Is my graphichs card fried?

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  1. superrob
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    superrob H4X H4X H4X!

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    Today i started up Team Fortress 2 like allways. After 2 minuttes it crashed.... but it was not a normal crash.. my whole computer was stuck even my motherboard did'nt respound (I could not shutdown with kabinet buttons). The only thing i could was to turn off the power.

    After i tried again and it happend AGAIN!!!
    Now ive tried many things like reinstalling [​IMG]
    And i still cannot play anything :'(

    Did i just fry my 8800GT?
     
  2. fischju

    fischju Rehabilitated Jaywalker

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    That is a different issue most likely, power supply. Try running Orthos for half an hour.
     
  3. KeitaroBaka

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    Have you done some overclocking on your CPU, RAM or Video card ? If so, maybe you should reduce frequencies. If not, tell us if the crash happens with other games.
     
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    superrob H4X H4X H4X!

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    Well... ive been overclocking my G0 Q6600 to 3.2Ghz for 2 months now.. whitout issues... could it really be the reason?
     
  5. fischju

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    Ambient temperatures are lower in the winter
     
  6. superrob
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    superrob H4X H4X H4X!

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    Happends with EVERY single 3D game. Even CS 1,6 makes this crash that completly locks my pc up.
     
  7. KeitaroBaka

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    Try restoring EVERY frequencies you have modified to their original values.

    I overclock my computer in winter, but when summer comes, i reset those settings because it has the bad habit to crash often.
     
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    superrob H4X H4X H4X!

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    All values is at standart. I even never overclocked my Graphichs card.
    And its still crashing [​IMG]
     
  9. Westside

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    Are you sure it is not a spyware or something?

    Otherwise, what temprature is your CPU and GPU?
     
  10. KeitaroBaka

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    Have you updated your drivers recently or installed new programs ? Some nVidia drivers were really bad and made my computer crash (but that was years ago).
     
  11. jpxdude

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    Take temperatures of the inside of your machine, and see how high idle and load are. Doesn't sound like a graphics card problem to me, more like a CPU issue!
     
  12. superrob
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    superrob H4X H4X H4X!

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    I used the SAME drivers for 2 moths whitout ANY problems.

    The GPU is 50 degress when i start my PC. Thats pretty normal... but when i play any game it crashes. [​IMG]

    And ive tried to make a complete reinstall i still got the problem.
     
  13. KeitaroBaka

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    have you moved your computer case for a lan party ? maybe a card inside has moved a little ? [​IMG]
     
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    My computer is 30 degrees when I start it. 74 is maximum during even the most intense applications. 50 at start is just not normal. I think either you need to get a new fan, or maybe the thermal compound was incorrectly applied. Again check your GPU temprature. It should be around 67 degress. I have the same card and the same CPU as you. The reason is that the fan is default at 29% of the original speed. Turn the GPU fan to 100%, it should go down to 50 degrees if not less.
    Also your CPU fan should be at 100% also. Change that if you have not done so. Tell us the chipset and the manufacturer of your Motherboard. It should help us. I have an XFX 680i lt.
     
  15. Gman 101

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    Sounds like your computer's running too hot. Find some program to monitor temps (like NvMonitor). 8800GT's are known to be ovens (except for mine cos I'm skillful). Are you using stock cooling for your Q6600 (sounds crazy but are you?)?
     
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    superrob H4X H4X H4X!

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    Nope im using another cooler for my CPU. And its running at 30 Degress and 50 when stressed.

    My 8800GT is at 50Degress when i boot up.
     
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    What about drivers? What version? It's always helpful if you reinstall. I had my Nvidia drivers bug out on my a few times before. They're full of shit.
     
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    superrob H4X H4X H4X!

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    Its not fried. Its just overheating. Ive just played like 0 minnuts of Team Fortress 2 and then it crashed again but its working.