Run your GPU cooler
Antony Leather shows you how to shave several degrees off your graphics card temperature
How to shave several degrees off your GPU temperature.
Whether your graphics card is brand-new or it’s been churning out frames for a year, there are plenty of tips for making it run cooler and faster. You can overclock it, of course, and fine-tune the fan profile curve, but you can even improve its cooling if you don’t mind getting your hands dirty.
The thermal paste provided with many graphics cards often isn’t up to the standard of high-performance thermal paste you can buy off the shelf, so replacing the old paste with a high-performance one will usually improve temperatures both at idle and load. If your graphics card has been chugging away for a while, it’s likely that some dust will have settled inside the cooler too; in this guide, we’ll look at changing the thermal paste and cleaning your graphics card’s heatsink to make it run cooler. However, changing the thermal paste will void your warranty so proceed at your own risk.