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Windows 7: Graphics Card Problems - Diagnose

09 May 2014   #10
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

You should be able to look at it and see just before it crashes, something changes dramatically. That should tell you where to look. Was it a voltage drop? That would normally indicate the PSU. If it was the graphics core clock drop it would indicate either a driver crash or the card itself malfunctioning. I would think a driver crash would show several things drop at the same time. If only one thing drops it should indicate the card. But, hopefully it should show where you need to look for the problem.


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09 May 2014   #11
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Ok thanks Steve, hopefully I will not need to use it but at least I know what to look out for now if I do.
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11 May 2014   #12
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Great job Steve. Bookmarked
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11 May 2014   #13
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Thanks Doug.
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18 May 2014   #14
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Great job!

May I make a suggestion?

Put this quote in the tutorial last step:

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
You should be able to look at it and see just before it crashes, something changes dramatically. That should tell you where to look. Was it a voltage drop? That would normally indicate the PSU. If it was the graphics core clock drop it would indicate either a driver crash or the card itself malfunctioning. I would think a driver crash would show several things drop at the same time. If only one thing drops it should indicate the card. But, hopefully it should show where you need to look for the problem.
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08 Oct 2014   #15
sharpnova

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

This isn't very helpful. If you are trying to diagnose an issue that may be gpu related that is crashing your computer, then this won't finish its test due to a very subtle issue. It's subtle enough that I can't blame you for not realizing it when you made this post:

In order for the test to finish and log results and give you information that might be useful it has to be able to run up until the point of usefulness.

This is where it gets tricky. In order for it to run, it needs to be being executed in some way. It could be in the thoughts of some god or on what we call a computer.

For our purposes let's say we're running it on our computer. Let's call this computer X. Now let's say our issue involves X crashing.

At the point of the crash, X will no longer be able to facilitate the function of this diagnostic utility.

But we already stated that this utility needs to be facilitated by something which runs it in order for it to demonstrate its utility.

So we have proven, by contradiction (a useful mathematical tool) that this tool cannot be useful.

At least not in the case where you are trying to use it to diagnose a problem with your video card that is causing a crash.

Did you have some other use in mind?
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14 Nov 2014   #16
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Thanks.
I saw a strange graphics hardware error message in my event log on my GTS450. I'll follow the instructions. I'm not into gaming so this stuff is a little foreign to me.
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