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Is My Graphic card Dead?

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July 26, 2011 3:47:58 PM

Hello everyone, I've recently encounter a problem with my current graphic card, its a NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS 1535Mb.
The problem is that it seems to be heat up real HOT in idle mode around 70°C+.
The question is, the graphic card only heat up after I've installed the Graphic driver, once I uninstalled it, it came back to 50°C.
I've checked the fan and its functionning, does that means that my graphic card is officially dead? :( 
I only do some light gamming such as League of Legends, Maplestory and web browsing or watching animes. Does anybody know the cause to this?
Thanks in Advance.

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July 26, 2011 4:16:16 PM

Clean the card itself, use a good driver cleaner software to remove all bits of graphics drivers and reinstall them from the nVidia site.
July 26, 2011 4:40:45 PM

I've done that, its shiny clean, but have not try it yet not wanting it to dissapoint me :( 
July 26, 2011 7:15:45 PM

:(  It still doesnt works, upon installing the driver and rebooting the pc, it stuck on the Windows XP logo, what is the reason to this? :( 
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