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my gtx285 has been acting up on me lately. in -game, my monitors will just turn to all green or all pink, and the comp is frozen and i have to retsart... this only occurs when gaming.

***EDIT:

Heat is the issue, i took lots of dust out, but i am wondering if i need to apply more thermal paste to the GPU / Heat sink reciever??

Here is a pic of the card taken apart:

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Edited by ryder - 4/13/12 at 4:54pm
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http://www.nvidia.com/Download/Find.aspx

You should be able to download an older version and install them over the newer installed ones. If that doesn't work you can delete your video card from your device list under the device manager. Then install the older drivers manually.
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how far back do you think i should go with relation to the drivers? earliest one?
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Originally Posted by ryder View Post

how far back do you think i should go with relation to the drivers? earliest one?

I'd start with the next most recent driver version. I kind of doubt your problem is driver related. It sounds like hardware. When ever something breaks on your PC, what ask yourself, what hardware or software changed just before the issue appeared.
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hmm, neither worked.

any idea of what it could be if it is hardware? it has to be the vid card as the rest of the rig runs perfectly.
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edited OP, any ideas?
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Have you tried monitoring your temps in and out of game? maybe try installing evga precision tool and setting up the auto fan option.
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after using evga precision tool, it looks like im running at 94-95 C when gamming, and around that temp is when i get a blank pink or grey or green screen before a comp freeze..

does that make any sense? again it is a gtx285sc
Edited by ryder - 4/13/12 at 1:12pm
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sounds like you need to take the card apart and repaste and clean it it's i'm sure that will drop your temps by a decent amount. if possible have another fan blowing on it or thru to cool it off some more
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sounds like you need to take the card apart and repaste and clean it it's i'm sure that will drop your temps by a decent amount. if possible have another fan blowing on it or thru to cool it off some more

+1.

Also what is your GPU fan running at while you game?
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