Question about Evga GeForce FX 5500 DDR, Graphic Card
Here is how it started.. My computer was full of dust, and I decided to clean it out. So, I took the shell off my hp pavilion a635w and cleaned it out with that electronic cleaner stuff...as soon as I plugged the monitor connection to the graphics card, it only said entering power saving mode.. BUT>> when I plugged it into the regular plug, it worked but it was in VERY low detail... When I used it before, it worked fine... I tried to fix it, and no one seems to have a solution to it... I have no idea what's going on... It can't be virus', and I tried to reinstall it... but it wouldn't work.. Any one have any solutions!!!???
Pls make sure that your graphics card is well inserted to the slot. check other parts also like ram for loose connections. you can also clean them by removing them and cleaning the metal pins with a pencil eraser, just be sure to take note of the gap when you insert them back to the slot.
Posted on Oct 15, 2008
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Oct 16, 2013 | Graphics Cards
The main device responsible for maintaining a constant temperature of your video card is the fan present in the processor. If this isn't functioning efficiently it's quite obvious that it would result in your video card overheating. If you don't regularly clean your computer, it could be highly likely that your fan is clogged with dust.
This is one of the simplest causes of your video card overheating which can be fixed by simply cleaning your fan, preferably using a blower.
A follow up of the previous point, in some cases your fan maybe malfunctioning or stopped working altogether. This could simply be diagnosed by switching on your computer with its cover open and checking if the fan is functioning. If it doesn't happen to be working, you have your answer.
Pushing your CPU to its limits by overclocking can cause your video card to overheat. This can seem fairly obvious too as if you find your video card overheating and if you've recently overclocked your CPU, it would explain it.
This is a rare cause, but depending on your video card's brand a badly developed driver could also cause your video card to overheat. If you use an unusual video card with questionable reputation this could be the issue.
While your fan maybe perfectly in tact and working, the location of your fan also matters. If there isn't sufficient air flow to your video card it can also cause it to overheat.
Those are typically the 5 main reasons to your video card overheating. If you have any other points in your mind, feel free to share them below.
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