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Old 11-04-2005, 03:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I upgraded to FEAR 1.02, and now I can play for about 5 minutes, then the game will get screwy graphics and the computer will shut down. Does anybody else have this problem? Also my graphics card generally runs about 100*C under load when playing this game. Could that have something to do with it? Part of that is its extremely hot outside (90*F +) and my room gets even hotter. My parents refuse to use the air conditioner though...so what should I do about this?
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I upgraded to FEAR 1.02, and now I can play for about 5 minutes, then the game will get screwy graphics and the computer will shut down. Does anybody else have this problem? Also my graphics card generally runs about 100*C under load when playing this game. Could that have something to do with it? Part of that is its extremely hot outside (90*F +) and my room gets even hotter. My parents refuse to use the air conditioner though...so what should I do about this?

Your parents refuse to use the AC? That sucks big time. I can't imagine doing that to my kids. Of course, I'm a big baby when it comes to being hot. I can't stand it. lol I'm sure you've thought of this already, but what about putting a few fans right next to the comp to blow in some air? Take a glass full of ice cubes and set in front of the fan. It will blow cool air that direction.
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NV Silencer....100C for your graphics card is just unacceptable....I'd definitely be looking into aftermarket cooling with that
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well, It now does this in all games, not just FEAR. I took off the heatsink to find virtually no thermal paste...

I put on some AS5, hopefully that will help it for the time being...

I just hope this isn't the end for my 6800GT...i dontt know what I would do if it was....
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That's what RMAs are for.

For the meantime just jerry rig a fan under the card blowing on it.
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Well, after applyig AS5, I am able to play a game of FEAR without it crashing...and my load temps are now around 92-96 instead of 100+. However, I ordered an NV Silencer 5.....question....how do I remove the AS5 that I just installed once the NV5 comes in?
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The FEAR demo caused my graphics card to overheat


Anyway, whats wrong with the cotton wool buds and some isopropyll? (I never took off my heatsink, so I don't know what surprises are underneath, as mine runs at a nice 40*at idle, and I haven't a clue what load is.)
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Anyway, whats wrong with the cotton wool buds and some isopropyll?
yeah I don't remember how to spell it either...just call it rubbing alcohol
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isopropyl

but yeah rubbing alcohol is fine too.............I GUESS

q-tips and 99% iso works perfect
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HoLy CrAp...

100 Celcius? No... ? That's like 212 F! A few more degrees and you'll be scrambling for a fire extinguiser...

Where the heck do you live? The Arizona Desert?

As far as thermal paste removal goes, Arctic Silver makes a fantastic product that works really, really quick and really, really good. Now, before everyone freaks out... Yes, 99% isopropyl alcohol works just fine. But it takes a while to break down the thermal paste. Don't tell me no it doesn't because i've ordered medical grade 99% IA and it does take a long time...

http://www.arcticsilver.com/arcticlean.htm

This product works extremely quick. As soon as you add a few drops and wipe it with a cloth or piece of paper, it will break down and wipe away clean. Then you use the other solvent to get rid of all the residue. You can have a crusty, cruddy CPU ready to reapply in less then a minute.

The special ingredient in the cleaner is Citric acid. It's fantasic for breakin' down the thermal paste. And it makes your CPU smell like oranges... lol - CPU's like that!
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