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Old 14th July 2011, 10:01 PM
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Oh man, did you really just mention graphics card drivers again? Try looking several posts back, already discussed.

Hey James, if you are saying that shutting the system down, and powering it back up fixes it, the only possible issue could be a overheated GPU. Didn't you say the fan died? The fan draws cool air to the heatsink, without that you're done for. You have to either get a new fan or just replace the card. Is that not an option? You can probably find that card or a similar one on ebay for $5. It's probably an AGP slot.
Yes the fan died. So that's why I think it is overheating. Wouldn't I want that fan first though? Because if I just bought another video-card wouldn't it just overheat again?
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Old 14th July 2011, 10:05 PM
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My theory is that the motherboard doesn't know when to cut the graphics some slack. So update it. which is what a bios update is. Updates motherboard.

Be VERY CAREFUL!!! If you mess up a bios update, your computer may NEVER come on. It is very critical.
Lol I don't even know what I bios update is, how do you do it?
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Old 14th July 2011, 10:10 PM
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modern BIOSs have recovery.
I have no idea how to do a BIOS update, and chances are I'm going to fuck up since I'm a bit of a noob.
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Old 15th July 2011, 12:38 AM
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i mean, modern BIOSs should have automated recovery if an update fucks up
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I have updated the drivers lots of times. And still there it is.
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Lol I hope not.
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Yes the fan died. So that's why I think it is overheating. Wouldn't I want that fan first though? Because if I just bought another video-card wouldn't it just overheat again?
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Lol I don't even know what I bios update is, how do you do it?
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I have no idea how to do a BIOS update, and chances are I'm going to fuck up since I'm a bit of a noob.
lmao! combo breaker
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Old 15th July 2011, 01:41 AM
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Scrap the bios update. It is the fan. The card doesn't appear damaged itself. What I want you to do is move the fan manually. Power completely off. It may just be clogged up and need a helping hand.
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Old 15th July 2011, 02:14 AM
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lmao! combo breaker
C-c-c-combo breaker. Lol
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Old 15th July 2011, 02:16 AM
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Scrap the bios update. It is the fan. The card doesn't appear damaged itself. What I want you to do is move the fan manually. Power completely off. It may just be clogged up and need a helping hand.
Okay that seems right, I'm going to try that. I think the last time I checked up on the fans they were clogged up with dust.
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Old 15th July 2011, 03:03 AM
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I assumed that we were discussing the fan on the video card itself. Is that correct, or does it just have a heatsink? By all means, ensure the case is clear of dust and the case fans are working first. Those are easy to replace if necessary.
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Old 15th July 2011, 03:37 AM
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I assumed that we were discussing the fan on the video card itself. Is that correct, or does it just have a heatsink? By all means, ensure the case is clear of dust and the case fans are working first. Those are easy to replace if necessary.


I'm pretty sure video cards have their own fan.

Use a Hoover to clean the insides.
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