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Computer is slow after cleaning video card help!..?

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January 11, 2013 3:38:28 AM

Hello,
NBA 2k13 used to play smoothly without any problems until i cleaned my cpu including the video card and heat sink (i removed them) for cleaning, i accidentally removed the thermal paste but i asked a tech and told me that the absence of thermal compound doesnt affect the slowness as long the fan is working... so my Q is what is the cause of slowness of my pc btw my games runs smoothly on menus.. it only lags when large amount of movements take place.. what should i do ? if i bought a new thermal compound would it resolve the slowness or should i uninstall/reinstall/update the video card driver or did i just destroyed the motherboard completely pls help..
January 11, 2013 3:45:23 AM

Hmm maybe while cleaning you damaged some of the parts of your motherboard perhaps.. how did you clean your cpu though? its really dangerous removing heatsink and cleaning cpu.
January 11, 2013 3:48:32 AM

Err, absence of thermal paste can make GPU temps rise quickly and reach higher temps. Overheat GPU working not in its best. Using CPU or GPU without thermal paste are very not recommended.
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January 11, 2013 4:07:04 AM

GET THERMAL PASTE ON THERE ASAP!!!
a b U Graphics card
January 11, 2013 4:25:34 AM

You should never listen to that computer tech ever again.
January 11, 2013 7:17:46 AM

killerhurtalot said:
You should never listen to that computer tech ever again.

:lol: 
a b U Graphics card
January 11, 2013 7:22:59 AM

Yeah that computer tech is a complete idiot. Doesnt need thermal paste. Wow.
a b U Graphics card
January 11, 2013 8:22:02 AM

Ask some other tech to apply a thermal paste on CPU as well as GPU as soon as possible and dont turn on your pc till then. It will burn the surface of your CPU cooler.

January 11, 2013 8:34:30 AM

Dude, without the thermal paste your bound to fry your unit. Your temperature rises really fast. I know it's a very small thing and appears insignificant but believe me it makes a whole lot of difference.

Too clean is not good!

The dirtier, the better! ( Oh, this applies to other things too.. if you know what I mean.. lol :) 

a b U Graphics card
January 11, 2013 12:42:09 PM

Thermal paste may very well be vital to the GPU's temperature but it shouldn't slow down his gameplay I think. I mean if a GPU gets too hot it just freezes up the computer not slowin down as it gets hotter.
So that computer tech may be right after all. But it does sounds weird that your computer is slower than before cleaning the card. Did you touch anything else while cleaning the card?

But yeah..Get that thermal paste on asap.
a b U Graphics card
January 11, 2013 12:43:54 PM

Thermal paste may very well be vital to the GPU's temperature but it shouldn't slow down his gameplay I think. I mean if a GPU gets too hot it just freezes up the computer not slowin down as it gets hotter.
So that computer tech may be right after all. But it does sounds weird that your computer is slower than before cleaning the card. Did you touch anything else while cleaning the card?

But yeah..Get that thermal paste on asap.
a b U Graphics card
January 11, 2013 1:13:11 PM

High temps will "throttle" the gpu so it will be very slow when the gpu is hot. This is normal. Get that paste on that puppy!
January 12, 2013 5:25:16 AM

yea i think that was wat my tech was trying to point out.. that if the cpu heats up it just automatically shuts down.. My tech was supposed to check on my pc yesterday but fate took a toll on him the other night he was held up in a gun point and the robbers shot him cold blood the other night, he was dead on the spot, idk the complete details.. no kidd.. god bless his soul..RIP So back to the problem my tech was also concerned that i may have damaged some parts on the motherboard specifically near the video card, im sure u all know that scenario when u're trying to unlock the lock on the video using screw drivers etc. then u slipped and tap the board itself, it kinda happened to me on the first and second try.. but then again everything is still working it just became so slow the gameplay and also the internet the pages loads sooo slow... (im using my laptop now) its not internet related cuz internet on my laptop is still fast and normal.. and i cant remember touching anything else other than the video card and the heatsink... someone suggested to me that i should try to uninstall my graphic card driver then reinstall it.. should i do that ?
January 12, 2013 5:26:47 AM

Mahisse said:
Thermal paste may very well be vital to the GPU's temperature but it shouldn't slow down his gameplay I think. I mean if a GPU gets too hot it just freezes up the computer not slowin down as it gets hotter.
So that computer tech may be right after all. But it does sounds weird that your computer is slower than before cleaning the card. Did you touch anything else while cleaning the card?

But yeah..Get that thermal paste on asap.



yea i think that was wat my tech was trying to point out.. that if the cpu heats up it just automatically shuts down.. My tech was supposed to check on my pc yesterday but fate took a toll on him the other night he was held up in a gun point and the robbers shot him cold blood the other night, he was dead on the spot, idk the complete details.. no kidd.. god bless his soul..RIP So back to the problem my tech was also concerned that i may have damaged some parts on the motherboard specifically near the video card, im sure u all know that scenario when u're trying to unlock the lock on the video using screw drivers etc. then u slipped and tap the board itself, it kinda happened to me on the first and second try.. but then again everything is still working it just became so slow the gameplay and also the internet the pages loads sooo slow... (im using my laptop now) its not internet related cuz internet on my laptop is still fast and normal.. and i cant remember touching anything else other than the video card and the heatsink... someone suggested to me that i should try to uninstall my graphic card driver then reinstall it.. should i do that ?
January 12, 2013 6:37:14 AM

jugheadsupernov said:
yea i think that was wat my tech was trying to point out.. that if the cpu heats up it just automatically shuts down.. My tech was supposed to check on my pc yesterday but fate took a toll on him the other night he was held up in a gun point and the robbers shot him cold blood the other night, he was dead on the spot, idk the complete details.. no kidd.. god bless his soul..RIP So back to the problem my tech was also concerned that i may have damaged some parts on the motherboard specifically near the video card, im sure u all know that scenario when u're trying to unlock the lock on the video using screw drivers etc. then u slipped and tap the board itself, it kinda happened to me on the first and second try.. but then again everything is still working it just became so slow the gameplay and also the internet the pages loads sooo slow... (im using my laptop now) its not internet related cuz internet on my laptop is still fast and normal.. and i cant remember touching anything else other than the video card and the heatsink... someone suggested to me that i should try to uninstall my graphic card driver then reinstall it.. should i do that ?

Wow, no kidding about that shot? Sorry to hear that..

Well, first thing first, apply the thermal paste! Next, you can try your card on another PC, see if problem like you had happen. If yes, big chance you causing problem with your graphic card when cleaning it. Try it first so we can know for sure
a b U Graphics card
January 12, 2013 12:31:27 PM

Yeah, sorry about your tech friend. That's sad.

Also don't scratch the motherboard when you're messing with the pcie latch!
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