Should my video card be extremely hot to the touch?

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spydur
02-08-2005, 11:03 PM
If I touch my video card near the GPU it is very very very hot. It has a heatsink/fan on it (GF4 Ti4800SE) and it is too hot to keep my finger on for more than half a second.

I believe this to be the cause of my computer's random crashes. Is there validity in this theory?

Jago
02-08-2005, 11:04 PM
That's an excellent method of testing.

aScotiA
02-08-2005, 11:07 PM
try jumping a couple buslines to cool it down

spydur
02-08-2005, 11:07 PM
That's an excellent method of testing.
It's not like I am going to hold my finger on it until it burns my skin off.

sarro
02-08-2005, 11:11 PM
no
sandpaper the surface

tmc
02-08-2005, 11:18 PM
put ice on it

euph
02-08-2005, 11:20 PM
piss on it

epidemic
02-08-2005, 11:21 PM
Maybe you are constantly crashing because you do **** like touch the GPU of the graphics card while it's running?

Did you ever think of that one?

Huh?

Afterimage
02-08-2005, 11:22 PM
What kind of random crashes are happening? BSODs?

BlodBath-VuP-
02-08-2005, 11:22 PM
most video cards can be up to 55 degrees C before they're really in trouble, and that's extremely hot to the touch still.

SameerK
02-08-2005, 11:22 PM
take a dump on it

Ascoe
02-08-2005, 11:22 PM
That's why they called it a space heater

Leiawen
02-08-2005, 11:28 PM
Do you get visual aftifacts on the screen before you crash? Or does it just hard lock, or what?

aNimAL
02-08-2005, 11:30 PM
no it should be extremely hot to the look

Xplo
02-09-2005, 12:00 AM
Chinese hackers are trying to make your video card explode and kill you. What you should do is yank the card out while your computer is running (that way the hackers won't realize it's gone) and throw it as far as you can into the ocean.

This may require some travel.

When you get home, buy a new video card and put it in the old slot, or possibly a different slot (use file/sandpaper/chainsaw to trim card as needed). The hackers will still be trying to attack the old card which is at the bottom of Davy Jones' locker and you will be safe.

logmans
02-09-2005, 12:04 AM
i have had problems with computers crashing due to cards overheating multiple times. 1st it was with my voodoo 2 playing tribes, would crash after 3 or 4 hours of play. i didnt know any better.
more recently it was with a geforce i had that the fan went on and i didnt notice. that mf'er got hot as hell.

[57th]cneal
02-09-2005, 12:10 AM
Your computer is crashing because you are running games or applications that the video card can not handle. This also explains why the video card is getting hot. What you should do is go out and buy a better quality video card or if it is part of the computer then you need to get a new one of those.

Good luck!

arcadus
02-09-2005, 12:12 AM
my computer makes an excellent space heater

Emilee
02-09-2005, 12:35 AM
most video cards can be up to 55 degrees C before they're really in trouble, and that's extremely hot to the touch still.

Lots of new ones go upwards of 85c. The limit of some is 120c.

iNVAR
02-09-2005, 12:37 AM
cneal']Your computer is crashing because you are running games or applications that the video card can not handle. This also explains why the video card is getting hot. What you should do is go out and buy a better quality video card or if it is part of the computer then you need to get a new one of those.

Good luck!
stupidest thing i ever read.