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June 7, 2012 12:42:15 AM

Can someone tell me some graphics card failure signs i am getting low FPS on games and other problems
with windows freezing for a few seconds

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a b U Graphics card
June 7, 2012 6:23:05 AM

What is you graphics card & how low is the fps you experience (in numbers please like 15, 20, etc)?
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a c 206 U Graphics card
June 7, 2012 6:47:19 AM

start by opening the case and seeing if your pc has a lot of dust and that the fans are working...heat will cause the system to over heat and slow down. i would then see if you have some bad ram by running memtest. you can also run seatools or wd tools to check your hard drive. video cards when they start to fail will show weird colors on screen or no video.
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a b U Graphics card
June 7, 2012 6:55:30 AM

experiencing with low FPS isn't card failure sign, you have to list your specs? Included psu and OS?
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June 7, 2012 7:34:31 AM

Here are my specs

Graphics card: Evga GeForce GTX 550ti
Motherboard: Asus M5A88V-EVO
Ram: Corsair Vengeance (2X4)
PSU: NZXT Hale-90 80plus gold
OS: Windows 7 (64 bit)

i am getting about 50-30 FPS minecraft and 10-20 FPS battlefield 3
would this be a graphics card issue?

My system also Freezes quite often doing anything stays frozen for a minute of 2 then goes back as if nothing happened. if anyone knows the problem to this issue please tell me. i tried a brand new windows install with no result.
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a c 99 U Graphics card
June 7, 2012 7:39:23 AM

What's your CPU?
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June 7, 2012 8:06:18 PM

fantastik250 said:
What's your CPU?

AMD Phenom x6 1090T
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a c 99 U Graphics card
June 7, 2012 9:55:40 PM

What kind of games do you have low fps in? Also does it happen with all games? Did you update your drivers?
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a c 92 U Graphics card
June 7, 2012 9:58:37 PM

you might have a virus.
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