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Windows 7: Broken Graphics Card

03 Jan 2010   #11

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3

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
Now that baby got HOT

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03 Jan 2010   #12


Guys, look up the temperature at which aluminium melts...

What the OP is looking at is a manufacturing defect that's fractured, there's certainly no way the cards GPU could have attained anything like the 660 C which is around the temperature necessary to melt aluminium...

The fan motor could have caused the plastic to overheat, you can't even be certain it was the GPU which was the cause of that...
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03 Jan 2010   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Build 7600

Well the owner of the computer kept it in a rather dusty area and never cleaned the dust out of it I think she's decided to put computers in another location in the future. I'm now currently trying to convince her to spend the $50 for a replacement card (identical to the old one, and it's not a GT).

Here are some more pics of the graphics card. Under the fan, and the reverse of the card under the GPU.

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03 Jan 2010   #14


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03 Jan 2010   #15


Oh yes, that is cooked...
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