Novatech machine overheating? Please help.

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  1. Maniac618

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    It displays corrupt images after approximately 5 minutes from a cold boot, and almost immediately when running any 3D intensive application. These symptoms sometimes persist even after reboot, and extend so far as corrupting the text on the boot screens and BIOS menu.

    The machine is running twin Vega GeForce 9800gtx cards - the above symptoms occur both in SLI and non-SLI modes.

    The BIOS temperature monitor also shows the motherboard north bridge running very hot? (approx 83 degrees C).

    I can't work out if it is a graphics card, motherboard or cooling issue.

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    Think we need more info: mobo, gpu, OS, age?
     
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    Ok I'm getting CMOS checksum error on boot now having hoovered out all blocked fans. Also getting nv4 disp error too blue screen so windows now doesn't load.

    Is this motherboard or gfx? Or both? Is there anything I can do?

    The mb is an Asus Striker II Formula

    Ps is 1300w Tagan Z force 2 Series

    Gfx are 2x evga e-GeForce 9800 gtx.

    The motherboard fan on heat sink or rather the heats ink was clogged with dust. Now removed but worse artefacts and above errors.

    Please help.
     
  4. davemackenzie

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    So, do you meen to say that the Artifacts are only displaying since hoovering? A word of caution using bristle heads on PCB's, the Nylon fibres generate static electricity and often wipe out the chip, Have you tried removing and booting with just one card at a time to diagnose if it's a GPU fault?
     
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    It turned out to be 1 dead gfx card. Thanks for help.
     

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