Video Card Overheating?

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  1. SaDySt1K

    SaDySt1K Member

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    Ok, today I had reworked my water cooling system by adding a single 120mm radiator. I originally had only a dual 120mm radiator. Now, my card is displaying these long lines of artifacts the second I turn it on.
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    I know that it is not a driver issue because these lines are shown even in the BIOS (as shown above).

    It seems as though my video card may have overheated but I really don't think that's the problem. The computer was only on for about 5 minutes before this happened and I was monitoring the temperature of my system using speedfan. The GPU temp never went over 40 degrees.

    Now this isn't the first time this has happened. I have 3 video cards, 2 8800 GTS's and one 7900 GT; all of which have had the same problem.

    The problem came about after I redid my water cooling loop or replaced the coolant/tubing.

    No overclocking was done at all, everything was and has been stock.
    I can't really test my mobo as I don't have another one to use.
    I know that it isn't my monitor because I have tried 3 different monitors, all with the same outcome.
    Any kind of nudge in the right direction would be greatly appreciated :)
     
  2. Netgamer

    Netgamer Ancient Guru

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    my OLD x1600Pro did that, then looking at the PCIe slot

    i noticed the gold connectors "a few were broken/missing"

    thats why mine did the same as yours.

    why not just re-redo ur Loop?
     
  3. SaDySt1K

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    I'll take a look at the slot itself.

    Why would I want to re-redo my loop? If the connectors are the problem, then I know its not an overheating issue.
     
  4. SaDySt1K

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  5. AlecRyben

    AlecRyben Ancient Guru

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    If the PCI-E connector is fine, my next guess would be videocard memory.
    Try the graphics card in a friends computer.
    Also, make sure the PSU is feeding the card with stable voltage/current.
     
  6. SaDySt1K

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    First I gotta find a friend with a PCI-E slot in their computer; all of mine have AGP still.
     
  7. Wendig0

    Wendig0 Master Guru

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    you could send it to me and i'll run it under some diagnosis tests.... :D
     
  8. SaDySt1K

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    Tempting, gotta put stock cooling back first though :smoke:
     

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