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graphics issue

Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:19 pm

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So my cousin has this issue with several games on his laptop. His GPU is a Radeon 5650 he's in the middle of re-installing drivers and has already re-installed the game. Assuming the drivers don't resolve it is there any other recourse beyond declaring the GPU scrap?
 
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Re: graphics issue

Sat Sep 17, 2011 6:42 pm

I would say it is likely it may be hosed, is the fan on the GPU in the lappy still running?
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Re: graphics issue

Mon Sep 19, 2011 7:24 am

Moving to the Graphics forum.
 
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Re: graphics issue

Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:25 am

Looks like an overheating problem to me - when is the last time the fan/heatsink was cleaned out?

If it's clean - it might be worth dropping the core/memory clocks a bit to see if it runs more stable.
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Re: graphics issue

Tue Sep 20, 2011 9:01 am

His laptop isn't hot at all. I had thought the same thing its overheating or overclocked but it doesn't seem to be either. Perhaps its just scrap.
 
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Re: graphics issue

Tue Sep 20, 2011 9:26 am

Have you tried underclocking though? Sometimes it's a heat buildup you can't see - or the memory has just gone bad(ish). I have an old 7800GT laying around that doesn't overheat but won't run stable at stock any more - the GPU/memory clocks have to be dropped 5% or so for it to run properly. It's worth a shot at least.
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Re: graphics issue

Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:17 am

TheWacoKid wrote:
Have you tried underclocking though? Sometimes it's a heat buildup you can't see - or the memory has just gone bad(ish). I have an old 7800GT laying around that doesn't overheat but won't run stable at stock any more - the GPU/memory clocks have to be dropped 5% or so for it to run properly. It's worth a shot at least.


I have had very mixed results with clocking GPUs in any spcific direction. I tried under clocking a 9800 GX2 and it would randomly ignore that and go back to its factory settings crashing my computer.

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