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post #1 of 3 Old 01-14-2014, 11:44 AM - Thread Starter
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In March, I purchased this PC
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883220211

About 3 weeks ago, I was having major issues with it. It came down to the video card overheating and I noticed that the fan wasn't working. The temperature was getting to 90 degrees Celsius.

I decided to purchase a new fan from Ebay and that, too, didn't work. I assume my problem is with the card itself?

I contacted Asus and explained the problem. They told me that I would have to ship the entire unit back to them and supply them with all of my passwords and whatknot for them to fix it. I don't feel comfortable with that.

I also assume I could just purchase a new video card in the hopes that it would work but the power source on this computer is only 300w. The card I have is 3GB DDR3. I was thinking of getting a 2GB DDR5 but all of the cards I've seen need at least 400w.

Anyone have any advice?

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you could just replace the video card with one that doesn't require a power feed from the power supply, but weak power supplies is a NoNo, I would suggest a better psu with a new video card before the cheap psu causes more problems at a latter date.
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Just swap out the video card for another low-end 600-series with DDR - make sure it's a Kepler and not a Fermi GPU - and you should be fine unless the PCIe socket isn't getting proper juice, which may be a board or PSU problem.
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