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Old 09-24-2008, 06:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My computer configuration

Asus P4P800 Deluxe
2.5GB RAM (2*1GB + 2*256)
Pentium 4 2.4Ghz
A Open FSP350-60PN PSU unit

I've owned the XFX 6800 GT for over 2 years and it has worked fine. Recently I installed the software 'HWMonitor' to monitor the temperature my computer was running at and realised that my Graphic card was running at 95'C at an average.

I'm not a gamer as such. Last time I used my computer for gaming was when I tried World of Conflict(WOC) about 6 months back and everything worked smoothly (though at minimum game settings). A few weeks back I started playing Age of mythology and while playing the temperature used to rise to 125'C. I didn't bother with it as I didn't realise that was higher than normal thinking that AOM can't be of higher requirements (graphics wise) than WOC.

Anyway for the past few days on switching on the pc...I get a screen full of crazy colours or numerous 'aaaaa'. I cleaned all the fans and the heat sinks. I reassembled the pc but still get the same results.

Currently I'm able to use my computer by using my older computers graphics card which is a Nividia Riva TNT2 model 64 Pro.

My 12V voltage is currently varying between 11.73V - 12.04v.

So is my Graphic cards bust or is it my PSU???

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Old 09-24-2008, 10:47 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Yea your video card is probably fried. 125 degrees C? that is the hottest I've ever heard a video card get.
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Well when I used to switch on the PC...and run 'HWMonitor', it used to show the minimum temperature as 75'C. So isn't it odd that the starting temperature was so high....??
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Thats why I always get aftermarket coolers for my video cards.
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so my Graphics card is fried...any worthy replacement models I should look at (with better cooling)
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A 8600gt is a good card for the money.
Newegg.com - EVGA 256-P2-N751-TR GeForce 8600 GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
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Best card you're going to find for that board is a 3850 since its agp.

Might be a good time for an upgrade
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^ oh I thought 6800gt were pci-e
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6800's come in both agp and pci-e
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did you register your card with XFX when you got it? because if you did it has a lifetime garrentee, I used it when my old 7600GT went loopy and they gave me a RMA # and 2 weeks later I had a new card in the mail, It was a discontinued card too. but I guess they had some left or refurbished but it is still running in a friends PC today. EVGA now gives the same warranty as XFX

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