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Problems with my gpu?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
February 20, 2011 12:20:30 AM

I have
oem hp m8010y
2.4ghz quad core asus pb5w-la basswood oem board
intel p965
1 or 2gb or ram (not sure)
nvidia geforce 8500gt
windows home premium 32bit os integrated into the hard disk as a partition
had an oem 350w psu and just upgraded to ocz 600w (problems occured before and after) not a psu issue

Os fails system reboots, i have restored to an earlier point, checked all of my hardware devices in device manager and it says everything is working properly. System works fine for a couple of days and then the screen freezes up, sometimes it gets artifacts, goes black and trys to reboot. I have checked the memory, hard disk, they seem ok. I have formated the hard drive and restarted from scratch. Today it has happened all over again saying the display driver has stopped responding. Is this a gpu problem or is it possible that my os system is faulty? If the gpu has failed would it prevent windows from booting up?

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February 20, 2011 1:47:56 AM

It could very well be your GPU if you are sure that your new PSU is working correctly and you are not suffering form a faulty motherboard.

Download FurMark and use it to test your GPU.
February 27, 2011 12:10:19 AM

Yep, GPU was slowly going. Swapped out with a Radeon HD 5830, what a difference in graphics that made. My Q6600 quad core is a bit outdated along with the memory, someday I'll have to upgrade. I was reaching temps of 98 degrees C with the old 8500gt the Radeon is running about 86 maxed out. I need to add another 140mm fan to the case I currently only have two 120mm mounted on the case. Regarding the mobo the core temps are at about 70 degrees C under heavy load is that pretty normal? It's all oem I haven't O.C. anything.
February 27, 2011 9:30:38 PM

I take it you mean the CPU core temps go to ~70° C? It is a bit on the high side, but not out of the norm with a stock cooler and heavy load.

If the CPU is a B3 stepping (the old model) it is actually very normal, as it does run a bit hotter than the newer G0 model. You can use CPU-Z to check what model you have.

Increased case air flow may help you temps a bit.