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Two faulty GTX 560 Ti GPUs

Q: Two faulty GTX 560 Ti GPUs

I have two GTX ti GPUs that I need to RMA because they crash when running DX applications at factory speeds these are gigabyte overclocked cards MHz core and the only way to faulty 560 GTX Ti Two GPUs avert the crash is by under-clocking the core I purchased them from two different websites one in March one in June is it necessary to send the Two faulty GTX 560 Ti GPUs correct item to the right retailer i e will they have any way to check serial numbers and things is there any way I could identify which one is which I have them both certain I know which GPU I bought second still has the cover over the DVI port not sure about the packaging though It s a fiddly problem but I feel I need to get to the bottom of it because they probably get a lot of customers cheekily trying to return old broken hardware Both are under warranty and I am fully confident I will be able to exchange them for a replacement refund My brother uses the same GPU and does not experience the same fault I suspect it was an issue with earlier models as he purchased his in september Any advice or ideas nbsp

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A: Two faulty GTX 560 Ti GPUs

The warranty/RMA will be tied to the serial numbers. White sticker with bar code- which should be between the front GPU heatsink screw and the solder points for the cards VRM. I Think most Gigabyte boards only have two stickers attached- the white serial and a green QC.

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/two-faulty-gtx-560-ti-gpus.177912/
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A:BSOD 116 faulty graphics card or faulty drivers?

Sorry thought I uploaded this but apparently not.

http://www.sevenforums.com/bsod-help-support/398657-bsod-116-faulty-graphics-card-faulty-drivers.html
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what GPU do you guys think would be best price to performance?

i cant decide between these 3:

GTX 760
R9 280X
GTX 800 series (860 or so when its released)

so im probs going to be buying a gpu in march or so when some big games are coming out, however, which one should i get? i heard that the 800 series are coming out Q1 of 2014.

gaming at 1080p, i just want as many FPS as i can in all games under $300

A:GPUs.....

Too far away and too many variables (price going up/down, new cards, etc) to make any kind of recommendation. Best thing to do would be to start saving based on the most expensive card you're considering and then ask again when it gets much closer to the time of purchase.

http://www.sevenforums.com/graphic-cards/307910-gpus.html
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Cheers

A:Two GPUs on my MB

Hi,
I believe your psu might be a little stretched with 2 of them
1 is no problem but with 2 it would be best to have a minimum 1000w
evga 1000 P2 are pretty reasonably priced and very good.

The minimum power supply for a titan x is 600w
EVGA - Product Specs - EVGA GeForce GTX TITAN X SC GAMING

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/387818-two-gpus-my-mb.html
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Plus in a not so far distant future I am planning on buying the LG's 34" UltraWide monitor.

Uh hope the title is good, was a bit unsure what to put there!

/Boris

A:1 GPU vs 2 GPUs

Well the 2 GPUs in theory would be faster then one, however its completely dependent upon the games you play. Sadly Crossfire is far more broken then SLI at this time.

http://www.sevenforums.com/graphic-cards/333746-1-gpu-vs-2-gpus.html
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What exactly does adding more GPUs to a computer do, does it reduce lag and stuff.

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A:Several GPUs?

It depends. There are two options that I know of depending on who you go with: SLI or Crossfire. With an SLI (NVIDIA) setup you won't really notice a huge difference unless you play in really high resolutions and have all the bells and whistles turned on (AA, shaders, etc. etc.) As far as Crossfire (ATI) I don't really know where you see a performance gain as I haven't played around with that setup yet. You're probably better off just putting down more money for a good video card to start with then trying to set up one of those though. If you have any issues with one card or have to upgrade, you have to figure on replacing all the cards at the same time which in the end can be a lot more expensive.

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http://www.slizone.com/page/home.html -- SLI info can be found here and on the NVIDIA forums.
http://game.amd.com/us-en/crossfirex_about.aspx -- Crossfire info can be found here.

As for mine, I have a dual SLI setup and run most of my stuff at 1650 x 1080 with everything maxed. I have been able to play pretty much anything I run on it without any issues.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/several-gpus.977269/
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Q: 2 GPUs?

