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#1 Honkycat

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 05:06 AM

Hello,
My Dell Dimension 9100 has been freezing with pink stripes and windows shutting with blue screen. I've researched this a bit and it looks like my graphics card may be overheating. I've noticed the fan running louder than normal recently. It's a geForce 6800 and the idling temperature is 107C (ambient 68C).
Any thoughts on what I should do.... replace the fan maybe? Is this easy to do?
Any thoughts would be appreciated.
Thanks,
Steve.

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 11:33 AM

More likely since you say you can hear the fan running all the card needs is a good cleaning.

Try removing it and blowing out the dust. Those temperatures if the software is reporting them correctly are way high.

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#3 Jaswinder Singh

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 09:00 PM

Hi,
My name is Jaswinder. It could be a problem due to multiple factors. Try using the troubleshooting steps mentioned in the following link: http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/kcs/document?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs&docid=DSN_361944&isLegacy=true.

I am sure it would help you to isolate the issue.
In case the system is running too hot then would recommend going ahead with the cleaning of the system from inside as suggested by Roger earlier.
Thanks,
Jaswinder B

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#4 Honkycat

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 04:21 AM

Thanks guys. I replaced the graphics card and all is now well. Cheers.

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 09:07 PM

Hi,

My name is Jaswinder.
Glad to hear that the issue has been resolved. Please write to us for any further issues with the Dell System.

Thanks,
Jaswinder B

Edited by Orange Blossom, 11 August 2012 - 07:35 AM.
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