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If my Pci express slot is broken or is it my HD 4670?

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Last response: in Displays
January 10, 2012 3:31:10 AM

When i turned on my computer today, nothing showed on my monitor not even the bios screen, but i did hear windows load. So i proceeded to try out different monitors using the HDMI, VGA, and DVI slots on my HD 4670. But nothing would show up on the monitor still. So i went on and removed the graphics card and used integrated graphics that my i3 550 has and it works and i installed drivers for it and stuff.

Now the questions i have are:
Did my graphics card die?
-Its a diamond HD 4670 from about 2 or 3 years ago and i removed it a couple of times so i might have exposed it to static electricity, but my room is an unlikely place where static electricity could be generated.
-The card has been hitting 75-85 C on full load when playing games for a couple of months now
-It was working in the morning and i didnt do anything intensive, just checking email and news, but when i came home form school it start not working.

Or Did my PCI-E lane/slot break?
-I heard from my friend that is unlikely that a PCI-E lane could break, but i'm not sure about that because i had a friend who's PCI-E lane broke and he couldnt used any graphics card at all.

I don't have an extra computer or graphics card at the moment to check if its the graphics card or PCI-E lane that is broken. Is there any way for me to Check?

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a b C Monitor
January 10, 2012 3:38:09 AM

Did you check to see if the fan on the graphic card is still working, if it has one?
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January 10, 2012 3:40:46 AM

Yep the fan works.
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February 13, 2012 9:23:36 PM

same thing happened to me a few days ago. Cept I got a beep code indicating the video error. What can possibly break the pci-e slot =-=
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a b C Monitor
February 13, 2012 9:44:50 PM

Try the card in another computer to test it if you can....maybe your friend's.
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