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Windows 7: Nvidia Card Stops and Screen Freezes

14 Aug 2011   #11
Veronica54

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 
What is your recommendation?

What is your recommendation? Start with replacing the power supply or the graphics card? Thanks again!


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14 Aug 2011   #12
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

It might not hurt at this point to make sure the fan on the graphics card is actually spinning and moving air through it.
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14 Aug 2011   #13
Veronica54

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

There isn't a fan on the graphics card.
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14 Aug 2011   #14
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

so it looks something like this?

http://www.ixbt.com/video2/images/g7...00gs-front.jpg

I've never been a big fan of passive cooled graphics cards especially in a dell which have notoriously bad air flow in the cases to begin with.
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14 Aug 2011   #15
Veronica54

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

That's it. I put a fan outside by the back of the case but it isn't helping much at this point. I am having to use another computer to even be able to respond to you, as the system shuts down almost immediately when it is powered on.
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14 Aug 2011   #16
Veronica54

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

In case I wasn't clear with my answer, yes that is the graphics card that is in the system. Thanks!
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14 Aug 2011   #17
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

In this case to see any benefit from that fan you'd pretty much have to pull the side panel off and aim it right at the card, though it appears the heat may have already done it's damage.
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14 Aug 2011   #18
Veronica54

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

I can open the case and put a fan on it to see if will help. I am also going to test the card into another system before I buy another card or power supply, just to be sure what I need to replace (hopefully not both), when I opened it up the first time, there was alot of dust in the power supply, I cleaned it out but it may already done its damage as well. If I have to purchase another card, do you have any recommendations for this system? Thank you so much for your time and patience.
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14 Aug 2011   #19
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

If you have a pci-e slot on the motherboard, which it appears you do, you can plug most cards into it. the problem will probably be the power supply. Newer graphics cards require a lot of juice to run properly. I don't have any specific suggestions for a replacement card at the moment.
Most newer cards are going to want around 500 watts of power supply to run for you.
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14 Aug 2011   #20
Veronica54

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Thank you again. You have been very generous with your time and information. I attempted to test the card in another system, but it would not fit into the slot. I am looking into replacing the power supply first, it makes sense that the mouse and keyboard would stop working if the power supply is going out or not big enough. Thanks again!
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