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Old 03-04-2012, 03:35 PM   #1
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Default GPU Problem (I Think)

I got a Dell XPS 8300 with 8gb ram i7-2600 and a nvidea gt530 (Nothing Special) GPU.
When i play microsoft flight on high the temp of the gpu goes to around 150f to 160f and when it gets high i start to notice faint black lines running across the screen. Should i upgrade my gpu or try cooling better or get a new moniter. The moniter a 21.5 samsung flat screen, I use VGA. Should i get a hdmi moniter.

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Old 03-05-2012, 02:40 AM   #2
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the black lines is called "heat spikes"
it happens when the GPU gets to hot. so you need to figure out a way to add more cooling. add an extra fan or/and clean fans and computers air outtake and intake.

off topic: check if your monitor got DVI. DVI has the same quality as HDMI. they are both digital signal instead of analog signal as the VGA delivers.

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Old 03-05-2012, 12:41 PM   #3
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If you've undone the heatsink from the card once to clean it, make sure you put thermal paste and second, a good airflow helps a lot.
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