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BFG 8800GT fan issue

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August 9, 2013 9:12:45 AM

Hi everybody,

I have taken my old 8800GT out of a drawer to use it in the back up machine I put together out of old parts. The thing is it is acting kinda funny, but I should start from the beginning.

I got the card back in 2k7 and it served well for around 3 years. After that it started to overheat (temps around 100 celsius), caused system to fall often (blue death) and displayed artifacts on the display. Since I was not much of a hardware freak back then, I just put it into drawer and got replacement.

But as I said on the start, am trying to run it now, I have opened the card, exchanged the heat paste and cleaned it up overally. Now everything seems to run just fine, but the card is still having issues with temperatures (65 celsius in idle, did not try it under load yet, since it seems pretty bad as it is). I have read that BFG has released a BIOS fix for similar issues, but since the company is long gone and their webpage not available, I have no way to get it and try it out. So here is my questions, does anyone know if that update is somewhere on the net or even has it sitting on his HDD? Or if there is any other possible solution for overheating problems?

Well, that is a little too long story, but I wanted to make everything clear. Adding PC's config below. Thank you for any response.

PSU - RandomBrand 450W
MB - MSI P45 Neo
CPU - C2D E7500 2.93GHz

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August 9, 2013 9:19:46 AM
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TechPowerUp has a graphics card BIOS database on their site. Here's a link to all BIOSes for BFG's 8800GT:

http://www.techpowerup.com/vgabios/index.php?architectu...

Clicking on a given BIOS will give you more info about the specific card it is for. It looks like there are 4 versions with different coolers/PCB's and clock speeds. Make sure you match your card to the right BIOS to ensure it works properly.
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August 9, 2013 9:24:26 AM

WithoutWeakness said:
TechPowerUp has a graphics card BIOS database on their site. Here's a link to all BIOSes for BFG's 8800GT:

http://www.techpowerup.com/vgabios/index.php?architectu...

Clicking on a given BIOS will give you more info about the specific card it is for. It looks like there are 4 versions with different coolers/PCB's and clock speeds. Make sure you match your card to the right BIOS to ensure it works properly.


Thank you for your answer,

I will give it a try and post result.
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