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Althalus  posted on Nov 01, 2011 6:07:39 PM - Report post

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Hello everyone,

I've been having trouble with my computer lately. It'll run fine for maybe 5-10 minutes, then the screen will glitch out, and the whole thing will reset.

I'm thinking I need a new video card, thoughts?

 
DABhand  posted on Nov 02, 2011 12:13:43 AM - Report post

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Try memory testers you can find them for free online.

It could be a number of things..

Overheating on the CPU or the GPU.

It could be a faulty PSU.

Best to get things tested first before buying things.

Try starting up on Safe Mode and see how long it lasts.

 
Althalus  posted on Nov 02, 2011 9:50:02 AM - Report post

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Well according to the control center for my card it's running at about 155 F so that's why I thought it was the video card.
 
DABhand  posted on Nov 02, 2011 12:35:27 PM - Report post

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155F is far too hot.

Is the fan working on it? If not make sure its not clogged up with dust, and that the 2 power connectors are connected etc.

 
AdmiralThrawn  posted on Nov 02, 2011 5:04:37 PM - Report post

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originally posted by DABhand

155F is far too hot.

Is the fan working on it? If not make sure its not clogged up with dust, and that the 2 power connectors are connected etc.

No.

155F is ~66C. The thermal ceiling for video cards is 105C.

Your video card is not overheating.

 
Neo7  posted on Nov 02, 2011 5:59:01 PM - Report post

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quote:
originally posted by AdmiralThrawn

quote:
originally posted by DABhand

155F is far too hot.

Is the fan working on it? If not make sure its not clogged up with dust, and that the 2 power connectors are connected etc.

No.

155F is ~66C. The thermal ceiling for video cards is 105C.

Your video card is not overheating.

It's 68 degrees and would be cause for concern if that's the temperature at idle.

 
benduhova  posted on Nov 02, 2011 6:12:41 PM - Report post

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quote:
originally posted by Neo7

quote:
originally posted by AdmiralThrawn

quote:
originally posted by DABhand

155F is far too hot.

Is the fan working on it? If not make sure its not clogged up with dust, and that the 2 power connectors are connected etc.

No.

155F is ~66C. The thermal ceiling for video cards is 105C.

Your video card is not overheating.

It's 68 degrees and would be cause for concern if that's the temperature at idle.

if you really want to get nitpicky its 68.33 but whats a few degrees among users but anyway my card runs at 55 at idle but on a hot day gets up 2 mid 60s and low 90s at full noise(gtx295)waht card are you running because mine has also being glitching and crashing out lately and was wondering if it anything to do with the new drivers

 
DABhand  posted on Nov 02, 2011 6:26:08 PM - Report post

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Like neo said it is far too hot for desktop use.

Since he can only use for 5-10 minutes I doubt he is trying to play a game each time, hence why its on desktop usage.

People need to read before jumping in :P

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