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Old 01-11-08, 11:22 PM   #1
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Default A potentially bad problem for my 6800 GT.

Well, my video games were being very sluggish on my old PC, so I decided to check the temperatures of the video card, as that's the only thing I can check on this stupid dell. To my surprise, the damn thing is idling @ 90C.

My first thought is "that's got to be an error from just updating the driver" so I opened up Rivatuner to confirm, and the temperature was confirmed. I immediately open up my computer and touch the HSF on the 6800 GT... It was ****in hot!!! It turns out that a wire has been in the fan now for at least a couple of weeks, which means my poor 6800 gt has withstood gaming abuse and such being cooled passively by a ****ty dell case with worse than ****ty airflow.


I pray that there's nothing wrong with the card itself. I fixed the problem, and the card is back down to a very nice 56C idle. It still works, as I'm typing this message on that very computer. I just don't know what to do now...
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