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Weird Smell. Increased Temperature


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#1 sausage

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 04:10 PM

so, the temp on my 6600 GT jumped about 15 degrees in a minute accompanied with an odd smell. The fan on it died about a month ago, and the computer is only used for facebook, word, etc. So when it goes up even farther than 85C and smells bad, something concerns me. Note, I have had it at 140C before without a smell, so I don't think it's the video card that's frying right now (yes I stopped what I was doing the moment I saw the 140)

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Intel Processor 2.4GHz Dual-Core (not sure exactly what it is but it's worse than an i3, better than a p4 and not sandy bridge)

QuickEdit: While typing the post, the temp dropped 6 degrees and I no longer smell anything, still concerned however.

Edited by sausage, 24 July 2011 - 04:10 PM.


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Posted 24 July 2011 - 05:17 PM

Replace the card, or you can damage other components.

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 05:18 PM

Understood. :)

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 10:09 AM

You should replace the fan, overheating might be causing the problem.




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