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Windows 7: Problem with my gpu.

18 Jun 2014   #1
Alex7045

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Problem with my gpu.

Hello everybody. This is my very first post so I'm sorry if I've done any mistakes. About a week now I'm having a problem with every 3D game I play. (NFS Hot Pursuit, Euro Truck simulator, Microsoft Flight etc.) Usually because of my low end gpu (Amd Radeon Hd 6370M) I get high 25 fps. But from a week now I get only ~5fps with lots of artifacts. Sometimes the screen goes black and I have to wait for over an hour to start again. The temperatures are ok. (~55 degrees). By the way my laptop doesn't have a gpu cooler. I have installed the latest drivers, checked for malware, rootkits, checkes my hdd for errors and I have also defragged it. I have cleaned up the registry and I have tried to put the game process to a higher priority through the task manager. Also I have disabled Aero before lauching the games. Any ideas?
My specs:
Intel core i3 380M
Amd Radeon Hd 6370M
4 GB Ram
320 Gb hdd 5400 rpm
Windows 7 Home Premium x64


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18 Jun 2014   #2
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

55°F would be okay but 55°C may not, important to know which is meant. USA still uses F.

Have you checked which DirectX you have? Start, Run or Search and type dxdiag then Enter, will give the version then compare that with what the game/s need, could be the card can't support the latest.

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By the way my laptop doesn't have a gpu cooler.
Normally that wouldn't be a problem but with some games things do heat up during play, and I mean that in both senses. There's not much can be done with a Notebook/Laptop unless it originally had an option to upgrade the adapter. There are some Notebooks aimed at gamers such as Alienware but they usually are costlier.
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20 Jun 2014   #3
bulletng

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Artifacts are mostly caused by overheating GPU's.
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20 Jun 2014   #4
Erick Aguilar

Windows 7 professional X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Berton View Post
55°F would be okay but 55°C may not, important to know which is meant. USA still uses F.

Have you checked which DirectX you have? Start, Run or Search and type dxdiag then Enter, will give the version then compare that with what the game/s need, could be the card can't support the latest.

Quote:
By the way my laptop doesn't have a gpu cooler.
Normally that wouldn't be a problem but with some games things do heat up during play, and I mean that in both senses. There's not much can be done with a Notebook/Laptop unless it originally had an option to upgrade the adapter. There are some Notebooks aimed at gamers such as Alienware but they usually are costlier.
55 C sounds about right for a GPU as a matter of fact. 55F would be impossible in a laptop while turned on. That is around 19 to 23 Celsius and means the motherboard would be cool to the touch.
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22 Jun 2014   #5
RoasterMen

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Erick Aguilar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Berton View Post
55°F would be okay but 55°C may not, important to know which is meant. USA still uses F.

Have you checked which DirectX you have? Start, Run or Search and type dxdiag then Enter, will give the version then compare that with what the game/s need, could be the card can't support the latest.

Quote:
By the way my laptop doesn't have a gpu cooler.
Normally that wouldn't be a problem but with some games things do heat up during play, and I mean that in both senses. There's not much can be done with a Notebook/Laptop unless it originally had an option to upgrade the adapter. There are some Notebooks aimed at gamers such as Alienware but they usually are costlier.
55 C sounds about right for a GPU as a matter of fact. 55F would be impossible in a laptop while turned on. That is around 19 to 23 Celsius and means the motherboard would be cool to the touch.
True. But I think the GPU might be showing it's near-to-death symptoms maybe?
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24 Jun 2014   #6
Faladu

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

A cooling pad for a laptop is kind of mandatory to keep the temps in check.

It's likely in need of cleaning also, if the air intake/outtakes are blocked, up go the temps, plus if it's aged, dust and debris have possibly found it's way inside and that would cause this issue eventually over time also.

I would go to cpuid.com and get GPU-Z and CPU-Z to get temp readings, both freeware.

See what you get with it just powered on, and then check after loading a game.
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