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Broken Graphics card?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by NeoGraim, Aug 26, 2009.

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  1. NeoGraim

    NeoGraim Thread Starter

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    Hello there. My computers been acting up, slowing down and such, for a good couple months. However for the past couple days its been shutting down on me after 10 minutes (tops) of being powered on. I think its the graphics card.

    I have an ATI Radeon (a newer one, only a couple months older than my computer issues) and i just logged on to my computer and figured i'd look at the control center. I had overdrive on and so i shut that off, hoping it would help the tempurature, and no, to my disdane i watched as the graphics card tempurature skyrocketed from 70 c to over 110c and eventually the computer just shut off (not long after)

    Can anyone help me out? Is there a driver i could get or something to prevent this overheating?


    Any help will be greatly appreciated, thank you!
     
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    Make sure the fan on the card is actually running.
    Make sure your power supply has enough power
    to run the card and the rest of the components
    in the computer.
    Make sure there is adequate cooling in the case.

    Might try ATI tool to setup a fan profile and increase the fan speed.
    Many cards ship with the fan speed set low.
    http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/Tweaking/ATITool/
     
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