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Windows 7: Do car games exert greater pressure on Graphics Cards?

27 Dec 2011   #1
UdAkDev

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Do car games exert greater pressure on Graphics Cards?

I recently played NFS Hot Pursuit 2 (released 2002), and the next day my Graphics card busted. The strange part is that I have been playing Robin Hood Legend of Sherwood AND Harry Potter 4 (both released after 2004 and with higher graphics) for over two months now and no problem arose. Could it be that NFS, and car games in general, exert greater pressure on the VGA Cards than normal strategy games? I am wondering whether to discard NFS or to play it, so this question is meant to help me decide whether I should continue with it.


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27 Dec 2011   #2
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Probally not the game itself

Graphic cards are known to give out anytime no matter what is in use

Just take it as it failed and look for a suitable replacement

Also games like that especially older tittles won't put a fraction of pressure on the GPU
as newer tittles like SKYRIM CALL OF DUTY etc

your card was probally old and time for it to move on to the after life

If it is still new and have a warrenty just send it in for repair but if not chalk it up to age
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27 Dec 2011   #3
UdAkDev

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Thanks! Also my previous card had a squealing noise. Could that have been a bad sign as well? It had a GPU fan too...
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27 Dec 2011   #4
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UdAkDev View Post
Thanks! Also my previous card had a squealing noise. Could that have been a bad sign as well? It had a GPU fan too...

Yes squiling means either your fan bearings are done or something is wrong with it period

If anything that was the sign of it failing hopefully it didnt damage anything else while going kaput
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27 Dec 2011   #5
UdAkDev

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

No we replaced it! :-) Btw does this mean I can play NFS with no problems?
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27 Dec 2011   #6
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

Quote:
Do car games exert greater pressure on Graphics Cards?
depends whether you use nitro or not
sorry couldnt resist.
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27 Dec 2011   #7
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UdAkDev View Post
Could it be that NFS, and car games in general, exert greater pressure on the VGA Cards than normal strategy games?
No, as SSS mentioned it was probably just coincidence.

Some games, regardless of genre, ie FPS, Racing, RTS etc will put more load on the GPU than others.

If the squealing noise on your old card wasn't fan related, it was probably a capacitor on it's way out.

New card, you'll be fine to play NFS
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30 Dec 2011   #8
UdAkDev

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Hey one more thing... it WAS fan-related. Is that supposed to be abnormal as well? I mean, even this brand new NVIDIA card emits SOMETIMES. I heard it's something called coil whine... is it ok?
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