Archive for Video Card Trouble

New Video Card

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 16, 2012 by getbent57

ZotacVideoCardCould not stand the noise my video card was making.  So yesterday I went out and bought a new one.  They had a nice one on sale at Future Shop.   It is the ZOTAC GeForce GT 610 Synergy Edition 2GB.   Think my old one was may be had 512mb memory.   So 2GB is a big jump.   Not to sure if it has made a difference in my computers performance since I have not tried any games to see.   But I am going to try out some video editing to see if it helps out with that.  I am hoping it will.

As for the installation it was pretty easy.  Have only ever put one other video card in before in my old computer.  It is so much easier now a days.  With the PCI-E slot it makes it so much better.  All you have to do is uninstall your old video card drive, restart then unplug every thing.   Take out the old card, put in the new card then plug everything back in.  Once the computer has booted back up install the new drives.  Very simple.

Video Card

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , on November 3, 2012 by getbent57

Back in May I had a post talking about my video card a,  Nvidia GeForce 8400 GS how it was getting louder.  Only to find out here was a crack in the fan.  So I put some tape on it.  That seemed to help for awhile.  Well it has gotten a thousand times worse.  It is to the point were it is driving me nuts.  Twice I shut down the computer because it was bugging me so much.  So I have to get a new one.  Going to look around and see what will work with my computer.  Thinking by Tuesday I should have a new one bought and put in.  Don’t need a fancy or high end one.

Video Card Fan Trouble Part Two

Posted in Just something to say, Pictures with tags , , , , , on May 3, 2012 by getbent57

VideoCard If you have read my other post about my Nvidia GeForce 8400 GS video card making a very loud sound.  After reading up on how to fix them.  Decided to take the video card out and do this.  After getting it out and looking at it.  See that the fan itself is cracked.  So after dusting it off tired to figure out how to fix that.  Tape, that is the solution.  Cut up a few small strips of electrical tape and tape it up.  Wasn’t sure if that would work.  Well it kind of did for the first few minutes.  It was much quieter then it got louder.  Not as bad.  It will have to do until I get a new one.  Looked around and had no luck finding the same card I have for sale.  Just might have to upgrade.  That is another pain trying to find one that will work with my system.


Video Card Fan Trouble

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , on May 2, 2012 by getbent57

VideoCard Think the fan on my video card a Nvidia GeForce 8400 GS is going to fail.  I say year or more ago it got loader.  Well not it has gotten a lot worst.  Was watching a movie and it got super load.   So I shut down the computer and cleaned the dust out of all the fans and parts.  Still load.  Looked online to see if I can fix it instead of buying a new one.  The videos looked at make it seem pretty easy.  Once you take the card out and unscrew the fan you put one drop of oil on the bearings.  What I seen they say use sewing machine oil or 3 in 1 oil.  Think I am going to try this.  Just need to look if we have any of that type of oil in the house.  All so if I have the right type of screw drives to take the video card apart.  If I do this will document it.  This it will make a good blog post.