Tag Info

Hot answers tagged

3

Losing a fan blade on it's own for the amount of pressure loss that you get isn't really the issue. The issue is that if you've lost a fan blade the fan is now not balanced. An unbalanced fan will spin much-much slower than a balanced one, and that is what would result in much less airflow/pressure. If it's an old card, then it likely did not have ...


1

If a fan failed to start , I can see good reason for GPU failure, but not just for a small reduction in flow. Fan failure here could have been a screw driver or cable interfering during operation. No spin on start can fail then a push to turn gets it working again such as with a screwdriver. These dead zones are common due to misalignment of the Hall ...


1

Well, the blade missing itself may not have cause the card to die, but since the blade broke off and prob. jammed the rest of the blades from spinning at all, I can see that as being a reason for the card getting too hot and leading to failure and death. If I stop one of my case fans, it will pulse a little with positive pressure in the spinning direction.


1

You will have no problem at all with that, it happens with every modern motherboard (whose chipset graphics are from the same manufacturer as the additional card). Just install the chipset drivers and then the ATI drivers. If you get the option, uncheck the chipset graphics drivers, but it's not necessary.


1

I've seen this problem before. Unfortunately, when AMD says "ALL", they mean ALL. The AMD Clean Uninstall Utility removes every driver that could possibly support any AMD hardware (including their motherboards and USB controllers; hence your problem), except for the drivers that ship with your basic Windows installation. I guess the reason why your basic ...


1

The GPU's cooling system cools many components, not just the GPU. Without a proper cooling setup, the GPU itself can monitor its own temperature and throttle, but other components (RAM, VRM) can't. Likely other components on the graphics card fried by running without proper cooling. But the only way to know for sure is to reinstall proper cooling and test. ...


1

No. Not only is it nonsense, it makes no sense. The board has a standard PCI Express x16 slot, any card that works in a x16 PCIe will work on your board. Assuming who ever you spoke with had some clue: It may be that your case/ PSU cannot handle more than what a GeForce 200 needs as far as cooling or power. That card is certainly not the only viable option ...



Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible