GForce FX 8500 Ultra Owners Beware the SCREENSAVER!

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#1

Beware The Almighty Screensaver!!!

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a simple screensaver can toast a GF FX 5800 Ultra board, causing it to reach temperatures of 95-100 degrees Celsius.

Dont know about you, but thats VERY damn hot!!


#2

Having your card fried by 3D pipes is not cool. Hope they get a fix for it soon. Does that only apply to that board or to all Nvidia video cards?


#3

I guess the fan does not stay on full blast during a screen saver. I think that Nvidia couldn’t keep up and they just overclocked the core like mad to keep from losing face. Didn’t work! I think Nividia should recall the video cards and go back to the drawing board. Long live ATI!

Just the New Nvidia’s…I got the 4600…it’s a champ.


#4

Originally posted by Flying Dutchman
Does that only apply to that board or to all Nvidia video cards?

Only for the FX 8500 Ultra I believe.


#5

… Within a few minutes the card will reach 95-100 Celsius, also causing some distortion on the screen…

yes now I can cook my eggs and bacon on it without living my room
:bigsmile:


#6

mm so nvidia gives you central heating too, how nice of them :slight_smile:


#7

My god you could pretty much boil water on that!!!

just another reason not to use screensavers. What a funny name, they save your screen from burning, (is this still an issue on newer monitors?) and in the process fry your vid card.

I haven’t used the screensver in over a year. I just set it to turn off monitor after 15 minutes or so, works fine. Plus it helps reduce the electric bill.


#8

and here i’ve got the fans on, window open, its 18 celcius or so, and im warm. that explains it.