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post #1 of 11
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hey guys my 6600GT is like making this smell of like molten hot glue or somthing like that when it gets hot....is that bad?

also...i ran 3DMark 05 on it and got a score round 1500, then i changed a few BIOS setting and installed SP2 and i got a score of 2583! whats w/ this?
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Yes man that would be very bad take it out and check for burn marks
     
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post #3 of 11
yes..
yes its very bad.
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post #4 of 11
You mustve not had it seated properly, just enough for it to work, or else the fan on it sucks...
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post #5 of 11
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well wait....it runs just fine....and my temp only goes up to 66 under full load... and i havent messed w/ the HSF.... maybe RMA it?

i also built like a slot cooler for it....glued some fans together, then to a slot cover and aimed them at the Video Card.... so theres no lack of cool air
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post #6 of 11
Yeah stop using it before you kill it. I would inspect the cooler and if you can't fix an obvious problem, RMA it.

EDIT: Oh well that temp aint bad... but still if it's smelling burnt definately inspect it. Are you sure it's the video card making the smell?
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post #7 of 11
Does the videocard function? As long as you do not get visual artifacts, the thing shoudl be alright... If you suspect something is wrong, take it out and inspect it for burnt resistors or busted capacitors, perhaps some electrolyte from a capacitor is leaking, that might explain the smell... If you see nothing, the videocard is most likely ok, are you sure it's coming from the videocard and not elsewhere in the system? Does a lot of heat radiate from the card?
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post #8 of 11
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i also built like a slot cooler for it....glued some fans together, then to a slot cover and aimed them at the Video Card.... so theres no lack of cool air
now we know what the smell is!! its the glue!
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post #9 of 11
thats what i was going to say lmao
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post #10 of 11
Well, its now the only obvious answer!, if you wanted a slot cooler, why didnt you just buy a PCI powered one? DOY!
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