Not long ago, the cooling fan on my GeForce2 MX400 card stopped for a moment when a wire pressed against the blades. It got pretty darn hot but still seems to work fine. One peculiar thing is that (and it may just be coincidental) is that ever since then, my USB devices seem to lock up randomly whenever I now run a graphics intense program or game.
Any ideas? Is there any software out there to TEST an Nvidia card or the chips on it?
Now, on your vid card, look for the voltage regulator... yeah yeah, thats it... now see those two contact points just south of it? yeah yeah, now just... wait ill show you... BZZZ BZZZZZZZZ! POP POP POP!!! BANG!