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graphics card overheats

Discussion in 'Graphic cards' started by Sankalp, Mar 18, 2006.

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  1. Sankalp

    Sankalp New Member

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    i have a MSI starforce Geforce fx 5200 128 mb graphics card. recently the graphics card has started to heat up a lot and the screen goes blank when it heats up too much. I have positioned a fan under its heatsink which keeps the pc going for a longer time. but the card still overheats and shuts down within 20 mins. Earlier XP reported that there was a problem with the driver. but even after updating the driver the problem exists. moreover the heating problem is taken place even though no movies or games r being played and neither the card has been overclocked.

    Does ne1 know where the problem lies? (In one site i read that the vga card has a tendency to heat up bfore failing. Is it true?)
     
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    Either u'r AGP or PCI-X slot has become faulty or SMPS is supplying less power due to which the graphics card is in a strain/stress.
    Check both the possibilities.

    Lastly, graphics card may have become faulty.
     
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    so how do i check where the problem lies? in AGP or smps or the 3d card :roll:
     
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    hi

     
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    Try putting u'r agp card in another PC.
    If it works there, then probably u'r agp slot or u'r smps is faulty.

    If it doesnt work there, i mean if it overheats in another system too, then agp card is faulty.

    Also try putting a new or borrowed agp card in u'r system, if it works then u'r agp card is faulty.
     
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    Attach a fan over ur GPU.
     
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    Yup did that! but when i start any 3d game the display goed poof!!!
     
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    Since, none of the above mentioned solutions helped u, my guess is, u'r display card has gone kaput!!!!
    Get it checked...
    Time to buy a new display card.
     
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