How do you know if your graphics card has gone bad

i have a problem and i dont know what it is anytime i am on the internet for more then 20 min my computer gets really laggy i play world of warcraft for more then 10 min it does the same thing i dont know if it may be the graphics card not sure new to computers any help would be great! not sure where to publish this sorry if its in the wrong place.
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  1. This is a fine place to ask. One quick thing to check, do you have Anti-virus/Adware/etc software that has been recently updated and done a full scan of the computer?

    Other things to try first: a registry cleaner, defrag, new video drivers.

    And also, if you could post full system specs, that would help.
  2. sorry new to computers how would i find the full system specs
  3. Do you have XP? A quick way (should work on Vista, though it may be a little different) is go to start > Run > and type 'dxdiag' (without quotes) then just copy over the info on the first screen. That will get us the basics.
  4. perating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.090206-1233)
    Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
    System Manufacturer: MSI
    System Model: MS-7350
    BIOS: Default System BIOS
    Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.20GHz (2 CPUs)
    Memory: 3072MB RAM
    Page File: 329MB used, 4627MB available
    Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
    DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
    DX Setup Parameters: Not found
    DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode

    that what you need?
  5. I would recommend going to and getting this program: Advance systemcare personal. Just search "advance systemcare"

    Since you're new to computers, its' a fairly easy way to clean out all the junk files, repair registry issues, get rid of adware/spyware, and so on. And you just have to click one button to do it. So it's worth a try. I even use it for quick maintenance myself.
  6. i downloaded it ran all of them and i still get the lag after 10-20 min of game play any other suggestions?
  7. What are your temps?
  8. Use HWMonitor (CPUID). Start it once you log in and jot down the temps. Then play a game or do something. It will record the highest temps reached. Then let us know what those are too.
  9. gpu core temp 44-51c
    tmpin0 temp 43-63c
    tmpin1 temp 29-30c
    HDD temp 32-32c

    not sure if this is the info you are looking for
  10. nvidia mcp temp

    cpu temp-82c thats from bios any time i run cpuid it says 255c-255c
    mainboard-this read kinda high i think 208-210c

    fintek f71882f temp

    tmpin0 45c-71c
    tmpin1 28c-30c

    geforce 7100 gs temp

    gpu core 43c-48c

    hdt722525dla380 temp

    HDD 32c-32c
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