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Sim_8_3
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2016-07-16T20:55:19Z
Ok I got one for you guys, in my on going struggle with my Asus C90s I have an overheating GPU issue that is hard to explain, first off I should mention that the cooling for the GPU on these systems as they were made is very ineffective, the reason being is that the 4 cooling fans that are utilized for cooling both the CPU and GPU only kick in when their is demand put on the CPU, so unless your doing something CPU intensive the fans won't kick in, at least that's how I understand it from other C90S owners, so many of them have taken to modding the cooling system, I am not one of them, I am one of the many who have had to suffer with a defective 8600 graphics card, now here's the head scratcher, I have reflowed this card with both hair dryers and a heat gun for at least a year now and it keeps limping along, today it once again went beserk on me, so just to avoid reflow, all I did was unseat and reseat it and it corrected,then it went beserk again then I did the same thing, as I was typing this post it went beserk again, I checked the GPU temp on my performance monitor and it was 74 degrees C no where near the danger zone, so I decided best to reflow again, now it's working fine with 70 C I should mention I keep the C90S on a laptop cooler on High. What I don't get is how can just reseating correct the issue at least temporarily and given the fact that the temp was not high is this some kind of other issue other than overheating? I realize I prolonging the inevitable reflowing as it will eventually die, but these cards run around $100 buck and they all have the same issue so short of having it reballed which will run around $50-$100 the only other option is to mod the Bridge to put in a better card like an ATI, anyhow I don't have the time to do that right now, can anyone help me figure out why this card keeps crapping out on me? Oh by the way when I booted back up, part of my post was still in my browser so I didn't have to retype it, I thought that was pretty cool.

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2016-07-17T04:25:54Z
hardware monitors are good but there may be a hotspot that reaches the danger zone. since you keep reflowing it i am suprised it still works.

the card keeps crapping out because it likely reached max temp for to long once and the bond weakens each time you fix it. that is just my thought on it

best advice get a new card and mod in better cooling. the less work you do on the pcs hardware the better off you might be. mod ideas putting in high airflow fans if possible or adding a non stock heatsink(may require computer case mod). in any case these may not all be easy.

Sim_8_3
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2016-07-17T21:11:16Z

hardware monitors are good but there may be a hotspot that reaches the danger zone. since you keep reflowing it i am suprised it still works.

the card keeps crapping out because it likely reached max temp for to long once and the bond weakens each time you fix it. that is just my thought on it

best advice get a new card and mod in better cooling. the less work you do on the pcs hardware the better off you might be. mod ideas putting in high airflow fans if possible or adding a non stock heatsink(may require computer case mod). in any case these may not all be easy.

http://www.addictivetips...s-card-by-baking-in-oven  and they get about another 6 months to a year, I have tried that with another card but it was too hot and one of the other chips melted off, I don't think it would have worked anyway since I think that card was fried, but I really don't like the idea of sticking a circuit board in an oven. If you take a look at the article you can see it's not just Nvidia 8600 mobile cards it's other models as well. Anyhow I guess I will just have to keep reflowing till it dies. I have one other 8600 that came from another of the C90s I bought on ebay but it too has an issue and needs reflowing, the one for what it's worth the one I'm using now is actually better lol.