A few days ago while I was playing Quake 4, my video card starting complaining of overheating problems. I have tried my best to solve this problem myself, but I just can't figure this out. Here are my specs:
Windows XP Service Pack 2
1 GB Dual DDR2 memory
ECS Elitegroup 915P-A Motherboard
3.2 GHz Pentium 4 Processor with Hyper-Threading
This link has my video card: Here
SATA 120 GB Hard Drive
Creative SB0410 SB Live! 24-bit Sound Card
420 W Power Supply
16X DVDRW Drive
Other little details I can include: All dust from the computer has been cleaned out two days ago. I have one side fan sucking air in and two fans in the back sucking air out. Fan speed measured to be 2500 RPM. The video card's fan I don't notice any slow-downs or problems with it. I have video card connected to the top PCI-Express slot and my sound card in a PCI slot is three slots down. There are no cables whatsoever on the front side of the card. Most importantly: The video card or CPU has NOT been overclocked and I've been playing Quake 4 like I always have with no problems before.
Idle GPU Temperature for Video Card:
Idle Ambient Temperature for Video Card:
Quake 4 Hottest GPU Temperature:
Quake 4 Hottest Ambient Temperature:
I've honestly run out of ideas. If anyone can help me, that would be great.