Using my 8400gs, and in everest for example, it shows 2 temps for 2 cards?
or in pcwizard it shows this:



I have onboard disable, even tho i have the nforce chipset drivers install, could that be the cause?
 

A:2 GPUs?

Your card probably supports 2 monitors via 2 output connectors and that's probably what is being shown. I doubt that the onboard video is what you're seeing there.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/2-gpus.126635/
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A:Multiple GPUs

You'd want to make the new card the main, primary card otherwise any game will use the Quadro card since you cannot specify which card can be used for what and you can't have one monitor connected to two cards without a switch. And if you don't have a second PCI-Express x16 slot then you can't even do that. Your best bet is to sell the Quadro card and get a new Geforce GTX 200 series card.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/multiple-gpus.848838/
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A:Solved: Using two different GPUs

Nope, shouldn't be a problem with Directx versions. Not sure how much benefit you'll have from using two cards rather then the 480 for everything.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-using-two-different-gpus.913370/
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My Problem is.

I got these 2 GPU's Nvidia Geforce 9800GTX+OC 512mb & Nvidia Geforce 9800GT 1 Gig.

Both of these cards crash when i play lower ended games like Battlefield 2,CnC red alert 2 ect,after maybe 10-20 mins but when i play higher ended games like gta4 CnC red alert 3 the GPU Plays fine for hours without crashing,the only time it tends to crash on high end games is when i end 1 game and start another.also my computer's have to be rebooted,after witch all is well.

Any help would be greatly Appricated,Thx

My 1st comp specs is

Mobo Asrock Conroe 1333-DVI/H
GPU 9800GTX
CPU Intel dual core 1.6Ghz
PSU 650w
Ram 2gig
HDD 160Gig
OS Xp Pro 64Bit

2nd

Mobo Asus Phenom FX
GPU 9800GT
CPU 2.10Ghz Sempron
PSU 450w
Ram 4Gig Corsair
HDD 250Gig
OS Vista Premium 32Bit

Sorry for bad Spelling/Grammer.
 

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A:New GPUs - What Motherboard?

My understanding is that even with 8800 you wont push the limit of a 8x PCI-e
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/new-gpus-what-motherboard.63632/
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Quote:
Installing Windows 7 on some computers is not a simple task, especially if compatibility and support problems exist. According to Microsoft, Windows 7 fails to play nice with machines that have an AMD/ATI Radeon graphics processing unit (GPU) leveraging the embedded DisplayPort (eDP) technology. Customers that attempted to install Windows 7 on such computers found that they were unable to complete the deployment.

?When you install Windows 7 on the computer, a black screen is displayed during the installation process. However, the installation is still running. In this situation, you may be unable to complete the installation. If you have multiple displays, only the primary screen is black when you encounter this issue,? Microsoft explained.


Source -
Windows 7 Black Screens of Death for Some AMD/ATI GPUs - During installation - Softpedia

A:Windows 7 B.S.O.D for Some AMD/ATI GPUs.

i also have this problem.Microsoft have any solutions or fixes for it ?

http://www.sevenforums.com/bsod-help-support/57923-windows-7-b-s-o-d-some-amd-ati-gpus.html
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A:2 GPUs and eyefinity =/

you can with one of these.
http://www.matrox.com/graphics/en/products/gxm/video/
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/2-gpus-and-eyefinity.145672/
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A:External GPUs: What should I get?

You're not eligible for a discrete graphics card because it's a laptop, unless you buy one of these: https://www.google.com.ph/?gfe_rd=cr...ssl#q=ViDOCK+4

Or if your laptop supports Dedicated Laptop GPUs, I'd buy one of them (but they're a wee bit expensive)

http://www.sevenforums.com/graphic-cards/375803-external-gpus-what-should-i-get.html
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Hi there,

All of the r9-270's I see have 2 DVI ports, why can't a DVI/VGA adapter be used on both?

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http://www.sevenforums.com/graphic-cards/320415-running-2-gpus-possible.html
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/xfx-low-profile-gpus.636512/
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A:Crossfire over different GPUS

Hi xerox203 and welcome to W7 Forums

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http://www.sevenforums.com/graphic-cards/233575-crossfire-over-different-gpus.html
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A:What is the difference between these two GPUs?

one is the duel fan model the other is the single fan model.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/what-is-the-difference-between-these-two-gpus.176447/
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My specs are in my specs area (computer icon by my name)
 

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A:Is it better to have 2 decent GPUs or 1 really good one?

