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Graphic card problem

For the past few weeks my desktop computer has been displaying a red warning message that my graphic card (GTX 650) is running at 350 rpm and a temperature of 40 c.

I have tried to alter the speed through the bios and additional software but with no luck, is it possible to repair the card ?

Accept it’s a old card....2012 era.....or am I just wasting my time and accept another card is the only option ?

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Re: Graphic card problem

You should be able to replace the fan on the card as that's your issue here.

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Re: Graphic card problem

@Mook 

Thanks.

Will check that out.

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Another thing you may want to consider @gleneagles is to give your card a dusting. If you're comfortable with it remove it from the machine and use a vacuum to clean it by placing the nozzle over the fan to extract the dust from the casing.

While you have this out you'll also get a measure of how easy it will be to replace the fan and the size needed.

 

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@Mook wrote:

Another thing you may want to consider @gleneagles is to give your card a dusting.

 


Aye, a good thing to do periodically, especially if it's a tower on the floor.

For ease of access and a stronger suck, I've improvised a tool comprising a length of washing machine hose, garden hose, and a couple of bits of sleeving from the junk box to step down the diameter to 9mm.

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Re: Graphic card problem

I use an air duster Smiley

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I usually find blowing more effective than sucking, especially using an air hose attached to a compressor with one of these or similar.

 

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@gleneagles wrote:

For the past few weeks my desktop computer has been displaying a red warning message that my graphic card (GTX 650) is running at 350 rpm and a temperature of 40 c.

I have tried to alter the speed through the bios and additional software but with no luck, is it possible to repair the card ?

Accept it’s a old card....2012 era.....or am I just wasting my time and accept another card is the only option ?


40C is slightly above normal body temperature, so its probably a configuration error to say that's a warning?

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The most likely reason is that the fan and/or heatsink is full of dust/fibers
If you are ok with dismanteling your pc and removing the card, give it a good clean. Check and clean the main cpu fan and heatsink while you're in there.
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@RobPN wrote:

... especially using an air hose attached to a compressor with one of these or similar.


If you have a friend who is a dentist, he'll have something similar in his surgery, although you probably won't be allowed to take a computer into the surgery at the moment.

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@Jonpe wrote:


If you have a friend who is a dentist, he'll have something similar in his surgery, although you probably won't be allowed to take a computer into the surgery at the moment.


Lock-down or not, I don't think many dentists would be amenable to blasting a cloud of dust into their nice clean surgery.  Cheesy