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Windows 7: Is my 8800GTS dying?

29 Sep 2010   #31

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9

Really? Try getting it from somewhere else.
Or run as admin.


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29 Sep 2010   #32

Windows 7 x64, Windows XP SP3, Fedora

Just to clarify - the GTX460 is your second graphics card? And you had problems with the first aswell?

Run Memtest on the RAM?

Run any other hardware tests?

I would have to say - that generic 550W PSU, which is most likely low quality, would have to be top of my list for possible problems, as the chances of 2 successive graphics cards being faulty is pretty low.

If you run out of other ideas - replace that PSU with one of these two: lt=True&CompareItemList=58|17-139-005^17-139-005-TS%2C17-139-004^17-139-004-S01
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29 Sep 2010   #33

Windows 7 64-bit SP1

ok I found a better download. But I don't see an option for stability test in GPU-Z

Edit: also turns out my power supply was made by StarTech
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29 Sep 2010   #34

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64

I agree with reventon, your PSU is highly suspect. Try and borrow one to test with, if that is not possible then find a shop that can test your computer with a known good PSU.

If you end up buying one, the above suggestions are both excellent, be sure to get a quality PSU, this is not something you try to save some money on.

The GPU stability testing info can be found at Graphics Card - Overclock.
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29 Sep 2010   #35

Windows 7 64-bit SP1

I tried running GPUTool but all I got was an error

gputool_ctp1 caused an Access Violation (0xc0000005) 
in module gputool_ctp1.exe at 0023:00461d7e.
Exception handler called in AfxWinMain.
Error occurred at 9/29/2010 14:12:42.
C:\Program Files (x86)\GPUTool\gputool_ctp1.exe, run by Josh.
Operating system:  unknown Windows version (6.1.7600).
4 processor(s), type 586.
32% memory in use.
4027 MBytes physical memory.
2704 MBytes physical memory free.
0 MBytes paging file.
0 MBytes paging file free.
2048 MBytes user address space.
1965 MBytes user address space free.
Read from location 00000010 caused an access violation.
EDI:    0x00000001  ESI: 0x00416890  EAX:   0x0000018c
EBX:    0x00000001  ECX: 0x0000008c  EDX:   0x00000000
EIP:    0x00461d7e  EBP: 0x0018de6c  SegCs: 0x00000023
EFlags: 0x00010202  ESP: 0x0018d93c  SegSs: 0x0000002b
Bytes at CS:EIP:
8b 42 10 ff d0 83 c4 08 8b 8d d8 fa ff ff 83 79
Don't really have anyone I can borrow a more powerful PSU from, so I guess now I need to figure out whether to RMA the video card and see if the next one craps out too, or buy a new PSU and see if my video errors get fixed.

Is there a tool that can measure if the PSU has gone bad?
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29 Sep 2010   #36
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit

I'm trying to round up someone to assist in diagnostics.

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29 Sep 2010   #37

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thebladeroden View Post
ok I found a better download. But I don't see an option for stability test in GPU-Z

Edit: also turns out my power supply was made by StarTech
If this is your PSU I thought I'd post the specs on it.
ATX12v power supply - 550 Watt | ATX EPS12V 2.92

It states a 72% Efficiency rating (typical load)
And only 18Amps per +12 volt rail which I think may be a little low.

Or this one which unfortunately doen't give the specs on the amps (first one is the Pro2 and the last is the Pro)
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29 Sep 2010   #38

Windows 7 Professional x64

RMAing the card is a good idea; might try another test first though.

Here's one: Video Card - Stress Test with Furmark
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29 Sep 2010   #39

Windows 7 64-bit SP1

The PSU has some specs printed on the side

FurMark says "Could not initialize ZoomGPU. FurMark startup failed. Bye!"

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29 Sep 2010   #40

Windows 7 x64, Windows XP SP3, Fedora

How I would proceed at this stage -

1. Run Memtest86+ and Prime95

RAM - Test with Memtest86+ (run the Blend test as well as the Small FFT test)

2. If they both pass, replace that PSU

3. If you still get errors after the PSU replacement RMA the Graphics Card.

4. If you still get errors then - RMA the motherboard.
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