Video card help - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 04-14-2008, 08:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 49
Default Video card help

Short background is in this thread computer is messed up, I need help

Basically, I'm assuming my video card is the cause of random lock ups in games-only games, everything else works fine thus far.

I need a program to verify this, like a stress test or something, to verify that I am spending my money to replace the RIGHT part.

Also, if this is the cause, I was thinking of purchasing the 8600gt by XfX with the Zalman fan, 109 bucks on newegg. (Mid range card, around 100 bucks.)


Thanks
__________________

mypcbroke is offline  
Old 04-14-2008, 08:12 PM   #2 (permalink)

Triforcer
 
Baez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 6,987
Default Re: Video card help

Best stress test around is ATITool. Just click on the stress test button at the bottom left corner.

Or you can use a demanding game like Crysis or Oblivion or use 3DMark06 to stress your video card.
__________________

__________________


Baez is offline  
Old 04-14-2008, 08:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 49
Default Re: Video card help

currently running for artifacts in atitool. none detectederrors however my vid card is at 74 degrees celcius.
mypcbroke is offline  
Old 04-15-2008, 01:24 AM   #4 (permalink)

Triforcer
 
Baez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 6,987
Default Re: Video card help

What video card do you own right now? You can either use ATITool to set your fan speed and download RivaTuner to set it with nVidia cards. Although either program works for most video cards of either brand. Then just set the fan to 100%.

74 Celcius for a video card is perfectly fine though. I'm not so sure your problem is video related.
__________________


Baez is offline  
Old 04-16-2008, 12:38 AM   #5 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 49
Default Re: Video card help

Quote:
Originally Posted by cvb724 View Post
What video card do you own right now? You can either use ATITool to set your fan speed and download RivaTuner to set it with nVidia cards. Although either program works for most video cards of either brand. Then just set the fan to 100%.

74 Celcius for a video card is perfectly fine though. I'm not so sure your problem is video related.
fan is at 100%, so IDK if this is even a video card problem anymore, maybe it's my motherboard or something? So much crap could be wrong and I'm trying to narrow it down but one thing always leads to another.
mypcbroke is offline  
Old 04-16-2008, 01:57 AM   #6 (permalink)

Triforcer
 
Baez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 6,987
Default Re: Video card help

Have you run MemTestx86 and CPU Stability Test?
__________________


Baez is offline  
Old 04-16-2008, 02:06 AM   #7 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 49
Default Re: Video card help

Quote:
Originally Posted by cvb724 View Post
Have you run MemTestx86 and CPU Stability Test?
ran memtest but not cpu stability, I'll try that
mypcbroke is offline  
Old 04-16-2008, 02:30 AM   #8 (permalink)

Triforcer
 
Baez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 6,987
Default Re: Video card help

Run it for a few hours.
__________________


Baez is offline  
Old 04-16-2008, 06:47 PM   #9 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 49
Default Re: Video card help

Quote:
Originally Posted by cvb724 View Post
Run it for a few hours.
no problems with cpu test
mypcbroke is offline  
Old 04-17-2008, 07:55 PM   #10 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 49
Default Re: Video card help

Quote:
Originally Posted by mypcbroke View Post
no problems with cpu test
help plz
__________________

mypcbroke is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Which video card is better? zukster System Upgrades 22 03-20-2008 10:16 PM
Getting a new video card finally KSoD System Upgrades 26 03-13-2008 11:25 PM
Possible video card issue -- ATI X1650 houndofspace Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 10 12-04-2007 02:17 AM
Simple Video Card Question White_Wolf System Upgrades 1 11-19-2007 05:05 PM
This video card or that video card? ArchisT New Systems | Building and Buying 21 07-11-2007 06:05 PM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:27 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.