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Old 02-27-2006, 06:40 PM   #1
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the last couple of times i have turned my computer on it has been fine for a few hours, then the screen has shown a repeated colour table type pattern (no taskbar) and it has smelt of burning plastic... i have a fanless 9800 pro - the heatsink covers most of the card on both sides, this setup has been fine for about 2 years so might not be the one causing the burning. any suggestions would be appreciated!

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Old 02-27-2006, 11:00 PM   #2
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Have you cleaned it lately? Use some air and blow out your computer. The burning smell indicates a heat issue. Keep going this route, and you may be purchasing a new system- due to failure of cooling. Clean it out, and see if it continues. Also download some free programs to monitor the CPU, MoBo, and case. I use Everest Home Edition, which is free. There are more.
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