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Overheating video card

By majorfreeman
Jun 4, 2010
  1. I'm not entirelly sure what card it is but when I play a game after about 5 minutes the screen goes black and the computer cuts off. We deduced that it was the video card overheating but i'm broke and don't have acess to many computer parts so what can i do to fix it? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. JMMD

    JMMD TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 854

    If you look at device manager in My Computer > Manage (may be different depending on OS) you can see what kind of card it is. Does it have a heatsink and fan? Are you sure it's not the CPU overheating?
     
  3. majorfreeman

    majorfreeman TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Well this proves that i suck, I can't find the manage using Windows 7.
     
  4. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,917   +345

    In Windows 7 right click on the "Computer" icon and click on "Manage" on the menu. Click on Device Manager then Display Adapters. There are other ways to get to the Device Manager. This is just one of them.
     
  5. lehua768

    lehua768 TS Rookie

    Manage (may be different depending on OS) you can see what kind of card it is. Does it have a heatsink and fan? Are you sure it's not the CPU overheating? Click on Device Manager then Display Adapters. There are other ways to get to the Device Manager. This is just one of them.
     
  6. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,218   +157

    When you say "cuts off" is it just going to black,restarting, or just powers off completely?
     
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