It's a component cooler used for locating thermal issues. I've actually used it on the motherboard while my uncle was here (He works with computers) to figure out why my computer wasn't working at the time. He isn't here now, and he left the cooler with me to use. IIRC, I don't think I had this issue at the time which is why I never addressed it then. Either that or I never really though about since the computer wasn't working. I'm pretty sure I didn't fix the computer until after he had left.
These are the exact instructions printed on the can:
1. Operate the equipment until intermittent problem appears.
2. While equipment is still operating, spray suspected component until frost appears.
3. If operation returns to normal, replace that component.
It doesn't mention that it can't be used on certain components, though, so I'm wondering whether I can't use it to cool the graphics card temporarily while watching movies. The only thing it lists under contents is 1,1,1,2-Tetraflouroethane. It also mentions that it's CFC and HCFC-free. I'm not sure what those are.
Yeah, it's a very old graphics card, but I can't get a new computer at the moment. So, I'm looking for ways I can potentially temporarily solve the issue. The graphics card doesn't have any fans. I think this is it:
http://www.amazon.co...=nvidia 7300 le
I don't think it's the power supply. The power supply does make a clicking noise now, but that didn't occur until after I had begun experiencing the colored lines issue. Also, the computer seems to power just fine.
I do clean out the computer and check connections. A new processor thermal paste has been applied, too. Cleaning out the computer has never seemed to have an affect on the graphic card's cooling issue, though.
Here are the current temperatures. The computer has been on for a while with a game client and browser running.
These are very close to the temperatures I got before the issue with the colored lines.
Edited by Sode no Shirayuki, 14 March 2014 - 05:19 PM.