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Graphics card fan problem...

by shOrty-s2oOo / October 21, 2004 3:16 PM PDT

I have a GeForce Ti4200, one day I spotted the card was hot and the GPU fan wasn't I wanted a new card, a GeForce FX5600, installed it and turns out the fan on this one doesn't work either...I can tell the fan worked on the Ti4200 because there is dust circulating around the heatsink and fan...but the new FX5600 isn't spinning at all, it is also new...

Is it the AGP port?
Something I have to set in BIOS?
Probable reason why my counter-strike keeps shutting down?
Probably why I sometimes receive the blue screen of death?
Probably why my computer does random reboots?

I have a 550W power supply, enough juice for everything...anybody know the problem? Please help!


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Re: Graphics card fan problem...
by speerross / October 21, 2004 7:03 PM PDT

I had this exact problem...if only I can remember exactly what i did.

and yes all those to all those questions, this is the probably reason. Your computer willl turn itself off if it gets dangerously hot/not enough power.

Check your power connectors, swap some around so your connecting your card with a dufferent connector.

In the meantime refrain from using high profile programs (i.e games, digital video editors)as your graphics card could fry at any moment. I will try and get you a better answer when my Dad gets home as he might be able to remember how we fixed this (and it wasn't ordering a new card)

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Re: Graphics card fan problem...
by shOrty-s2oOo / October 22, 2004 2:07 PM PDT

hey...i tried a geforce mx420 also (it doesn't come with a fan, just a heatsink) but my computer still reboots randomly....i dont know whats wrong...

my harddrive runs hot like krazy now, for some weird reason my processor and chipset runs at temp. 40-50C (touching it was not even close to warm), it use to run at thing i remembered doing was updating the VIA 4in1 driver...i tried uninstalling but computer still power supply runs cool now also...power supply use to run hot....i think the driver update cause this weird problem, i mean its good for the processor because of less heat, but my hard drives are going hottt...(or maybe i never felt the harddrive for heat issues before)

Motherboard: Giga-Byte KT266A GA-7VTXE+
things i also tried doing are:
1. removing memory sticks
2. change from PCI to AGP graphics card
3. used 3 types of graphics card
4. reformatting SP1, SP2
5. updating every driver
6. removing my sound blaster to a different pci slot

also my nero keeps on having this error and shuts itself down...also reboots if i do mad work on the computer...
im having this same problem to my other new built computer (3000 amd athlon xp, 256mb, 80g, 400w, vantec cooler, radeon 7000)

help help help!!!!

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Re: Graphics card fan problem...
by shOrty-s2oOo / October 22, 2004 4:09 PM PDT

I have an update to my error, i disabled automatic restart in windows, and now i get the blue screens each time...when i boot back in to windows, it ask me if i should send the error to microsoft, after i clicked ok, it sent me a link to a website reading this:

Error Caused by Graphics Device Driver
Thank you for submitting an error report. Microsoft is unable to specifically determine what caused the problem you reported. If you would like to try and troubleshoot the problem, please utilize the information listed below.


A device driver installed on your system caused the problem, but we cannot determine the precise cause. Depending on which situation is applicable to you, do one of the following:

If you are running Windows Server 2003 you may experience crashes if you have adjusted the Hardware Acceleration setting. Microsoft recommends that the Hardware Acceleration setting be set to None for server systems. To check your Hardware Acceleration setting, go to the advanced section of the display properties dialog box.
If you know the manufacturer of the device, contact the manufacturer's product support service for assistance.
If you don't know the driver's manufacturer and need help diagnosing and resolving this problem, contact your computer manufacturer's product support service.
Updated drivers might be available on the Microsoft Windows Update Web site. At Windows Update, you can have your computer scanned and, if there are updated drivers available, Windows Update will offer a selection of drivers that you might be able to use. To learn more about updated drivers that might be available, visit Microsoft Windows Update.
For information about Microsoft support options, visit Microsoft Product Support Services.
You can track this error report by clicking the Track this error report link. If you choose to track your error report, you will be notified of resolutions to this problem as they are identified.

also this:
Error Message: STOP 0x000000EA THREAD_STUCK_IN_DEVICE_DRIVER (Q293078)
----------i tried this also (disabling hardware acceleration)

also when each time i try to run a spyware removal program like spybot, computer reboots...

i tried searching one time, with adaware and found 300spywares...they told me some application are open and could not quarantined like 10 it automatically rebooted right after, but adaware doesnt pop up again to scan...also tried safe mode...which doesn't work either....


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Re: Graphics card fan problem...
by shOrty-s2oOo / October 24, 2004 7:04 AM PDT



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Same problem here
by grifpau / December 23, 2004 2:13 AM PST

I have the exact same problem here. If you could help, please send me an email at

However, luckally I have set a system restore point. I don't particularly want to use it if anybody knows any solutions. PLease help!

Thanks in advance


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