I recently upgraded my graphics card to an NVIDIA GTX 560 2GB Charged, also upgrading my powerpack from 400W to 600W respectively.
This was a few days ago.
Tonight, my system appears to be overheating considerably quick and worryingly. This is within a period of 5-10 minutes of loading the game, or other games for that matter.
Checking on Speedfan, it is my GPU (graphics card) which is the main, if only issue.
HD1 goes up to about 48 degrees at a push, but it mainly sits idle at 40-43 on average,
Temp 1 goes up a little, but temp 2 is fine, temp 3 doesn't exist for my system (known by most as a false reading so it is removed).
I have attempted to run MSI AFTERBURNER to increase fan speed etc in a bid to help, but find that within a matter of minutes, the temperature goes up to almost 95 and freezes my system, even if i do so with the side panel off my pc (side panel being where the fans are near).
As I write this, the temperatures show on SPEEDFAN as follows:
This is with the side panel off at the moment, and 5 minutes or so after closing swtor off.
Can anyone advise please? Do I need a new case, better fans etc, or is it something screwed? :S
Are you over clocking that vid card? It shouldnt be getting that high under load.My GTX 680 doesnt even break 55 while in SWTOR.
Maybe try using EVGA Precision X to control your fans,I am not familiar with Afterburner.
What case do you have?Are you sure the fan in turning on the vid card?I recently had a plug stuck up against the vid fan of a pc I was working on causing the fan to not work.The temps at idle look good on all of your components,HD's a lil high for newer ones but older ones thats about right,my HD's idle at 28.but and older one I have for storage idles around 44.
Also what are you in game video setting? Try turning everything down low and see what the temps run,then start cranking up the settings a small amount at a time and test the temps.Would be best to turn shadows,Anti-Aliasing,scopic filtering(cant remember the exact name right now), and V-Sync off as those cause some of the biggest performance and temp hits to the vid card.
Heating is one of my least knowledgable areas for computers but those numbers you posted look pretty normal to me. My cpu regularlay runs between 45-55 degrees not gaming and around 65 degrees while gaming I can't say about my GPU because I don't have software to track it but since it's a 6950 it would be pretty hot.
Since you put in a new PSU and Video Card it is possible that your wiring is disrupting your airflow. It would be helpful to have picture of your case and it's insides also some clarification of what actually is overheating would be helpful too.
As for the 2nd,is that whine up sound the HD? Some clicking is normal especially on older HD's.
Does it post at all or give any beeps?Does your case or mobo even have a speaker attached? Those beeps can tell you certain things.If you arent getting any beeps,try removing the vid card then boot,see if it gives any beeps.You should get a long beep best I remember.You can also try removing all ram and see if you get a series of beeps.Hopefully nothing got zapped while you were swapping out cards.
I recognized the hard drive sound right away -- it's the sound of a hard drive trying to spin up but being unable to. Most of the time I've seen this happen is due to a faulty power supply, so that's the first thing I'd check. Of course it could be the hard drive has failed, but given that it was working prior to your upgrade it's more likely a power issue. You can try swapping in the old unit temporarily, if you still have it. If the system boots, then we've identified the source of at least one of your problems and can go from there.
I have to agree with ItsMeZed, it sounds like it's a PSU issue, some power supplys can be a little volatile from some brands as a result of being considerably cheaper - my advice is never buy a CET power supply and always get a high quality one, even if it means your spending more for supposedly less power, it's worth bearing in mind though cheaper PSUs like those from CET, rarely ever perform as well as they will say, so whilst the figures on the box look more impressive, they likely aren't. What brand is your PSU?
If it's a relativly cheap one, imho get a Corsair PSU and you can't really go wrong.
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I hope you sort your issue out, PC troubles can be a real pain.