I recently built a computer. It has a NVidia GeForce FX5200 AGP Graphics Card. An hour ago, I was inputting a signal from a Video Capture Card and the video was lost on my monitor after about 20 minutes. I was looking for problems and noticed that the card was not completely seated. Why it was working before this is beyond me.
Anyway, as I was reseating the card, I also noticed that the card is very hot to the touch. It only has a heat sink facing downward. There is no fan on the graphics card. The video capture card is directly below the card. The CPU fan is directly above the grahics card.
Also, the case fan is at the front of the case, but at the time this occurred, the sides of the case were off. The IDE cables were also blocking any kind of airflow to the card which I remedied.
Should I get a PCI fan and attach it directly below the graphics card? Or possibly move the Capture card down to the nextPCI slot?