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Zotac GTX470 issue

Apr 30, 2012
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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?
Jan 25, 2011
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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.
Nov 13, 2007
6,139 (1.67/day)
Austin Texas
System Name silen8
Processor Intel i7 7820X Delidded @ 4.64Ghz / 3.1Ghz Mesh
Motherboard MSI X299 Tomahawk
Cooling 240mm Corsair H105 Intake
Memory 32 GB Quad 3434Mhz DDR4 15-16-16-38-300-1T
Video Card(s) Gigabyte GTX 1080 Ti Gaming
Storage 1Tb Samsung 960 Pro m2, 1TB Samsung 850 Pro SSD
Display(s) Dell 24" 2560x1440 144hz, G-Sync @ 165Hz
Case NZXT S340 Elite Black
Audio Device(s) Arctis 7
Power Supply FSP HydroG 750W
Mouse zowie ec-2
Keyboard corsair k65 tenkeyless
Software Windows 10 64 Bit
Benchmark Scores Cb: 2103 Multi, 209 Single, 10450 Timespy - 10150 GPU/11900 CPU, superpi 1M - 7.71s
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.
Sep 7, 2010
752 (0.28/day)
Processor Intel Core i7-4790K
Motherboard Intel Board DZ87KLT-75K
Cooling Intel Stock Cooler
Memory G.Skill RipjawsX {F3-2400C11D-16GXM x 2 [32GB]}
Video Card(s) Nvidia Geforce GTX 970
Storage Samsung EVO 250GB mSATA SSD + Seagate 3TB HDD
Display(s) Dell UltraSharp U2718Q
Case In Win F430
Power Supply Seasonic Platinum 660
Mouse Dell KM714 Wireless
Keyboard Dell KM714 Wireless
Software Windows 10 Pro x64
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,..