graphic card failure

Discussion in 'Video Cards, Displays and TV Tuners' started by aditya, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. aditya

    aditya Geek Trainee

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    Ok so i am having following problem..

    When I try to play a game it suddenly freezes. It stops and plays a sound repeated very fast like if the cd is scratched for a few seconds. I can't do anything when it freezes,I have to reset it every time when it happens.

    So this happens between 2 and 20 minutes after starting a game, often very early. It ONLY happens in games, not in normal applications.
    And it happens with few games only (e.g. age of empires 3, perfect world)

    I know problem is in my graphic card because when i remove my card and play the game it works excellent.I am using Nvidia GeForce 8400 GS.

    any1 can help me out please???? :(
     
  2. daz

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    do you have drivers up to date?
    and it sounds like a memory problem rather then GPU, did you check temperature handling of your GPU (use furmark)
     
  3. Ghostman 1

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    Sounds like a HEAT Problem..
     
  4. Untery

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    Yeah right Ghost. I also think like that somewhere somehow there is a heat problem.
     
  5. NickyAB

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    Check your RAM, had a similar problem but with only one game.
    You can use Memtest +64 or something like that.
     

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