Ok so since i bought my 7700 back in last October ive always had problems with my video card overheating. Sometimes reaching tempatures of up to 112 degrees celsius. I installed the GetThermal utility and that helped tremendously but it also made it to where, if i dont turn that utility on for some reason the fans wont spin at all. They are completly dependent on that utility now. Just recently though I had my computer on and was playing a low end graphics game (World of Warcraft) left for 10 min came back and the computer was turned off. Only later to find out by alienware tech support that the video card was shot and I had to order another one. Not sure what caused this to happen. I did recently buy the 20.1 in. widescreen Dell monitor and the video card did coincedently go out right after i hooked up this monitor. Im wondering if the monitor is the problem, with the resolution and all or if my video card can actually handle that and it shot out for another reason unknow. If anyone can help me with this or if you have any questions just let me know. Thanks a lot.
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8/27/06 at 12:06pm