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Windows 7: program to stress test a video card?

14 Mar 2014   #1
sdowney717

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
program to stress test a video card?

I am wondering about a hd2600pro if it might be bad.

After a while of playing 1080p streaming video it sometimes pixelates, smears, multiple images, etc...
That will start in a small area and rapidly spread across the whole screen.

If you stop playing the video and restart, it is ok for a while then happens again. It only happens after a while into various video and not right away.


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14 Mar 2014   #2
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

download msi afterburner and then download msi kombuster.

with that you ca tweak and oc your gpu as well as stress test it and bench mark with kombuster.

id also do a ram test, as id point my finger more towards that that your gpu.
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14 Mar 2014   #3
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Here, this will be of some use.
MSI Afterburner

MSI Kombustor v2.5.6 and v3.3.0 Available | Geeks3D


RAM (memory) test:
This will require memtest on a bootable CD or USB stick.
RAM - Test with Memtest86+
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14 Mar 2014   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

We have plenty of benchmarks that will stress your card here.

Benchmarks - Windows 7 Help Forums

Heaven 4.0 will stress it but good
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14 Mar 2014   #5
sdowney717

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I found furtest and so far dont see anything odd looking. Will try the others.
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14 Mar 2014   #6
RoasterMen

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Your video card can support 1080P movies and streaming. Could you tell us your CPU?
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14 Mar 2014   #7
Duzzy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Temp?
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14 Mar 2014   #8
sdowney717

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

when running furmark, gpu temp hits 42*C

CPU is a pentium 4 3.2ghz running at 3.5 ghz socket 478 motherboard.
I was using a 2.8ghz pentium and it worked fine OTA streaming.

I built this as a cheap HTPC to watch OTA, Netflix, etc... Which it does ok.

Running the furmark showed no screen issues so I think this video card is ok.

Sometimes I notice the picture going crazy, but I think the signal strength of the antenna might be what is causing it. So might be I need a better distribution amplifier added to the line. Some tuners are better at multipath interference than others. I have a vbox 3560 off a coax splitter on a very long line and it works better than the HDTV wonder card if that is true. Mostly the wonder card is fine, but yesterday the PC was experiencing a lot of screen issues and I recall on some other channels.

I learn by experience trying various things, eventually I will get this working better. Channel 3 and 10 are worst.

I also proved it is not the video card by recording a 1080p channel while it was screwing up, then copying to another PC and it also played screwed up.
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14 Mar 2014   #9
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sdowney717 View Post

I also proved it is not the video card by recording a 1080p channel while it was screwing up, then copying to another PC and it also played screwed up.

doesn't that prove the opposite, or am I missing something?
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14 Mar 2014   #10
sdowney717

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sdowney717 View Post

I also proved it is not the video card by recording a 1080p channel while it was screwing up, then copying to another PC and it also played screwed up.

doesn't that prove the opposite, or am I missing something?
The source file has the defect, not the video card. So when you play the bad source file on a different PC and it screws up, you know it is the file not the video card.

I changed to another distribution amp and so far, the signal is good. Not breaking up at all.

I had been having lots of trouble with add in sound cards being bad, so was making me wonder about other things, mb, tuner, vid card.

The amp that works better has a builtin coax splitter 1 to 2
The amp that gave me trouble had a single output and I had a 1 to 4 splitter on the output , which must have weakened the signal too low for that wonder HDTV card.
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