Can overheating cause fps drop

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3 years ago#1
I run a nvidia 9800m pts card, and when im not playing a game it sits at about 65 C. im able to play hd at 60 fps. After about 15 minutes, it drops my fps to 4 or 5 for a good 30 seconds, then goes back to 60 for a minute, and the cycle continues. When i check the temp, it is over 100 C. Could this be the cause of my fps drop?
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3 years ago#2
That temp is extremely high and not ok.
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3 years ago#3
Yes, absolutely.

You need to cool that baby down.

Vacuum the case of dust bunnies (turn PC off of course). And the vents. And the power supply. Everything you can clean of dust really.

If you have to remove the video card to clean the heat sink and fan well, then do it.

I was hitting 100 deg C on Lord of the Rings Online. Cleaned out everything and now running 20 deg C cooler.


A clean computer is a happy computer. Please clean before your card cooks itself.


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3 years ago#4
Thanks for the replies
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3 years ago#5
Was expecting to see an "80 degrees" and lol saying that that is still safe.

But over 100?! Wow haha. Yea that's pushing it. Most pcs usually have a failsafe that shuts off the system at that high of a temperature though.....
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3 years ago#6
SkrallRampager posted...
Was expecting to see an "80 degrees" and lol saying that that is still safe.

But over 100?! Wow haha. Yea that's pushing it. Most pcs usually have a failsafe that shuts off the system at that high of a temperature though.....


That's his graphics card's temperature tho. It won't shut down the computer. Besides, some nvidia cards are really made to go that high, not sure if the op's card is one of them.
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3 years ago#7
Your cards frying man. I have 9800 gtx and it runs 45c with no load, and then playing a game it gets to 65-75c depending on the game
3 years ago#8
mine goes up to 80... any higher, and i get like 30 FPS instead of 60.

I have an Nvidia card as well.
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3 years ago#9
Good god... I haven't seen 100c on anything in my systems since
-trying to overclock an i7 920 with the stock cooler in an Alienware case
-trying to overclock an i7 920 to 4.8ghz, loooool xD
3 years ago#10
How does one check the temp of their pc?
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