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Nvidia 8400GS Heat

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June 10, 2010 5:12:26 PM

Hello,I installed a Nvidia 8400 GS card in my computer it has a fan but my onboard fan picks up speed sometimes and goes back to normal I have a 400 watt power supply the card calls for more power but it runs fine just my fan speeds up will this burn my motherboard up? Thank You

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a b ) Power supply
June 11, 2010 1:50:25 AM

what psu?
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June 14, 2010 2:48:38 AM

Very unlikely! The 8400GS is not a power hog. The on-board fan is temperature controlled and it is normal for the fan to speed up, that it slows down again is a sign that it is providing enough cooling.
You should be just fine.
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a b ) Power supply
June 14, 2010 2:58:00 AM

bloq out the heatsink. it might be dusty. but its supposed to occassionaly speed up. that means its doing its job...
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