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    Default GPU servicing issue.

    My 260gtx overheats (never before in the past 4 years of usage) and prevents my pc to boot up. The only way I can use my pc is if I remove the gpu. Shopkeepers are saying that it needs servicing. So, my questions are, is servicing going to fix it or make it worse ? if I keep using it even after servicing is there any chance of my gpu damaging itself and any other components of my cpu ? Should I just sell it and buy a new one when I am able ?
    I live in uttara, there are a lot of pc hardware shops here, would be great if you guys could recommend me few good shops where this can be done and how much would it cost me there.
    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blurgon View Post
    My 260gtx overheats (never before in the past 4 years of usage) and prevents my pc to boot up. The only way I can use my pc is if I remove the gpu. Shopkeepers are saying that it needs servicing. So, my questions are, is servicing going to fix it or make it worse ? if I keep using it even after servicing is there any chance of my gpu damaging itself and any other components of my cpu ? Should I just sell it and buy a new one when I am able ?
    I live in uttara, there are a lot of pc hardware shops here, would be great if you guys could recommend me few good shops where this can be done and how much would it cost me there.
    Thanks.
    Change the damn GPU, its waaaaaaaaaaaaaay too old and pretty likely to get busted even if you 'service' it. Do yourself a favor, take a day off and come to IDB if you want to buy computer components/parts. As for servicing the GPU, them shopkeepers dont know SH!T. What they will do is just clean the dust off your GPU and put some thermal paste in your GPU and say its as good as knew while charging 500-600 taka for their 'servicing'.
    Last edited by Rawkill; November 21st, 2014 at 13:54.


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    damn my 7950 is 8 years old then! need to buy a new gpu

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    Quote Originally Posted by @bhi View Post
    damn my 7950 is 8 years old then! need to buy a new gpu
    Good Zoke -_-


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    change the damn dx10 gpu please.... meanwhile dx12 coming... dp i want to completely skip dx11?

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    I am saving up to buy a new gpu actually

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    Quote Originally Posted by @bhi View Post
    damn my 7950 is 8 years old then! need to buy a new gpu
    He meant nVidia 260 GTX. Not r7 260x which I thought of too the first time I read it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blurgon View Post
    My 260gtx overheats (never before in the past 4 years of usage) and prevents my pc to boot up. The only way I can use my pc is if I remove the gpu. Shopkeepers are saying that it needs servicing. So, my questions are, is servicing going to fix it or make it worse ? if I keep using it even after servicing is there any chance of my gpu damaging itself and any other components of my cpu ? Should I just sell it and buy a new one when I am able ?
    I live in uttara, there are a lot of pc hardware shops here, would be great if you guys could recommend me few good shops where this can be done and how much would it cost me there.
    Thanks.
    I am pretty sure GTX 260 was discontinued 5 yrs ago. When did you buy it? And which brand and model are you using?

    Unfortunately GTX 260 is still not old enough to be consider an antique yet, so you won't get anything for it. You can consider replacing it with a newer card but then again how old is other parts of your system and what are they? You can watch youtube videos to see how people clean and remove the fan to re apply thermal paste.

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