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09-19-2005, 07:20 AM
I've been having yet more troubles with my comp, so I had it checked out. They told me that the fan in the video card was malfunctioning, and that I would need it replaced, and to call the manufacturer to see if they'll send one.
I told this to my friend, who laughed and said they were full of feces, and I may have to replace the vid card.
Is this a legit thing? Is my friend dumb? Or does the PC place know jack crap?
09-19-2005, 05:11 PM
I guess it depends on what was the original problem with your PC.
If it was a video problem then it very well could be that your video card fan isn't working. The GPU could be overheating, if this has gone on a while then the overheating might have fried your GPU and you could need a whole new video card.
What was wrong with your comp when you went to have it checked out?
09-19-2005, 07:27 PM
The comp was acting weird, and I'd keep getting booted off whatever game I was playing. It seemed the same as my earlier RAM troubles, so I figured one blew on me.
My comp was daignosed with a virus, and the bad fan I mentioned. He said that the card was fine, although the problem still persists.
09-19-2005, 09:25 PM
Well the original problem doesn't seem like a overheating video card issue to me. Easy way to check if your video card fan is working is to take the case off your computer, and then start it up. You can spot your video card pretty easy and you'll be able to see if the fan is spinning.
When they identified that your computer was infected by a virus, I assume they cleaned it off your computer afterwards? Or was this just a diagnosis and no action was taken?
09-20-2005, 08:47 PM
No, it was cleaned up. They even put in an anti-virus program in there for me. I'll have to check that tonight.
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