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October 1, 2012 7:21:49 AM

Hello everyone.
Good to be back here after a long time.

Firstly my system specs :

cpu : intel quad core @ 2.83 ghz

Mobo : Asus p5q pro

Ram : 2gb * 2gb Zion DDr2

GPU : Zotac Nvidia gts 250 eco 1gb ( Got this in replacement for the original a month back )

Psu : 650 w cooler master

hard disk :1 tb seagate

Well its a 3 year old pc now , and lately its having a fury of problems ruining it.

I love my system , i have played games likes Crysis at max Resolutions and settings with Smooth as hell .

But currently its bad times i guess..

Well for the moment , the prob is with my gpu i guess.

System Temperatures : (case Open )

Cpu : 40c idle 50c gaming

Mobo : 35 idle 40 max

gpu : 82 idle 100 under gaming and blackouts . ( this is the problem )

So as i said i was having blackouts during games so i got in a softwares and was amazed to see such high Temperatures .

What can be the reason Guys ??

There is no onboard graphics so i need to get this card back to normal .

Is the card dying ?

Is the mobo at fault ??

I do not have any cooling system or so , i have opened up the case so as to make sure that the situaion doesnt goes worse.

Thanks.

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a c 109 U Graphics card
October 1, 2012 7:36:27 AM

The card might be dusty, blow it out with some compressed air.
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a b U Graphics card
October 1, 2012 7:47:03 AM

You say that this is a replacement card? Did the original show the same symptoms?
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a c 196 U Graphics card
October 1, 2012 8:00:00 AM

The GTS250 is pretty old, and might have some dust in it as stated above.

Also, how do you not have cooling in your case?
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October 1, 2012 8:08:59 AM

Clean the card as suggested.

If it still overheats, check your fan speed at load.
My old 8800 GTS 640 was stuck on 60% with
newer drivers. I used MSI Afterburner with
a custom fan curve to restore the functionality.
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October 1, 2012 10:42:02 AM

Herr_Koos said:
You say that this is a replacement card? Did the original show the same symptoms?



No the original card never showed any symptons.....it worked flawlessly ....even this card was working good..it has just started off late...
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October 1, 2012 10:43:49 AM

Deemo13 said:
The GTS250 is pretty old, and might have some dust in it as stated above.

Also, how do you not have cooling in your case?



Well i have tried cleaning up the dust , but as i said , i got this two months back so there isnt much dust on top of it..

i do not think i can clean it off from the inside...
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October 1, 2012 10:45:13 AM

RonKinNJ said:
Clean the card as suggested.

If it still overheats, check your fan speed at load.
My old 8800 GTS 640 was stuck on 60% with
newer drivers. I used MSI Afterburner with
a custom fan curve to restore the functionality.



Well the fan speed is mostly 80% , but there is no option of increasing the fan speed in the nvidia control panel .

Is there any software that i can use and will it be safe..??
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a b U Graphics card
October 1, 2012 10:48:15 AM

If you are comfortable doing some surgery, remove the heatsink and replace the thermal paste on the GPU chip, same as you would do for a new CPU.
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a b U Graphics card
October 1, 2012 10:58:00 AM

Have you check to see if the fan on the GPU is spinning correctly? Even though the card is not that does not rule out a bat fan.
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October 1, 2012 11:07:19 AM

Easy fix get afterburner and set fan speed with there auto fan speed thingy..
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October 1, 2012 11:29:39 AM

robustus64 said:
Easy fix get afterburner and set fan speed with there auto fan speed thingy..



Well i tried using msi afterburner but even after that the temp is getting below 78 at idle..
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October 1, 2012 11:30:35 AM

bryonhowley said:
Have you check to see if the fan on the GPU is spinning correctly? Even though the card is not that does not rule out a bat fan.



The fan is running fine mate ...even set it to 100% but no use..
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October 1, 2012 11:31:49 AM

Herr_Koos said:
If you are comfortable doing some surgery, remove the heatsink and replace the thermal paste on the GPU chip, same as you would do for a new CPU.



Well i have done that for a CPU myself but i am not sure if i can pull it off for a GPU...
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a b U Graphics card
October 1, 2012 11:37:14 AM

ronnie_mee said:
Well i have done that for a CPU myself but i am not sure if i can pull it off for a GPU...


Same process. Remove heatsink, clean off old paste, apply new paste, re-attach heatsink.
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October 30, 2012 2:17:33 PM

Herr_Koos said:
Same process. Remove heatsink, clean off old paste, apply new paste, re-attach heatsink.



well as you said , i removed the heat sink and reapplied the thermal paste .
Booted it up and i have got a new problem.

Now when i boot up , the gpu fan starts at full speed and goes on untill windows loads . Then it starts slowing down down and untill it stops all together.
As a result , the initial gpu temperature of 52 c rises up like +1 in 2 seconds and finally goes upto 100+ c .
I switch it off and start it again after 10 mins and the same process happens.

But if i restart immidately , the temps dnt fall.
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October 30, 2012 2:18:34 PM

Herr_Koos said:
Same process. Remove heatsink, clean off old paste, apply new paste, re-attach heatsink.



well as you said , i removed the heat sink and reapplied the thermal paste .
Booted it up and i have got a new problem.

Now when i boot up , the gpu fan starts at full speed and goes on untill windows loads . Then it starts slowing down down and untill it stops all together.
As a result , the initial gpu temperature of 52 c rises up like +1 in 2 seconds and finally goes upto 100+ c .
I switch it off and start it again after 10 mins and the same process happens.

But if i restart immidately , the temps dnt fall.
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October 30, 2012 2:20:04 PM

Herr_Koos said:
Same process. Remove heatsink, clean off old paste, apply new paste, re-attach heatsink.



well as you said , i removed the heat sink and reapplied the thermal paste .
Booted it up and i have got a new problem.

Now when i boot up , the gpu fan starts at full speed and goes on untill windows loads . Then it starts slowing down down and untill it stops all together.
As a result , the initial gpu temperature of 52 c rises up like +1 in 2 seconds and finally goes upto 100+ c .
I switch it off and start it again after 10 mins and the same process happens.

But if i restart immidately , the temps dnt fall.
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a b U Graphics card
October 30, 2012 3:10:44 PM

Are you sure you reconnected the GPU fan correctly?
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October 30, 2012 3:57:28 PM

Herr_Koos said:
Are you sure you reconnected the GPU fan correctly?


I think i did it correctly , anyways i cross checked it , nothing is blocking the blades n the connector is slotted in the card firmly .
What i am not able to understand is why it starts off at full speed and then slows down ??
Can u please explain it ??

And yeah i tried to use Msi afterburner to change fan speed to 100 but Msi cannot modulate speed of the fan .. Weird..
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a c 196 U Graphics card
October 30, 2012 4:05:34 PM

You must have not plugged in the fan correctly then. As it only fits one way, I can't imagine how it could have been placed the other way.
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October 30, 2012 4:23:35 PM

Deemo13 said:
You must have not plugged in the fan correctly then. As it only fits one way, I can't imagine how it could have been placed the other way.


Well you are right , it can only fit in one way and i did it that way.
Its absurd , i dont understand why it is running like this...??
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October 31, 2012 10:13:45 AM

Anyone any suggestions please , i just cant get this thing to work guys ??
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a b U Graphics card
October 31, 2012 10:32:14 AM

No, sorry. I would save up for a new card, if I had to choose.
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