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Is my graphics card failing?


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rei158

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Hey, I've noticed in a few weeks that some textures in my games aren't as they are supposed to be. I noticed this first in a game Rusty Hearts and then a little bit (the least in LoL) and now in COD 4 that there are like texture pieces missing or they are widely stretched out. This is seriously affecting the game and a year ago or more I didn't have any trouble with these games or others at all. I've uninstalled and reinstalled graphic drivers but nothing more. I know that my graphic card is a little bit old but it hasn't had any problems either. My PC is 3 years old.

Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit
Intel Core Duo CPU 2.66GHz
RAM 4 GB
ATI Radeon HD 3600.

I will add 2 pictures of COD 4 so you could understand. I could get picures from LoL too if you need or Rusty Hearts which is mostly impacted by this thing.

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Good morning, rei158 :thumbsup:

As you reinstalled the drivers? He used the cd or updated via internet, direct from the manufacturer's website? Whether it was by fier video, so I tell you to download updated drivers.

If it was the site, download the GPU-Shark, install the program and take a print screen that will appear, informing the health of your video card.

Also, you can open the lid of his office (slide your hand on the inside cover, the metal to avoid problems with static), remove your video card off-board, pass it in contact with a rubber band, remove the over, wipe the contact plug, and plug it again.

I'm waiting. hugs :popcorn:

Edited by Djoni Filho, 26 May 2012 - 08:49 AM.

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If I may chime in with a couple of suggestions folks;

Re-install - update your DirectX http://support.microsoft.com/kb/179113
Check your temps and voltages;
Download Speedfan and install it. Once it's installed, run the program and post here a screenshot of the information it shows. The information I want you to post is the stuff that is circled in the example picture I have attached.
If you are running on a vista machine, please go to where you installed the program and run the program as administrator.

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(this is a screenshot from a vista machine)
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Hey. I downloaded the drivers from AMD site and here are the pics from the GPU Shark and Speedfan. I couldn't get to the updating part of Direct X as I couldn't find download there neither Windows Update shows anything. About removing/adding the graphics card, I have never done that, only switched once my power adapter. But could you guide me through once more, I didn't understand the rubber part.

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The Speedfan result is not showing us everything so can you use HWMonitor and again provide a screenshot of the results http://www.cpuid.com.../hwmonitor.html
A guide to replacing an add on video card for you to study until Djoni Filho gets back to you http://www.videocard...ideo_card.shtml

DirectX http://www.microsoft...ails.aspx?id=35
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The Direct X detected a newer version and so it didn't install.
Remove and then reseat the card as in the link from my post #5

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Temps and voltages are good and DirectX ruled out which leaves the drivers or the card itself.
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I unplugged/plugged my graphics and swiped the contacts just in case and also cleaned its air conditioner which was very very dusty´, but the problem still persists.
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Time to test the card itself http://www.ozone3d.net/benchmarks/fur/
Let us know how it goes.
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How long I'm supposed to run this? Ran this for 5-6 minutes, temps rised to 81 Celsius. But it took quite a long time to hit that far

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Give it about 20mins max.
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Still the same, now reached 82 max.

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Ok uninstall Furmark and run OCCT http://www.ocbase.co...ex.php/download
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Which test I should run on OCCT?
Edit: Anyway, I did the OCCT one, which didn't do anything and power supply one, which had the same results as Furmark.

Edited by rei158, 28 May 2012 - 01:00 PM.

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Can you try hooking your PC up to an alternative screen to see if the problem persists.
Check the condition of the PC to screen cable for signs of any damage including the end connections to see if there are any bent or missing pins.
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