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December 12, 2008 2:28:45 PM

My brother has a 7600 GT for about 2 year now.It didin't give him much trouble except now.The 7600 now heats up pretty quickly and the games,which used to run quite well,now start to run in slow-mo.Also after running for about 20-30 mins the fan of gpu stops suddenly and doesn't start until system is restrated.The GPU is getting heated up pretty quickly now.He has a 350W power supply with Inel C2D and @ GB RAM.

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a c 130 U Graphics card
December 12, 2008 6:17:11 PM

have you tried cleaning the card ? Dust will cause it to heat up and spot the fan cooling properly. It does sound like you either need a new fan or card though. The slow mo thing is probably the memory over heating.

Mactronix
December 13, 2008 3:59:56 AM

He has cleaned the card.The memory is a new Kingston 2GB DDR-II (800).So basically its his card blowing up?
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December 13, 2008 12:19:01 PM

Assuming it is a basic reference design with the centrifugal fan and cowling, simply blowing the fan out does not clean the heat sink, and if you smoke, as I do, it is a billion times worse.

I would bet if you pulled that card out, and took that cowling off, you would see a dust clogged nightmare, and worship that little card in awe for lasting as long as it did.
December 13, 2008 5:03:56 PM

Thanks wrecks for reply.Can you please tell me how to take off the cowling because i have never opened my card either so don't have a clue about these things.
a c 130 U Graphics card
December 13, 2008 6:46:10 PM

Um i was talking about the memory on the Graphics card, not the system memory. As far as taking the card apart i think it would be easier if you googled a guide from the internet. Its not that i dont want to help its just that by the time i had typed it all out you would have read the online guide and taken the card apart cleaned it and put it back together again :) 

Mactronix
December 14, 2008 3:25:42 AM

Thanks mactronix for the advice.I'm thankful that you are helping me.
December 14, 2008 11:57:17 AM

The only one I ever took apart was baked dead, so I just smashed it apart to have a look. I would guess either hook tabs or screws from the back. Sorry I can't be of more help.
a c 181 U Graphics card
December 14, 2008 4:54:47 PM

Computer/electronics stores sell cans of `compressed air` which are supposed to be quite good, just squirt it into the heatsink AGAINST THE NORMAL AIRFLOW DIRECTION I.E. into the exhaust.
Just do n`t do it indoors. Or towards your/someone elses face. Or against the wind.
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