I think my EVGA GT430 video card isn't powerful enough in my Htpc to run my 64" plasma tv. Lately I've been having a problem while watching live tv or movies, the picture and sound will go completely off and the tv will isplay no signal, as if the Htpc is off. I have to reboot the computer to get video/audio working again.
I opened up the computer case and the heat sink on the video card was very hot to the touch. The little fan was turning at a moderate speed. I thought maybe the case airflow wasn't great, so I left the top cover off to see if that would help. After watching a movie the heat sink still felt very hot. And I can feel air flowing thru the case, so I think airflow is decent.
I downloaded GPU- Z and it's reporting the gpu temps at 65*C. That seems very high!
I've RMA'd this video card 2x in the past because the cooking fan on the video had stopped turnung, causing overheating issues.
So I'm wonder if I need a better graphics card? Or better cooling? Maybe a new case?
My Htpc setup:
64" Samsung Plasma P64D8000
Silverstone LC20B case
Core i5-3550 3.3gHz
8GB DDR3-1600 G. SKILL Ripjaws X
EVGA GT430 DDR3 1GB
2x HVR- 2250 OTA tuner cards
Samsung 830 128GB SSD
1x WD Black Caviar 1TB
2x WD Black Caviar 640GB
1x WD Blue Caviar 640GB
Win 7 Home 64bit
Lite-On Bluray writer
2x Arctic Cooler 90mm fans - intake
2x Arctic Cooler 80mm fans - exhaust
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