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Windows 7: How to check its time to get a new graphics card?


23 Sep 2010   #1

windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 
How to check its time to get a new graphics card?

Hi Folks,

my question/query is: how can 1 identify that he/she needs a new graphic card or the graphic card is dead??? because i get this flickering while working on my laptop just under normal condition - no games,no programming,no photoshop just normal work on comp., it just flicker in every 2-3 mins. Does that mean my graphic card is at the end of its life???

Need some help & is there any way to check this without opening my laptop also, if not then the obvious....

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23 Sep 2010   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by deepakumar View Post
Hi Folks,

my question/query is: how can 1 identify that he/she needs a new graphic card or the graphic card is dead??? because i get this flickering while working on my laptop just under normal condition - no games,no programming,no photoshop just normal work on comp., it just flicker in every 2-3 mins. Does that mean my graphic card is at the end of its life???

Need some help & is there any way to check this without opening my laptop also, if not then the obvious....

Probably not the card but rather heat. Download Cpu-z, and Gpu-z (both free) to keep an eye on the temps. You can also blow out the laptop with compressed air


Ken J
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23 Sep 2010   #3

windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Ken my GPU is at 83 Celsius & CPU i can't say because it keep fluctuating b/w 12%-60% in every 3 sec...
Thnx
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24 Sep 2010   #4

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by deepakumar View Post
my GPU is at 83 Celsius
Depending on how old the laptop is and if it's been running around that temp for a while could indicate that it's on it's way out.

As for the CPU usage, monitor it with task manager and see if any particular process usage correlates to the flickering.
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24 Sep 2010   #5

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by deepakumar View Post
Hi Folks,

my question/query is: how can 1 identify that he/she needs a new graphic card or the graphic card is dead??? because i get this flickering while working on my laptop just under normal condition - no games,no programming,no photoshop just normal work on comp., it just flicker in every 2-3 mins. Does that mean my graphic card is at the end of its life???

Need some help & is there any way to check this without opening my laptop also, if not then the obvious....
Updating the drivers should fix your problems
NVIDIA DRIVERS 258.96 WHQL

You might try to clean your laptop as dust can block vents causing overheating
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24 Sep 2010   #6

windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Thanx smarteyeball , yowanvista for the info.
@ smarteyball here is the current & normal score: GPU 81 Celsius & CPU 62 Celsius...when i checked system info under SIW software its shows that 81 normal & low & 85 high even i was a little confused on that & my laptop will complete 2 years in Dec 2010. i'm not good with 2nd option ie checking Task mngr i need your help on that so would send a screen shot help me on that & what do you suggest???

@yowanvista i got the same driver NVIDIA DRIVERS 258.96 WHQL just 4 days ago...sure the last option is on my mind for a very long time but can't find time to get this done...
Thanx
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24 Sep 2010   #7

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by deepakumar View Post
Thanx smarteyeball , yowanvista for the info.
@ smarteyball here is the current & normal score: GPU 81 Celsius & CPU 62 Celsius...when i checked system info under SIW software its shows that 81 normal & low & 85 high even i was a little confused on that & my laptop will complete 2 years in Dec 2010. i'm not good with 2nd option ie checking Task mngr i need your help on that so would send a screen shot help me on that & what do you suggest???

@yowanvista i got the same driver NVIDIA DRIVERS 258.96 WHQL just 4 days ago...sure the last option is on my mind for a very long time but can't find time to get this done...
Thanx
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Hi deepakumar, When you have blown all the dust out and cleaned the vents it may be a good idea to install a third party app to control the temps a little Download SpeedFan - Access temperature sensor in your computer speedfan is a well used app for this purpose
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24 Sep 2010   #8

windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

@ Peebly thnx for the info. will do the same & hope for the best....
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26 Sep 2010   #9

windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Hey guyz i did cleaned up some dust out but couldn't reach the Graphics card on my laptop but since didn't wanted to mess so have to leave but to no avail GPU @ 87 C/189 F (worse then before it was @ 82 C earlier) & CPU is @ 66 C that's normal but my real concern is GPU, i don't how to get this right.....i've Speed Fan as well but no respite to my problem....do i need to go to a "doctor" or any other remedy????
Thnx
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