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Blank screen lockup PNY 9800gt

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April 14, 2010 12:14:02 AM

Hi, I am having problems with my screen suddenly going blank and not every recovering until hard reboot. I suspect my video card is overheating, but I am not sure. It is extremely hot to the touch (though I never really had a reason to touch it before), but sometimes it will work fine. I am hoping it is the video card because everything else in the computer is new as of December besides the graphics which is more than a year old. Does anyone have any ideas?

Thanks,

-David

Windows 7 Ultimate
EVGA P55 SLI
4gb dual channel ddr3
core i5 2.66
nvidia 9800gt 1gb ddr3 (PNY)
Antec 850 psu

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a b U Graphics card
April 14, 2010 12:21:58 AM

You could try using Riva tuner to speed up the fans and see if this helps the heat problem.
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a c 1647 U Graphics card
April 14, 2010 1:38:53 AM

Have you cleaned the cooler on the card? If it has not been done for a year there is bound to be some dust and lint in there that will affect the cooling.
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April 14, 2010 7:22:56 PM

I've cleaned the card and it still has been going blank. I put my roommates extra 8600 in to see if it will perform ok. So far it has not crashed on me. I guess it may be time to upgrade to a gtx260. I really wanted to wait for the price drop when the 400 series is out. Any suggestions?
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a c 1647 U Graphics card
April 14, 2010 9:22:06 PM

The GTX260 is overpriced at the moment it costs about $50 more than the HD5770 that is newer tech, more energy efficient and performs about the same.
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