Here is what passmark scores those two cards you mentioned.
GTX 660
http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu.php?gpu=GeForce+GTX+660
GTX 770
http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu.php?gpu=GeForce+GTX+770

This is only to give you a basic reference point. Having 2 GTX 660s versus just one 770 in my opinion would be a bad choice mostly because the game has to support SLI and scale well for it to be better than the single 770. On top of that, they would be very close matches in performance as is (SLI 660 vs 1 770) so the choice I would make would be the GTX 770.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/is-it-better-to-have-2-decent-gpus-or-1-really-good-one.202165/
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If you order the desktop directly from Dell with two or more video cards, the bridge is included.

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3514/t/19996691
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A:Dual boot on different GPUs?

I would imagine you would have one gpu disabled in device manager for one boot and the opposite disabled in the other boot.
Might want to consider a 3rd boot that has both enabled

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/dual-boot-on-different-gpus-519877.html
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http://www.sevenforums.com/graphic-cards/308458-multiple-gpus-how-do-they-work.html
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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/what-is-the-difference-between-gpus-and-cpus.192885/
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The GeForce 7950 GX2 line are Dual-GPU graphics cards.
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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/multi-core-gpus.66911/
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http://www.pchelpforum.com/pc-hardware/128444-two-dead-gpus-within-month-very-hot-cpu.html
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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/video-card-gpus.74803/
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http://www.sevenforums.com/graphic-cards/373498-how-connect-three-monitors-two-gpus-please-help.html
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/enabling-dual-gpus-in-windows.441777/
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Posted by Adrian Kingsley-Hughes @ 3:04 am

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Here are the details for the price cuts:

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NVIDIA slashes price of GTX 260 and 280 GPUs | Hardware 2.0 | ZDNet.com

A:NVIDIA slashes price of GTX 260 and 280 GPUs

HMMMM...... i see Nvidia's legs tremble at the imminent release of the mighty R700.....

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http://xtreview.com/index.php

http://www.vistax64.com/graphic-cards/167971-nvidia-slashes-price-gtx-260-280-gpus.html
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source

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A:AMD to launch DX11 GPUs in 7 weeks.

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http://www.sevenforums.com/graphic-cards/18234-amd-launch-dx11-gpus-7-weeks.html
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source

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A:Assigning specific programs to different GPUs

Why? What applications?

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/assigning-specific-programs-to-different-gpus.1103595/
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A:Cool gaming laptop with 3 GPUs

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/cool-gaming-laptop-with-3-gpus.776186/
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https://hardforum.com/threads/a-video-converter-that-uses-all-cores-gpus.1713820/
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A:BSOD with both GPUs on Lenovo Y580

Hi David
 
Since you are familiar with computers, i will cut the crap and go directly to the troubleshooting. Please follow the below steps.
 
1. First uninstall both "Intel" and "Nvidia" drivers completely from the system. Laptops require tweaked drivers  specifically created for them rather than generic ones. If the Nividia adapter is disabled via BIOS, please enable it.
 
2. Then uninstall "Intel Rapid Storage Technology" driver and "Intel Wireless LAN driver" completely. Current versions are not compatible with "Win 8.1".
iaStor.sys Wed Nov 30 09:09:19 2011
Intel Storage drivers

NETwNs64.sys Fri Dec 2 12:20:55 2011
Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link 5000 Series Adapter Driver for Windows 7

3. Now update the drivers in the order i posted.
 
IRST : https://downloadcenter.intel.com/confirm.aspx?httpDown=http://downloadmirror.intel.com/23060/a08/SetupRST.exe&lang=eng&Dwnldid=23060&ProductID=2101&ProductFamily=Software+Products&ProductLine=Chipset+Software&ProductProduct=Intel%C2%AE+Rapid+Storage+Technology+(Intel%C2%AE+RST)
 
