How can I keep my NIC card from overheating?

J Maharjan July 24, 2011
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My NIC Card in my old PC heats up too quickly and then shuts itself. I can’t use the internet or the LAN after that. Is there a way to repair this or do I have to buy a new NIC card?

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  1. Anonymous
    July 25, 2011 at 10:07 am

    try something like this
    http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=664350&sku=ULT31050

    sometimes cpu overheating cause nic card overheating

    you can try your nic card on another pci slot?

  2. Mike
    July 24, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    I guess the question is why it is overheating. Network cards usually can handle 100% load on a 24/7 basis.

    For example it could be overheating because the card is sandwitched between other component cards in your system.

    Another possible option is electrical induction within the network cable e.g. if it is running parallel or twisted around various power cables. In that case you will want to make sure not to run it next to all your power cables and also make sure you are using a screened and*or shielded cable.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twisted_pair#Cable_shielding

    Of course there is also the option of a hardware defect in which case you would be right about buying a new card.