Originally Posted by name='Conman'
My PNY 9600GT keeps crashing and I think I've found the problem, I was running a temp log (on GPU-Z) and when my PC crashes the last recorded temp is 255C and just 1 second before that it's at 55C. Going from 55C to 255C in 1 second is impossible so I assume that there is a fault in the card making it shutdown because it thinks it is overheating. Is there a way to disable it from shutting itself down?
that wouldnt be wise the reason its shutting itself off is to stop the heat damaging the gpu, how long does it take for it to shut itself off? is it right away? or does it only happen when you put the gpu under load? i used to have an old ati 1800xt with an aftermarket zalman cooler and that was fine for normal use but sometimes when i put it under load for about 10 mins then it would crap out and then it would blue screen i didnt fix it for ages and eventually the chip was 'broke' enough and would blue screen all the time after 10 mins under load and even replacing the thermal paste didnt sort it out.
maybe you can try and replace the thermal paste with mx-2 or 3 cause they are non conductive and i hear they are really good (mx-3 is what tinytomlogan used on the £1000 ati mars card in the new years comp rig)