the fan. The word got around, the problem was fixed, and Nvidia recommended an upgrade (which is available on their site).

You should look into the driver possibility. Also, if your fan isn't spinning and your video card does what you want it to do...well...a new fan is a lot cheaper than a new video card.
 

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Well I cleaned the video card fan out.. I always check for new drivers every week. I could check for a new one but about 2 weeks ago is when it just started getting hot out of no where. I opened up the side panel and I see it spinning. I don't know what the deal is.
 
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