Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: How can i tell my graphics card is failing?

27 Nov 2012   #1

How can i tell my graphics card is failing?

I am trying to play Sleeping Dogs in high graphics, i have previously been able to do this, and now when i play in high graphics i get this: see image below:

When i lower to medium graphics it works fine. I have played on high before.

I have 2 Nvidia GTX 560Ti in SLI.

Is there a way to see if one of my cards is failing?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Nov 2012   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1

Is your graphics card driver up to date? If so, take 1 card out and fire up the game. Turn the settings wide open, and play a little bit, taking note of any performance issues. Take that card out and install the other card and repeat. If both seem to run the game at max settings, you should be ok. Mind you, it's not a scientific test, but if a card is going out, that will probably let you know. Check for a driver update first.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Nov 2012   #3

Windows 7 Pro x64

This could be a problem with the driver or the game itself. If you have it downloaded from Steam then Validate Data Integrity.

I would also try to uninstall the driver and reinstall the latest version if that doesn't work.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 How can i tell my graphics card is failing?

Thread Tools

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:15.
Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App