I have been experiencing hardware problems for a little while now and would like to know what the problem is exactly.
What usually happen is while playing a game, my computer will freezes and I'll have to restart it manually.
Earlier today, it froze again as usual and I decided to take a look inside my case.
I noticed my GPU (GTX 460) was hot as hell and the fan wasn't working.
However, everything else in there worked perfectly fine.
So i restarted it, installed HWMonitor and loaded a game.
The temperatures went from 44celcius to 70celcius instantly.
So, i closed the computer and reapplied thermal paste on the GPU.
It didn't do much, the temperatures were still the same afterward and it kept freezing.
Is my GPU dead?
By the way, i reinstalled Windows 7 yesterday so it can't be virus or driver related.
It would do the same thing 2 weeks ago.
I've found the problem while monitoring my temperatures and playing a game.
The problem is, my fan's speed doesn't adjust or at least, it won't go above 30% of it's capacity.
So, the card keeps getting hotter and hotter and eventually, the GPU stops responding to prevent damaging itself.
In conclusion, the card is defective but, there's a way around it called MSI Afterburner.