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Over-Heating resets my computer

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Brent4, Sep 19, 2003.

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  1. Brent4

    Brent4 Thread Starter

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    A few months ago I bought a new video card (nVidia GF 4200). Since that time I've had problems with my computer reseting due to over-heating when I run 3D graphical applications. As a temporary solution I removed the side panel of my tower and am using a fan to blow fresh air directly at the video card.

    I'm not overclocking the cpu or the video card as far as I know. Is there a way I can prevent my computer from resetting all the time, perhaps by raising the temperature tolerance of the computer, without using a fan to keep it cool?

    Thanks.

    Brent
     
  2. Aaron.W

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    Are there any places in your tower for optional fans? Your solution might literally be a snap. ;]
     
  3. rockinmale

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    If your having a overheating problem. Where you have to remove the cover and put a house fan next to it. The problem has to be the case/tower your using. There must not be enough air flow into and out of the case. In order to get good ventilation you should have a case fan on the lower front of the tower as well as the back wall of the tower.

    here's a pic of the wrong and right ways for case cooling.....

    http://www.heatsink-guide.com/airflow.gif

    Give us some details on the case fan locations inside the case. If you have no fans installed besides the cpu and power supply. I would recommend that you need to install case fans inside this case. If their are no places a fan can be installed. It might be a time to upgrade to a new case. All the new cases out today have plenty of places to place case fans to keep your in case temps low.

    I hope this helps......
    good luck
    rockinmale:cool:
     
  4. compilerxp

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    Some cases are not well designed for air-cooling, so they form heat traps...

    RUnning a box without a cover can also cause over-heating as the cool air is not forced in.
     
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