Cetain applications working slow

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by boathome, Sep 21, 2008.

  1. boathome

    skunksmash Guest

    Hi boathome..

    ok..... your card sounds like its on its way out :cry
    firstly you need to confirm the 8500 fan is not working...

    open your case & have a look..

    if its confirmed not working download & run this..
    (http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?det=163#download).... thi
    will allow you to manually alter the fan spee

    the 8 series cards will run at about 80c constant (if need be)..
    90c is the absolute max, & even then only in short bursts

    if this application fails to speed up your fan there is nothing tha
    can be done, your stock cooler has had it!!
    im surprised your card has lasted this long at those temps :eek

    if you wish to keep this card you can remove the stock cooler & g

    this new cooler will be powered by the motherboards chassis fa
    this will bypass the need to use the cards fan power point which coul
    be damaged

    this cooler will drop your temps dramatically, i personally have neve
    fitted one of these but its very simpl

    get back to me on Rivatuner's status ?
    remember screen shots are our friends....this can be done via vista'
    ''snipping tool'

    skunksmash, Sep 24, 2008
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  2. boathome

    SIW2 Guest

    SIW2, Sep 24, 2008
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  3. boathome

    boathome Guest

    Well, I managed to get the case off. From what I can tell there are two
    fans running. Not sure which is which. I think I changed the fan setting
    on Riva to 100% all the time? I'll have to see when I reboot? For
    whatever reason (I think mainly taking off the case) it has been
    steadily cooling down and is now hovering around 91d C. I have to run
    for a bit. Should I try and run some of the heavier programs to see what
    it does? Would it be ok to leave the case off.

    Ans also, I'm not sure if I'm using the Riva software correctly.


    boathome, Sep 24, 2008
  4. boathome

    skunksmash Guest

    ok .....it looks like your temps dropped slightly..

    i wouldn't leave the case off indefinitely as electrical components
    attract dust... but its ok for a while

    the graphics card fan will be the one facing the bottom of your case,
    protruding out of the motherboard
    under here^^

    if its running GREAT!!! ...

    your card has been frying for quite some time i would run it @ 100%
    whenever you use CAD

    also whats the cooling like in your tower (air flow) is it hampered by
    a ton of wire..??
    you could add a few chassis fans.
    you want 2 inlets to every 1 outlet, this will create a positive
    pressure in your case & further deter dust...

    i hope we have managed to catch this just in time


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    skunksmash, Sep 24, 2008
  5. boathome

    boathome Guest

    Is the fan sandwiched between two boards? Fairly dense about 3" in
    If so, it does not move.

    It looks like the Riva program is working though, but I guess that
    wouldn't matter if the fan isn't working.

    The temp is now hovering around 77 C. I have a household fan blowing on
    that area right now.

    boathome, Sep 24, 2008
  6. boathome

    skunksmash Guest

    the fan would be about 3'' in diameter but it shouldnt be sandwiched
    unless you have other PCI cards just below it..
    this is the fan^^

    77c is an acceptable working temp, still a little high but its a far
    cry from 130c :eek:

    if after looking at the above pic you are convinced the GPU fan does
    not work... there is 2 answer's

    1.... buy a new card, or RMA (send it back to the manufacturer)
    2.... stick an aftermarket cooler on it

    but if you believe the card to be sandwiched you may not fit a new
    cooler in there..??

    i need a pic of the case to be sure about the possibility of adding a
    new cooler


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    skunksmash, Sep 24, 2008
  7. boathome

    barman58 Guest

    barman58, Sep 24, 2008
  8. boathome

    boathome Guest

    Here is a picture. I think that is definatly the fan housing, I could
    see the dormant fan blades sitting there collecting dust. So, the copper
    looking thing is the fan housing correct?



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    boathome, Sep 25, 2008
  9. boathome

    skunksmash Guest

    my god!!!

    these company's really know how to build machines....lol :sarc

    the card has been starved of air from day 1..

    if you want to upgrade your graphics & keep them running for a whil
    the first thing you need to do is remove whatever that is blocking it
    see if you can free up 1 of those PCI slots & move the most importan
    one of the two to the botto

    skunksmash, Sep 25, 2008
  10. boathome

    boathome Guest

    Thanks everyone for getting me this far

    You got me on the 6pin thingy. What does that mean

    I am still under warranty, but there is no way I am sending my compute
    in. So I guess I will see what the policy is

    How much do these things run

    And would I be able to install it? Or should I hire a tech to do it

    thanks again


    P.S. she's hovering around a comfortable 69d right now
    boathome, Sep 25, 2008
  11. boathome

    skunksmash Guest

    ok..... the ''6pin thingy'' refers to the connections you have runnin
    off your PSU (power supply

    you don't have a dedicated 6pin ....& its a generic 300w POS!
    but your rig will run better graphics with a new PS

    1.... remove the blocking PCI card & allow some space for the PCI
    2.... replace your PSU for a corsair 550 or something of simila
    3.... buy an 8800GS, GT, GTS & realize what you have been missin
    graphically ...lol :

    or.... replace the 8500s cooler for an aftermarket one.

    no matter what you must remove the offending PCI card for any hope o
    maintaining you Graphics card

    skunksmash, Sep 25, 2008
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