For a few weeks now my computer has been struggling with some games. It started out just in one, the HL2mod Dystopia, and I thought it was a game problem. But its now spread to other games.
After a while, 20-40 minutes of playing, the video card would just stop giving out a signal, accompanied by the audio looping. I have now narrowed this down to the fact that the fan on my graphics card isn't doing anything.
I'm not really in a position to return the card, since I bought it off a (trustworthy) member of another forum I'm on, so I would rather get it fixed. The card in question is an X1900XT with the ICE3 cooler.
I've been looking at this cooler
to replace it, though first I would like to see if it is the card or the fan which is at fault. I can see the 3 pin connector which goes from the card to the fan, but how would I go about testing it?
E6600 overclocked to 2.7Ghz
HIS X1900XT 512MB w/ ICE3 cooler
Soundblaster Xfi gamer soundcard
Windows XP SP2