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Crazy x1650 Overheating may be the problem , but dust cant be a negative factor ( the graph card has 1 month has no trace of dust anywhere ) i think that 'cause of overheating the GPU is dead ? ...if i start my computer with this card after 3 minutes the whole PC hangs up..and on the monitor i can see a lot of weird things (lines, triangles , dots ) of different what do i do with it if the GPU is the prob ? reply me soon please...10x , again

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Re: crazy x1650

I have had similar problems with graphic cards, and in most case i had to replace the VGA card. A technician i know gave me a temporary solution (though he had no idea why it sorted the problem up), where he would take his hot soldering iron over any place where there were solder points (not touch but over it so that they got heated up).

Once this was done the VGA card actually worked for a while (2 more months before the problems came back). I tried the same with my home soldering iron (which was not as powerful as the unit used by the technician which said 400C!) and this only solved the problem for a few hours! So basically you need a powerful soldering iron.

Another factor i have heard is that if your power supply is not good, the graphic card struggles to work properly and fails after a while. The X1650 is no power hog like the some of the higher end solutions, but in case you have a generic power supply saying 300-400W this could be another cause for your problem.

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