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Windows 7: Broken Graphics Card


01 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Build 7600
 
 
Broken Graphics Card

Hey guys, just got a quick question

Is a broken graphics card enough to make a computer turn itself off right after being turned on with no other hardware interaction?


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01 Jan 2010   #2

 

It's possible. Yes. Depends on the nature of the malfunction.
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01 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Build 7600
 
 

The nature of the malfunction was the fan melting the heatsink is warped and broken at the point where it secures onto the card. It's a GeForce 6600 by the way


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01 Jan 2010   #4

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SkinyJim View Post
The nature of the malfunction was the fan melting the heatsink is warped and broken at the point where it secures onto the card. It's a GeForce 6600 by the way
Yup, got one ... had to replace the heatsink and fan. Without a working fan the card will overheat and shut off. Hopefully the card has not been damaged by the heat?

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Cheers!
Robert


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01 Jan 2010   #5

 

The thermal sensors will likely trigger a shut down.

If you didn't have any artifacting before you discovered the error you might be lucky.
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01 Jan 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Build 7600
 
 

I doubt it's still working, the computer shuts off within seconds of pressing the on button. Surely you could get 20-30 seconds or something without a fan?
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02 Jan 2010   #7

 

It all depends on the GPU's thermal protection, I've had cards survive under dust and with blown fans for lengthy periods... so good luck!
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02 Jan 2010   #8

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SkinyJim View Post
The nature of the malfunction was the fan melting the heatsink is warped and broken at the point where it secures onto the card. It's a GeForce 6600 by the way
LMAO....... that's a first for me

if it was hot enough to do that, it could well of been hot enough to melt the solder points on the card in effect fusing them together, which will result in an instant shorting of the system...
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02 Jan 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Build 7600
 
 

Yeah I think I'll just replace the card and see if the computer starts up after that. I can get another for $50
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02 Jan 2010   #10

Windows 7 x86
 
 

Heck I would love to see the underside of that card, bet it aint a pretty red around the gpu
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