Posted 25 April 2012 - 06:31 PM
My specs are in my signature. Before having this GTS430, I had a nVidia 8500GT which got overheated or something while I was playing GTA IV. The game was loading when suddenly a black screen appeared and I had to reset the PC, and after the boot screen, everything was on 800x600 and 8-bit colours. The PC stopped recognizing my video card and has only used the onboard one. Anyway, I bought this new video card, which I KNOW it's not a gaming-designed card, but I can get 28 FPS on a 1280x1024 resolution (native resolution for my monitor). My concern is that this card may also overheat unexpectedly and I don't want to burn another card again. I have no program to monitor GPU temperature in-game, so I want to know if it's okay to continue playing GTA IV or I might risk burning the card again?