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March 6, 2010 12:32:41 PM

Hi Guys,I'm New here
I just burnt my Zotac Geforce 9800gt. To prevent this in the future Please suggest a good hardware monitoring software which will automatically shutdown my PC if Temps Cross values which i can set. Couldn't find the settings in bios.
My PC
Core2Duo E7400@2.8Ghz
2GB DDR2 667Mhz
Intel DG41RQ Mobo
Zotac Geforce 9800GT 512MB
a b Î Nvidia
March 6, 2010 1:46:37 PM

First off, unless you have warranty on that 9800Gt, I strongly recommend upgrading to an ATI card. The equivalent of your 9800GT would be around the HD5670/HD5750. ($85 and $120, respectively). However, the best-deal on any ATI card right now is the HD5770, priced at a mere $140.

If you do choose nVidia, I recommend not updating your drivers. nVidia's latest drivers have burnt several tens of thousands of graphics cards; you are not alone. The drivers prevented the fan from functioning on the graphics card, which caused massive overheating.

As for BIOS settings; your PC will only shut down if your process (CPU) reaches above a certain point, I think. The default is 65'c, I believe.
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March 6, 2010 3:14:46 PM

Uh, oh. Do you have the new Nvidia drivers? They have been blowing a lot of cards recently. Well, either RMA the card, or buy you'reself a 4850 1gb, or a 5770 or a 5850/5870/5970 depending on budget.
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March 6, 2010 3:20:00 PM

shadow187 said:
First off, unless you have warranty on that 9800Gt, I strongly recommend upgrading to an ATI card. The equivalent of your 9800GT would be around the HD5670/HD5750. ($85 and $120, respectively). However, the best-deal on any ATI card right now is the HD5770, priced at a mere $140.

If you do choose nVidia, I recommend not updating your drivers. nVidia's latest drivers have burnt several tens of thousands of graphics cards; you are not alone. The drivers prevented the fan from functioning on the graphics card, which caused massive overheating.

As for BIOS settings; your PC will only shut down if your process (CPU) reaches above a certain point, I think. The default is 65'c, I believe.


Thanks for the Reply. I have given my card to my dealer and am hoping for a replacement in 15-20 days. Secondly Please suggest a software.
Also what is the ideal cooling required by a 9800gt. Thinking of going for a new case. Should Cooler master RC310 With 2 120mm Fans be enough.
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March 6, 2010 3:21:13 PM

It's not a cooling problem. You just need to go back to the old drivers, and you're fine.
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a b Î Nvidia
March 6, 2010 3:22:42 PM

More than enough with 2 120mm fans.

For software, I am not too sure.
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March 6, 2010 3:26:02 PM

builderbobftw said:
It's not a cooling problem. You just need to go back to the old drivers, and you're fine.

Its not the drivers. i was on the old ones. Actually I had a pathetic case with just 1 80mm fan .
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March 6, 2010 3:33:08 PM

What about a software. is there no software to save GPUs from frying
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March 6, 2010 4:34:15 PM

I want something to warn me or shutdown. or something to show temp ingame
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Best solution

a c 171 Î Nvidia
March 6, 2010 4:38:37 PM

chinuhark said:
I want something to warn me or shutdown. or something to show temp ingame

Rivatuner, if you enable the OSD then you can monitor whilst you game.
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March 6, 2010 4:47:31 PM

Mousemonkey said:
Rivatuner, if you enable the OSD then you can monitor whilst you game.

Finally what I was looking for THANKS
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a c 171 Î Nvidia
March 6, 2010 4:49:07 PM

You're welcome.
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March 6, 2010 4:54:26 PM

Best answer selected by chinuhark.
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March 7, 2010 4:59:54 AM

Hi, Im new and inexperienced.

I have an nvidia gtx 280 and my screen keeps going completely haywire.. like pink and blue or yellow and geen is this something that overheating a graphics card would do?
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a c 171 Î Nvidia
March 7, 2010 7:03:38 AM

It does sound like a symptom of overheating VRAM, yes.
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