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Graphic card not function

by naiveboy / November 25, 2012 2:56 AM PST


Wednesday, while playing game, CPU fan and casing fan suddenly stop spinning. Then processor temperature raised up and pc auto shut down. After restart, CPU fan and casing fan still not spinning. But after i rotate the CPU fan with finger, it continue to spin again. Then i continue play game, without problem for that day. Casing fan remain not spinning until now.

Thursday, turned on my computer, nothing is display on monitor with my nvidia graphic card, but i can heard the music when my pc enter windows. Graphic card fan is spinning. Then i switch to using motherboard built-in graphic and the monitor can display but not every time. Some time even built-in graphic also fail to display when i turned on my computer. Once the built-in graphic successfully display, it can continue to displaying without problem. Graphic card remain fail to display until now. No graphic artifacts was observed before that. What happen to my pc?

Thanks you

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That finger test means the machine needs repairs.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 25, 2012 4:09 AM PST

That failure can cause higher temperatures and early card failures. Replace the failed fan (it failed!) and then try another video card.

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long file path
by darrygay / November 25, 2012 7:33 PM PST

Sometimes I get a dialogue box error saying the file name is too long The file name that it's currently stalled on copying is not very long at all, however it is in a long path if you add together all the folder names.

I'm not sure if this is an issue that involves the QNAP NAS or if it's just a Windows-copying-to-a-network-drive problem.

My setup is
WIndows 7 x64 PC copying files over gigabit through a switch to QNAP TS-459

Anyone else run into this, or is there a finite limit to the total length of a file path?


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That's a new issue worthy of a new discussion.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 25, 2012 11:14 PM PST
In reply to: long file path

But yes, if you are copying from NTFS to FAT you see that.

This is not a mystery, there is some bad spammer that may try to get you to try their crap copier but it's simply a limit of the target file system.

There are always limits so we learn to work within them.


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File path name limit is 240 characters, networked or not
by wpgwpg / November 25, 2012 11:26 PM PST
In reply to: long file path

Regardless of where you're copying to or from, the total length of the path has to be under 240, and there're other limits as well. I believe if the file name is over 40 to 50 bytes (I don't remember exactly), some utilities have a problem as well. If you're looking for the exact details, go to the MS web site's support area and do a search.

Good luck.

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failed casing fan and graphic card
by naiveboy / November 26, 2012 6:20 AM PST

But what reason causes this kind of failure to happened? It is strange, fans and graphics faced problem nearly at the same time. Possible that the new graphics card will be damage by unknown factors when i insert it to my computer?

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For folk that have such fears.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 26, 2012 9:18 AM PST

That's when you take it to a shop. You witnessed the failure so you have to be the judge of what to do next. A shop would have spares to test out if the basic PC is OK.

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