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Old 16th Aug 2011, 04:20 AM   #1
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7600GT Overheating

Morning all,

My girlfriends 7600GT has for no reason started to overheat and I think it's a driver issue somewhere with Windows 7.

It's fine on the desktop and browsing but when she starts playing WoW or another games the temp jumps from 60 degrees up to 93 and then crashes.

This is a new issue as nothings change hardware wise in the machine aside from a new hard drive which is why I think it might be a buggy driver or something from Windows Update.

Anyone heard of any issues?
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Old 16th Aug 2011, 04:35 AM   #2
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Haven't heard of any issues, but I have heard of hardware dying.
Fans not running smoothly anymore or not at all, the psu getting weaker...

Good luck with your driver/update problem! Fingers crossed that that's what it is.
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Old 16th Aug 2011, 04:37 AM   #3
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well the hardware is old, maybe the fan doesn't work well anymore...
you can try to get older drivers from the nvidia website.
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Old 16th Aug 2011, 05:33 AM   #4
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I will give them a go.

I'm thinking it might be dying, will be hitting Best Buy later to pick up a 5570 for 80 to replace it.
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Old 16th Aug 2011, 05:35 AM   #5
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If you really feel it's a driver just reinstall it or roll back. I really doubt it's this though.

It's much more likely that the heatsink is getting clogged with dust or the fan is dying/dead. Just open up the computer quick and check. If it's neither of these, then something like the MOSFET's and/or voltage regulators are probably going bad.
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Old 16th Aug 2011, 07:22 AM   #6
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Already checked the Fan etc for dust, no issues.

I only think its the driver because of the sudden change that I've noticed. I'll be replacing it with the 5570 later.
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Old 16th Aug 2011, 05:06 PM   #7
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replaced the card with a ATI HD5570 and no problems to speak off.

Though I did uninstall 2 lots of nvidia drivers but couldn't be bothered to retest with old card.
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