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Bad card, or something else?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Ditto1958, Aug 8, 2009.

  1. Ditto1958 New Member

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    I have a strange problem with the system I built 2 months ago. The problem is that it doesn't play well with Hulu.com. For some reason if I try to watch video at full screen from Hulu, with in 2 or 3 minutes my display shuts down. Just the display, not Windows. This doesn't seem to happen with anything else. I can watch dvd's on the system, and can watch streaming video from YouTube and anywhere else in the web.

    Today, though, something else happened. I was playing around with Linux and decided to see what would happen if I watched something on Hulu while the system was running Mint 7. It seemed to run fine for a few minutes, but then the machine simply shut down. I tried to boot it up again, but it just shut down again immediately. Clearly it had overheated. I waited about 5 minutes and they it fired up fine. I did notice, though, that when it first re-started the air blowing out of the PSU was pretty warm.

    Do you think this could simply be a heat problem? If so, though, what is it about the streaming video at Hulu.com that is making the machine get so hot?
     
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    dude i dont know if this is relevant but, when i first got my new lcd screen there was this 1 website [i forgot which] that would make the screen sorta shut down, if i minimized the screen it would come back but something on the display just killed it, firmware update fixed it
     
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    I'm pretty sure this is an overheating problem. But which component? CPU or graphics card.
     
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    Not the CPU, atleast. Get a monitor program (I use OCCT, which also doubles as a makeshift temperature monitor) and see how high your card gets.

    But I don't think a streaming movie could overheat a graphics card, what do you have?
     
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