Help needed!!


New Member
Aug 7, 2016
Hi, this is dark . I am a Noob when it comes to computer builds and graphic software, i have a Alienware Andromeda R 5 X51 with GTX 645..

Recently i have problems with the GPU overheating to 100 C and the fan speed at 90 %. also the FPS drops in games like overwatch ( which i run at low settings ) to 30 fps from 60 . i have checked the system processes and could find no answer ..

also kindly help me if i can and should upgrade my Graphics card / RAM and the most cost effective way fr that as well as i am completely clueless

My specs are : Win 10 / i5 3330 CPUc@ 3.00 Ghz with 8 gb ram 64 bit system

withG Geforce GTX 645 /128 bit / 1024 mb GDDR5.

Thanks in advance


New Member
Sep 4, 2016
It sounds like your GPU is overheating and the card is reducing the clock speed. Your fan may be dead or blocked with a cable, or the heatsink may have become unseated, or the thermal compound has gone.
Remove the card and take off the heatsink, reapply thermal compound and reseat.