Go Back   nV News Forums > Graphics Card Forums > NVIDIA Legacy Graphics Cards

Newegg Daily Deals

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-27-06, 11:44 PM   #1
nukem
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 226
Default eVGA Geforce FX 5900 Ultra running VERY hot

A while ago I gave my gf my old eVGA Geforce FX 5900 Ultra when I upgraded to a 7800 GT. It was running fine for a very long time but recently her system has begun to crash alot. At first we thought it was a driver issue and tried a number of different things that was suggested to use in the nvidia Linux forums(issue was happening on Linux but it happens on Win to, she just dosnt use win that often). What happens is that after running any 3D app on Linux or Windows the system just crashes. The card idles at about 67C and within 5min of running an app the card gets to 100C. We cleaned the card off and it didnt help at all. Should we try to replace the fan, or would replacing it with a 6600 or 6800 just be better? Do you think the card is damaged?

Thanks for your help!

nuke
__________________
AMD64 X2 4400, ASUS A8N-SLI Preimium, eVGA nvidia 7800 GT, OCZ Platinum EL-PC3200 2-3-2-5 2gig 200gig WD SATA150, SB Audigy 2 Platinum, Pioneer 108, Dell 2405W, all running on Gentoo Linux ~amd64.
nukem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-06, 12:03 AM   #2
Rytr
SuperMod
 
Rytr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: River City
Posts: 1,726
Default Re: eVGA Geforce FX 5900 Ultra running VERY hot

I would check the contact and thermal paste...maybe the HSF got bumped and broke contact. Does the fan still turn at normal RPMs? It could be dying.
Rytr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-06, 07:37 PM   #3
nukem
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 226
Default Re: eVGA Geforce FX 5900 Ultra running VERY hot

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rytr
I would check the contact and thermal paste...maybe the HSF got bumped and broke contact. Does the fan still turn at normal RPMs? It could be dying.
I tightend the screws for the heatsink on the card while we were cleaning it. Id check the RPM for the fan but I couldnt find where I get the current RPM for the card. Where do I find this?
__________________
AMD64 X2 4400, ASUS A8N-SLI Preimium, eVGA nvidia 7800 GT, OCZ Platinum EL-PC3200 2-3-2-5 2gig 200gig WD SATA150, SB Audigy 2 Platinum, Pioneer 108, Dell 2405W, all running on Gentoo Linux ~amd64.
nukem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-06, 09:51 PM   #4
Rytr
SuperMod
 
Rytr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: River City
Posts: 1,726
Default Re: eVGA Geforce FX 5900 Ultra running VERY hot

Tightening sometimes helps but if contact has been broken it may not be a solution. Removing the sink and the thermal material and re-applying is the only way to establish a good thermal contact.
About RPMs, your fan has no RPM sensor so the simplist way is to just observe the fan and see if it is turning at a constant speed and not fluctuating or slowing down. If the bearings are going it will be making an odd noise. More than likely this is not the problem. The problem is either the thermal contact or the less wanted reason...the card is dying.
After replacing the thermal compound and temps drop some but not significantly you could do a temporary test and place a high output fan aimed directly on the card and see if temps drop. If temps drop you just need better cooling for the gpu and memory.
Rytr is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Nvidia GeForce 301.42 WHQL drivers DSC NVIDIA Windows Graphics Drivers 5 05-29-12 10:12 PM
Product Spotlight ' EVGA GTX 670 Review Round Up News GeForce GTX 670 Reviews 1 05-11-12 12:15 AM
New GPU from Nvidia Announced Today, the GeForce GTX 670 News Archived News Items 0 05-10-12 01:50 PM
Gainward Unleashes the Sexy GeForce GTX 670 Phantom Graphics Card, Also launches the News Archived News Items 0 05-10-12 09:28 AM
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 Reviews, EVGA and Gigabyte (HotHardware) News GeForce GTX 670 Reviews 0 05-10-12 08:40 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:38 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 1998 - 2014, nV News.