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Windows 7: My screen shuts down while playing

06 Mar 2011   #11
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Salvate View Post
I 've been having this problem for a long time but it goes off and come back !
My screen shuts down when i am playing heroes of newerth after like 10-30 mins its like theres no video output tho that the pc is still working normally , so i 've to restart my computer . my drivers are up to date and i just installed windows 7 ultimate x64 i tried everything i used chkdsk and memtest and i use Evga precision to check my graphic card temparature and it's fine
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Shutdown is a classic symptom of overheating and can cause all kinds of problems
As rich46 said, sounds like you're having an overheating issue. A few things you can do....

- Get a can of compressed air, open the case a do a cleaning by blowing all the dust off the fans and components.
- Making sure all the case fans work.
- check that the video card's fan isn't caked with dust.
- Check that the CPU fan is also clean and free of dust.
- You might also want to check the thermo paste on the CPU.
- Also - if you feel up to the task - you can remove the GPU heatsink and replace the thermo paste there as well.
- Make sure you have good ventilation = good cable management as well.

Running the fan on ultra high is a temp fix that will eventually burn out the fan. In addition I'm sure the noise will become very annoying after listening to a loud GPU whinny fan for any length of time.

My two cents.

Let us know.


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06 Mar 2011   #12
rbftalan

Windows 7 Pro 32 bit
 
 

i opened the case just now and the small fan on the GPU itself isn't spinning does that mean i need to replace the gpu? or can that small fan be fixed?
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06 Mar 2011   #13
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rbftalan View Post
i opened the case just now and the small fan on the GPU itself isn't spinning does that mean i need to replace the gpu? or can that small fan be fixed?
Well that means you found your heating issue, and thus your shutdown problem

You can check the fan to see if it's clogged with dust. Also manually spin the fan and see if it'll run after that. If not, you can look into replacing the fan though I've never replaced a GPU fan by itself, I'm sure it can be done but..... search the net. Personally I'd just replace the card if the fan doesn't work as it may be a sign of other thing to go. After all you did say you've been experiencing this issue for a while

Good luck.
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06 Mar 2011   #14
rbftalan

Windows 7 Pro 32 bit
 
 

dang that's too bad even though my card is already 2 years old it can still support newly released games... i'll weigh it, if it's too much trouble to replace the fan alone i think i'll just buy a new gpu like you suggested... thanks for the help!!!
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06 Mar 2011   #15
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You could try and disassemble the card and play around with it to see if you can get the fan to working.

The other option you could look into is replacing the entire heatsink/fan with a third party GPU cooling solution… might be cheaper than replacing the card.

On the other hand there are some really good cards out now that perform as well as the card you have now.

Just some things to think about
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07 Mar 2011   #16
Salvate

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Problem solved !!
my Graphic card fan had tons of dust in it , i cleaned it and inserted a new fan and its working fine for 2 days now
Thanks everyone for trying to help <3 .
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07 Mar 2011   #17
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Well there you go

Glad to be of help.

Peace
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17 May 2011   #18
Salvate

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Hello , my problem was gone for 2 months till now , it came back while i was playing world of warcraft . i cleaned my case with compressed air 2 times and inserted a new fan and its still happening tho the monitor only shuts down 2-3 times /day now instead of every 10 minutes . my gpu temp while playing is 77º , all the fans in my pc are on 100% including the video card fan , i upgraded 80% of my pc so here are my new specs :

windows 7 Enterprise (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
processor 3.00 gigahertz Intel Core2 Extreme Q6850
Display NVIDIA GeForce 8800 Ultra
board EVGA 132-CK-NF78 2
4GB memory .
Waiting for ur replies <3

Thanks for reading
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