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Old 05-29-2011, 12:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, so I often get these problems, i.e vertical lines running on my display, they seem to be moving from right to left, or a solid-coloured sreen after which my pc hangs and needs to be rebooted. both of these problems seem to dissapear after rebooting pc, but they soon reapear. sometimes they dont apear for several days, and sometimes that happens every 5 minutes. I already tried using different monitor, but the problems persist, so i know its not my monitor. I asume, that my gpu is starting to die, but im not sure, so I was wondering how I could find that out.
My gpu is Gtx 260 216 cores.

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Old 05-29-2011, 12:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yes, your GPU is more than likely dying. Check your idle and load temperatures using a program like EVGA Precision or MSI Afterburner.

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Old 05-29-2011, 01:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
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MSI afterburner shows that my GPU on Idle is around 40c so it's not that bad. although it tends to happen more often when my GPU gets hotter, like when gaming, if it gets around 60c, It's almost certain to start malfunctioning. though, 60c isn't that much either, so it's probably not just overheating. Im thinking of trying my GPU in another machine, to see if that happens then.
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Old 06-19-2011, 04:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
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turns out it was my gpu. got a gtx460 and the problems stopped.
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Old 06-20-2011, 04:52 AM   #5 (permalink)
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turns out it was my gpu. got a gtx460 and the problems stopped.
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I would revisit your power requirements to ensure the greater demands of that new card are not pushing your PSU too close, or beyond capacity.
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maybe, because my pc is shutting off again, probably my psu now or my hhd
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What PSU do you currently have?

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