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Thomas Aquinas

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Hey everyone, I'm in search of some knowledge regarding my g4 ti4600, it seems as of late my graphics card has actually been dropping below 125 frames in quake 3 arena and when I view anything on windows media player I'll get a bleeding effect as if 2 media players were open and playing at the same time.

My main focus is to find out if my graphics card is damaged. I have 2 table top fans blowing inside the actual computer tower at fast rates and I never ever freeze up but my fps has dropped down to 90+ sometimes instead of 125 constant. And these color bleeds are making me wonder.


Ok I actually took the gpu out cleaned it off blew out the fan with some compressed air and plugged it back in. Now I just started up quake 3 and because I'm in the dark I used a flashlight and I went to view the gpu and the cards fan isnt running. Its just sitting there like a lump! Does it only kick in when it needs to? or should it run all the time like the heatsink on my cpu?

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A GPU fan should always run. Some cards display temperature in the Nvidia control panel. I wouldn't recommend running it until you have installed a new fan.
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Thomas Aquinas

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ok thanks very much
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also how do I know what to replace? is it just the fan? is that the entire heatsink on it ? kinda confused how to go about replacing this
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