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Issue with gigabyte GeForce 8600 GTS

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March 1, 2009 2:49:50 AM

Hey People,

Having Issue with my Video Card (i suspect), Wondering if someone could give me some feedback.

http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/VGA/Products_Overvi...

I have a gigabyte GeForce 8600 GTS which i have had for about 1 1/2 year.
When playing Games (World of warcraft and Tabula Rasa and sometimes TF2) it sometimes freezes and displays wierd colours and faded menu boxes where a menu might have been. Lie this pic i found on the net http://www.teamfortress2fort.com/custom/24/images/galle...

reinstalled latest drivers and directx. Ran aquamark3 and it kept freezing when running test.Had a look inside the pc and removed and reconnected found card to be really hot almost couldn't touch it.

idle temp was about 55c running games about 70-75
put a fan by the video card and this lowered the temp to 45-55 and most games ran better but some still crashed.

TIme for a new Card? or could it be more then just a video card issue?

any help would be great cheers
a c 169 U Graphics card
March 1, 2009 8:07:24 AM

Hello and welcome to the forums mate :) 

Can u plz post your complete PC specs?
March 1, 2009 8:50:04 AM

Maybe too hot , check the fan first....
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March 1, 2009 11:44:33 AM

Maybe take the card out and examine it real closely look for/smell any burned parts especially the little black boxes [ferrite/iron cores,usually only two connections to the mobo] if all looks well and card is clean,try renewing the T.I.M [thermal grease] also a card that is starving for power will act weird also,and check the card's fingers [slot connectors for grease etc]..
Then consider either a new card or a failing psu..:) 
March 4, 2009 4:29:12 AM

Had a real good look at the card and it looks fine.
Dosn't smell at all and no dark or black spots on it.

There is no fan to check as is it a silient 3 card.

If it was the power supply I would have thought the fan blowing on it wouldn't have made it run better

running s gigabyte g4-m57sli board with a amd athlon x2 5600+
2GB ram

Might see if one of mates has a pci-e card laying around to test :) 
thanks for you help so far guys :) 
a c 359 U Graphics card
March 4, 2009 6:34:25 AM

You PSU could be dying; the sub components maybe failing. No amount of cold air pointed at it can save it.

Best thing to do is to bring your PC to a local shop and have it examined. Ask how much it will cost first.
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