Thursday, September 11
Turns out that while modern graphics cards have temperature sensors, when something goes wrong - like, say, a stray cable caught in the fan - and they overheat, they, well, overheat.
And burn out.
I almost bought a passively cooled 9600, but no, I had to go for the fancy 9800, which is now a $200 paperweight. My PC won't even turn on with the card installed. Fortunately, it runs fine now that I've yanked the card out again.
Back to the trusty - and passively cooled - 6600.
Update: Just thought of something. My case - a Lian-Li V600 - mounts the motherboard upside-down, as it were. So in a normal case, the fan would be facing downward, much less likely to get fouled by a loose cable. Just my luck.
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