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Post by storeguy on Thu 02 Jul 2015, 15:50

1.Which is better 7850 2GB or R9 270X 2Gb?

2.because my Computer crashes to much until the sound is gone and it crashes every time I start it. because my old video card is unstable.
and i don't think it's my Motherboard,CPU,RAM causing the problem, crashes every time when I start it up.

3.some of the sign of a failing video card that I saw were:Stuttering,some artifacts when I'm watching movie(Except:Gaming runs perfectly well),constant overheating and the fans starts to get louder.....

4.I'll post a pic of my failed video card and my system.

BUT which card should I buy the 7850 or R9 270X
because I'm going to get this freaking awesome game
 

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Post by Adwomin on Thu 02 Jul 2015, 17:34

Hi there,

I don't have much experience with ATI/AMD cards, so I can't give much advice on that.

But as for the other problems you describe: if your PC refuses to start, and you think it's the GPU, disconnect the GPU first. Pull the power cord from your PC, press the on/off button a few times and then open up the case and disassemble and take out the GPU.
If your PC still refuses to boot, it's not the GPU that's causing the issue.
What's the problem anyway? Is it Windows that refuses to start up? If you can get into the BIOS, then it probably is. Do you get an error? If so, what does it say? (Or you can post a picture of the error, if you like)

It's normal for the fan to start blowing faster as you use the PC for heavier stuff, because things get hotter in there. (E.g. gaming, watching movies, etc.)
How do you know it's overheating? If it's really overheating, your PC will automatically shutdown to prevent components from getting damaged. The first thing you should start doing is unplugging the power cord, pressing the on/off button a few times and then start taking the PC apart. Now clean all the components and carefully use a vacuum or compressed air to clean the insides of your PC. (Especially the fans should be dust-free)
IF you decide to take off the heatsink from the CPU (or other components), make sure to clean all the cooling paste leftovers and APPLY A NEW THIN LAYER OF COOLING PASTE! Do not re-use the cooling paste that was there before you took the component apart.
You can find good videos on YouTube, on how to apply the layer correctly. (E.g. prevent air bubbles, as these do not conduct the heat to the heatsink very well)

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Re: Choosing a Graphic Card and my failing Card.

Post by storeguy on Fri 03 Jul 2015, 00:54

Admin wrote:Hi there,

I don't have much experience with ATI/AMD cards, so I can't give much advice on that.

But as for the other problems you describe: if your PC refuses to start, and you think it's the GPU, disconnect the GPU first. Pull the power cord from your PC, press the on/off button a few times and then open up the case and disassemble and take out the GPU.
If your PC still refuses to boot, it's not the GPU that's causing the issue.
What's the problem anyway? Is it Windows that refuses to start up? If you can get into the BIOS, then it probably is. Do you get an error? If so, what does it say? (Or you can post a picture of the error, if you like)

It's normal for the fan to start blowing faster as you use the PC for heavier stuff, because things get hotter in there. (E.g. gaming, watching movies, etc.)
How do you know it's overheating? If it's really overheating, your PC will automatically shutdown to prevent components from getting damaged. The first thing you should start doing is unplugging the power cord, pressing the on/off button a few times and then start taking the PC apart. Now clean all the components and carefully use a vacuum or compressed air to clean the insides of your PC. (Especially the fans should be dust-free)
IF you decide to take off the heatsink from the CPU (or other components), make sure to clean all the cooling paste leftovers and APPLY A NEW THIN LAYER OF COOLING PASTE! Do not re-use the cooling paste that was there before you took the component apart.
You can find good videos on YouTube, on how to apply the layer correctly. (E.g. prevent air bubbles, as these do not conduct the heat to the heatsink very well)
It can boot up well but crashes after a while. and the problem is my card now dead because it overheats too much.
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Post by The_gh0stm4n on Sat 04 Jul 2015, 02:22

@storeguy wrote:It can boot up well but crashes after a while. and the problem is my card now dead because it overheats too much.


Sorry to hear that, but for the future, you should make sure to re-new the thermal/cooling paste at least somewhat regularly. It'll help extending the lifespan of your graphics card.


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There is a (small ?) chance you could get your seemingly dead GPU working again. See this older post that I made:
http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t16939-bringing-an-artifacting-graphics-card-back-to-life

I know this method might look crazy, but if you have nothing to lose and are confident enough, try the method I described there, and apply it to your own graphics card. Yes, I myself tried this once, with success.


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