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Old 02-21-2013, 04:48 PM   #1
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Exclamation Failing GPU ?

Earlier today i posted about constant BSOD I was getting reported to be from a particular .exe file in the windows 32 directory.

Well to save mending it I took the easier option and reinstalled the OS (win 7)

I no longer seem to be getting these BSOD any more but every so often (when opening a game) i get a screen similar to this.



The screen freezes for about 10 seconds and then it recovers and i get a message about the display driver stopped working and was recovered.

I have installed the latest drivers from the ATI website on a clean install of windows 7 so i dont know what can be wrong apart from the card itself.

And the temps are about 50 degrees under load which is good so i doubt its a hear issue.

Any help on this would be appreciated.
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Old 02-21-2013, 05:44 PM   #2
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Yeah, ~50C is no problem at all. I am also leaning towards bad card.

Just to completely eliminate issues software-wise, I take it you have the latest OS and BIOS updates?
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Latest os but not bios.


It had been working fine for past 2 years so I don't see why the bios would suddenly throw a wabbly on me.
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True ... and with BIOS it's usually, "If it is not broken, don't fix it."
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Try testing with a known good card and see what happens.
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Try testing with a known good card and see what happens.
Or try the GPU in another PC to see if its the GPU.
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Few years back my system did something very similar when I loaded the gpu up and would be forced to shut her down. Would fire right back up and operate perfectly while browsing, but the second I loaded it up, Bam!

Replaced the card and have not had a problem since.

However, Before condemning the card, Check your other components.
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Managed to stop the bsod now but the other has been put down to a failing gpu. Get the most out of what's left of it then upgrade. Not a huge disruption but will be if it gets worse.
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