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koitsu
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join:2002-07-16
Mountain View, CA
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reply to robman50

Re: video card failing?

Okay, then that rules out video card memory as the source of problems. Thanks for the screenshots too -- those definitely help give some details about the card/etc.

Not sure what to say at this point other than at least the RAM on the card itself looks OK.

I should note that the memory tester is not the same thing as a stress test. It doesn't really stress the GPU much (you might think it would but it doesn't). For actual stress/load testing things like OCCT / OCCTPT do the job.
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robman50

join:2010-12-14
Beamsville, ON
is that the next step? oh i should i have over clocked the cpu from 3200mhz to 3360mhz. should i go back to 3200mhz to run occt?


koitsu
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Does the problem you're experiencing go away if you stop overclocking?

robman50

join:2010-12-14
Beamsville, ON
nope, it really makes no difference.

robman50

join:2010-12-14
Beamsville, ON
reply to koitsu
I am going to run OCCT now. Is there a certain test I should be running?

robman50

join:2010-12-14
Beamsville, ON
said by robman50:

I am going to run OCCT now. Is there a certain test I should be running?

I would guess GPU:3D for 1 hour and DX9 since it is an older card and any other settings?

robman50

join:2010-12-14
Beamsville, ON
reply to koitsu
Ran OCCT and with in 2 minutes I got 61306 errors, GPU temp got up to 95C and PCB got up to 60C.
Settings I used where DirectX 9, Shader Complexity 8, error check enabled.

robman50

join:2010-12-14
Beamsville, ON
reply to koitsu
After a bunch of tests and changing the settings I have figured out that once the GPU reaches 90C I get tons of errors and if the GPU reaches 91.3C the system completely freezes up.

If the card is failing I would think it would be due to overheating damage.

GPU Fan is running at 100%.

What are some signs of overheating damage?


aurgathor

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said by robman50:

What are some signs of overheating damage?

Bunch of errors....

Now that you know the root cause, you can either reinstall the heatsink and the fan (and perhaps get a higher CFM fan and a bigger heatsink) or just install a different video card.

Not sure if you can do these, but slightly *lowering* the voltage and the clock speed of the GPU should make it run cooler.
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robman50

join:2010-12-14
Beamsville, ON
I have removed the cooler, cleaned the dust out, wiped the old paste off the GPU, put fresh thermal paste (artic silver) on the GPU and put the cooler back on. I have also notice the HDD IDE cable was blocking the cool air from getting to the GPU cooler. I have also cleared away the dust from the CPU, PSU, HDD, AGP slot, motherboard. I tried to round the floppy cable for better air flow. Lastly I removed the one back plate so the GPU cooler can blow the hot air out of the back of the case.

Running the system idle and GPU-Z reports PCB is 42C and GPU is 45.6C.