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running windows 7,nvidia g-force 6800 my monitor randomly turns off and goes red/blue/green colours? Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Manufacturer: NVIDIA Chip type: GeForce… Read More
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[mod] 7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
running windows 7,nvidia g-force 6800

my monitor randomly turns off and goes red/blue/green colours?

Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 6800
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce 6800
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: EnumPCIVEN_10DE&DEV_00C1&SUBSYS_024510DE&REV_A2
Display Memory: 1016 MB
Dedicated Memory: 248 MB
Shared Memory: 767 MB
Current Mode: 1440 x 900 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor
Monitor Model: SyncMaster
Monitor Id: SAM02FA
Native Mode: 1440 x 900(p) (59.887Hz)
Output Type: HD15
Driver Name: nvd3dumx.dll,nvd3dum
Driver File Version: 8.15.0011.9038 (English)
Driver Version: 8.15.11.9038
DDI Version: 9Ex
Driver Model: WDDM 1.0
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 7/14/2009 18:54:00, 9375232 bytes
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[mod] 7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
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#1
Yes, it sounds like it is. It could just be overheating though. Give the fan a good clean, blow all the dust off, and you might want to try running with the side of the case off for a while. If it improves things (reduces these incidents of nastiness), you can get replacement fans off ebay quite easily.
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Awaken
Yes, it sounds like it is. It could just be overheating though. Give the fan a good clean, blow all the dust off, and you might want to try running with the side of the case off for a while. If it improves things (reduces these incidents of nastiness), you can get replacement fans off ebay quite easily.


yeh just noticed fan isnt running either and card is pretty damn hot :?
#3
A well made PC should run hotter with the side off, so after giving it a clean put the side back on ;)
#4
Sounds like overheating, but not necessarily "giving up".

The Red/Blue/Green thing is a test mode that the graphics card puts itself into on request or after getting too hot to make sure thatthe primary colours are still working.

Maybe you should check your heatsink and if necessary look into some extra cooling? And/or if fan is old maybe replace?
[mod]#5
left the side of for about 35 mins and seems my pc isnt lagging as much and hasnt gone into 'TEST' mode
[mod]#6
unidentified
Sounds like overheating, but not necessarily "giving up".

The Red/Blue/Green thing is a test mode that the graphics card puts itself into on request or after getting too hot to make sure thatthe primary colours are still working.

Maybe you should check your heatsink and if necessary look into some extra cooling? And/or if fan is old maybe replace?



seens a few coolers around from £4 and up might give this a go might save me forking out for something i might not need to :thumbsup:
#7
I wud be inclined to spend a litlle extra for the 'quite fans'

edit - and check for the right connections on the fan aswell ( some ppl have made mistakes b4)
#8
When you say red/green/blue are you talking about the normal picture but tinted that colour or a screen that's a solid block of that colour.

Also, what connection does your monitor use? If you're using VGA and getting tinting then this could be a dicky cable.
#9
Chuckles1001
A well made PC should run hotter with the side off, so after giving it a clean put the side back on ;)


Lol. Noob.
#10
Actually a bit unfair. In theory yes, with fans at the front pushing air in and fans at the back sucking it out, creating a decent airflow throughout.

In practise tho, hardly any PC's do. Plus with the side off you can get a desk fan onto the innards to test the overheating theory :)
#11
goonertillidie
seens a few coolers around from £4 and up might give this a go might save me forking out for something i might not need to :thumbsup:


Yep, a cheapo £4 one should do. Search ebay for vga fan or video fan. Depends how your card is laid out really, if you can touch the heatsink, and it's not covered up by a big plastic tunnel, you can usually buy another fan to bolt straight on, just see how it attaches and buy something that you know you can bolt on. Don't forget to check the power connections too, though you might be able to power it separately from a 12v molex (hard drive style) connector.

There's nothing magical about the whole thing, so long as a fan of suitable cooling power (read: size) is able to blow cooler air onto the heatsink, thereby ridding it of the heat it conducted from the chip, that's all that matters. Nothing wrong with holding it on with epoxy really, so long as it's aimed right and you don't cover up too much of the heatsink.

I doubt there's anything wrong with your heatsink. The gunk used to fix it to the chip and conduct heat between the two can degrade, but not usually.
#12
I had an issue with my card a few months back and its sitting unused, it randomly would be fine, randomly with crash pc with artifacts, normally a thump sorted it lol.

but if I touched the card when it was on it was burning hot even when pc was booted and both fans worked so I assume it is the thermal paste.

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