Re: weather too cold for MX440?

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Master Tech ©, Jul 22, 2003.

  1. On Tue, 22 Jul 2003 22:22:08 +1200, will <> wrote:

    >hi,
    >
    >i have this strange problem with my 64MB MX440 DDR video card. i have
    >tested my machine with different monitor and video card, and i think i
    >can safely say it's down to this card.
    >
    >when 'it' happens, my monitor goes blank, as if it's resetting the
    >screen resolution. it'll be back in a few seconds. sometimes the screen
    >freezes, and i have to move the mouse a little for it to refresh/reset.
    >this happens very frequently, especially when i'm scrolling pages.
    >
    >anyway, somehow i suspect that temperature is a factor, i always have my
    >case open, and the board temperature is around 33'C.
    >
    >at this temp i can 'induce' that weird resetting behaviour by browsing
    >some sites. then i have my case closed, board temp went up to 37'C, and
    >i cannot duplicate the problem by doing the same thing anymore. not
    >totally convinced, i have the case open again, and sure enough, the
    >screen's playing up again at 33'C.
    >
    >has anyone experienced something similar? should i unplug the onboard
    >fan? this is my card's first winter, and i don't have a suitable water
    >bottle for it yet :)
    >
    >cheers,
    >
    >will.




    These cards do need a good PSU..
     
    Master Tech ©, Jul 22, 2003
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