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jaf
03-29-2010, 09:08 PM
Just a "heads up", I went to the Nvidia site yesterday to check on driver updates and there was a message stating the last release (196.75) caused the graphics card fan to operate improperly and recommended a new release (197.13)

Today, I went back to the site and the message was gone, but in doing a Internet search, I found this:

http://www.betanews.com/article/Nvidia-admits-GeForce-drivers-responsible-for-fan-problems-issues-updates/1268942898

So, while LW doesn't really task the graphics card that much (as far as I know) it does cause your system temperature, especially CPU, to rise. This would cause the graphics card temperature to rise.

Also, some of you may run software like 3D-Coat, which supports GPU (CUDA) processing. This would also cause a temperature rise which the fans wouldn't react to properly (see link above.)

Many games would also tax the graphics card, so check to make sure you're now running 195.75.

Hopper
03-29-2010, 11:11 PM
Yup .. we got it in a previous post, but thanks for posting just in case.

http://www.newtek.com/forums/showthread.php?t=107092&highlight=nvidia