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Zotac GTX470 issue

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  1. blitzmuffin New Member

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    Hi, first time writing here. I've got a problem with my 470 which I bought a year ago - while playing DiRT3 I noticed the temps we're getting upto 110 (70% fanspeed), so I decided to take a look inside. It looked quite dusty so I took the cover off and did a quick round with a vacuum cleaner over it (I didn't touch anything), when the majority of the dust was gone I put the cover back on and connected it again to the mobo (P8P67). I started up the PC, and all was running fine, except the monitor was not displaying anything, so I reconnected everything a few times but it stayed the same. Some articles I found on Google suggested that the cables aren't connected properly or that there are some errors with the GPU, but I'm very sure everything is connected properly.

    Any suggestions?
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    110 Celsius while gaming!?!?!? Its even a miracle that the card even lived through that and who knows how long it went unnoticed. I knew fermi could cook and egg but thats just molten or was that just a figur of speech? It should have been running at 100% fan speed and sounded like a jet, downclocked and even shutdown on those temps.
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    The GPU should be fine. Try loosening the cooler a bit, and make sure that nothing is shorting out the card. did you take the cooler off or just the shroud?

    Also post a pic of it in there... maybe we can spot something that is not right.
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    I took off only the shroud.

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    Which power supply you are using with this card?
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    110 Celsius, i think your GPU finally gave out, its possible that it cooked itself to death,... tho it could rise from the ashes like a phoenix,..

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