Is this the sign of a video card overheating or crapping out?

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  1. The Green Bastard

    The Green Bastard Click click click bang

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    Playing Need For Speed Most Wanted.

    The game is so smooth...for about 10 minutes. THen it gets really choppy, and the frame rate drops to 1 FPS or less.

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    128MB Nvidia GeForce FX 5200 (With latest drivers)
     
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    running out of ram?
     
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    FX 5200 just suck
     
  4. Ayutollah

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    not overheating, you just have a crap system
     
  5. The Green Bastard

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    I wasn't in here to get my system bashed. I asked a simple question. If you can't give a decent answer, don't bother replying.

    It used to work fine on graphic intense games. No choppyness at all, perfectly smooth gameplay. This started over the past 2-3 weeks.
     
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  6. Javi

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    check the fan on the card (if applicable)
    try another game to see if it happens to that one
    drivers could be interfering with the card/game combo - try rolling back your drivers
     
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    I've been running the same drivers since I installed the game, and it was fine for the first while. Might be the fan....could dust/lint/dustbunnies cause excessive heat in there?
     
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    Anything that restricts airflow is going to give you excessive heat.
     
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    I went to Nvidia, checked the drivers list and downloaded the newest drivers --- working perfectly now. Odd that is.
     

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