Question about Gateway GT4016 Desktop PC
Without knowing the extent of your experience with PCs that's nothing but a guess really, but, yes it is possible, and is actually an easy task to learn with. I would suggest browsing for tutorials or techsites like this one and learn as much as possible before ever trying it. One little mistake can be expensive, but as you get to know your machine you will probably find yourself doing a lot of different upgrades.
It wouldn't hurt to check Google or even your PC manufacturer site to see if these are regular occurences with their products. If so you can replace other small parts while you have it torn apart. Though it is recommended that you only change one thing at a time and test for a while to assure no problems. Some puters are finicky about different parts. I've had it happen with network cards, video cards, and even new hard drives that just wouldn't work. They all worked fine in a different system but it's one of those things that are not predictable and can happen!
I would suggest a good upgrade and/or building a PC guide if you are not sure about what you are doing. An I hope you are successful if you do try it!
Posted on Nov 13, 2008
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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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