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Video card failing while gaming.

by jefferyjaquez / November 15, 2012 5:41 AM PST

I don't know what is wrong with my computer, I think it could be the video card. At first every once in a while after playing a game for about an hour my screen would go out and I would get a rapid chopping noise from my speakers. It would happen every couple of days, but it now happens after an hour. Recently it does the same thing for a short while, but after about 10 seconds it will just be a black screen and I can hear the audio just fine. I don't seem to have input control though because I was on ventrillo and my friends weren't able to hear me. At first I thought it was my video card (GIGABYTE GV-R785OC-2GD Radeon HD 7850 I am using driver packaging version 9.002-120928m-149042C-ATI and 2d driver version, but I am thinking it might be more serious now.

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Re: video card
by Kees_B Forum moderator / November 15, 2012 5:58 AM PST

Did you check all the fans (especially the one on the video card)?


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Fans are a working
by jefferyjaquez / November 15, 2012 10:06 AM PST
In reply to: Re: video card

The fans seem to be spinning and my GPU monitor says its running and the temp is at 33c.

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The noise is a clue along with the time.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 15, 2012 10:21 AM PST

The rest of the PC needs a look see along with a test. The test we use is to point a fan at the open case and see if that cures it.

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