WLAN : https://downloadcenter.intel.com/confirm.aspx?httpDown=http://downloadmirror.intel.com/23044/eng/Wireless_16.1.1_De64.exe&lang=eng&Dwnldid=23044&ProductID=3062&ProductFamily=Wireless+Networking&ProductLine=Intel%C2%AE+Wi-Fi+Products&ProductProduct=Intel%C2%AE+WiFi+Link+5300+and+Intel%C2%AE+WiFi+Link+5100+products
 
 
Intel HD Graphics : http://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles/ivga200w8164.exe
 
Nvidia Graphics : http://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles/nvga200w8164.exe
 
4. Set Nvidia as the preferred graphic processor for all games.
 
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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/515776/bsod-with-both-gpus-on-lenovo-y580/
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A:BSOD and crashes playing BF3, happens with 2 different GPUs

Code:
Start Menu\Programs\MSI Afterburner DJU\Dju:Start Menu\Programs\MSI Afterburner DJU\Dju
The above has known problems with Windows 7. Recommend removing MSI Afterburner.
AVG does not seem to be starting on startup. Was that intentional?
Crashes are pointing to memory problems or driver conflicts.If you are overclocking any hardware, please stop.

Run the boot version of Memtest86+ paying close attention to Parts 2 and 3 of the tutorial. Also, in case Memtest86+ misses anything and comes up with no errors, run the extended version of the Windows Memory Diagnostics Tool for at least five passes. These you may want to run overnight since they take a long time to complete (run them an hour before bed each of the next two nights and check before going to sleep that they are still running).


   Warning
Before you proceed with the following, answer these two questions: Are you still under warranty? Does your warranty allow you to open up the machine to check hardware? If you are unsure of the answers to these questions, contact your system manufacturer. WARNING: The steps that follow can void your warranty!!!

For Part 3: If You Have Errors: If you swap any memory components, follow these steps for ESD safety:Shut down and turn off your computer.
Unplug all power supplies to the computer (AC Power then battery for laptops, AC power for desktops)
Hold down the power button for 30 seconds to close the circuit and ensure all power drains from components.
Make sure you are grounded by using proper grounding techniques, i.e. work on an anti-static workbench, anti-static desk, or an anti-static pad. Hold something metallic while touching it to the anti-static surface, or use an anti-static wristband to attach to the anti-static material while working. If you do not have an anti-static workbench, desk, or pad, you can use your computer tower/case by finding a metal hold in it, such as a drive bay.
Once these steps have been followed, it is safe to remove and replace components within your computer.

An underlying driver may be incompatible\conflicting with your system. Run Driver Verifier to find any issues. To run Driver Verifier, do the following:a. Backup your system and user files
b. Create a system restore point
c. If you do not have a Windows 7 DVD, Create a system repair disc
d. In Windows 7:Click the Start Menu
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Right click verifier and click Run as administrator
Put a tick in Create custom settings (for code developers) and click next
Put a tick in Select individual settings from a full list and click next
Set up the individual settings as in the image and click next
Attachment 213245
Put a tick in Select driver names from a list
Put a tick next to all non-Microsoft drivers.
Click Finish.
Restart your computer.

If Windows cannot start in normal mode with driver verifier running, start in safe mode. If it cannot start in safe mode or normal mode, restore the system restore point using System Restore OPTION TWO.

Thanks to zigzag3143 for contributing to the Verifier steps.
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http://www.sevenforums.com/bsod-help-support/231303-bsod-crashes-playing-bf3-happens-2-different-gpus.html
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A:Cool Gaming Laptop With 3 GPUs

this has already been posted here, and decided its a waste of money.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/cool-gaming-laptop-with-3-gpus.117111/
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A:Cool gaming laptop with 3 GPUs

joytime360 said:



That laptop must be very cool for gaming.Click to expand...

No it isn't. It's just a waste of money.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/cool-gaming-laptop-with-3-gpus.116196/
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9KYFK AMD Radeon R9 270 RD14D-P1-70, 2GB, DVI-I/DVI-D/DP/HDMIWNMHJ AMD Radeon HD8870, 2GB, DVI-I/mDP/mDP/HDMI51NCR AMD Radeon HD7570 M209A, 1GB, DVI-I/HDMI (Win 8)

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3514/t/19974686
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Please answer this question is bugging me for ages xD
Thanks
 

A:Three GPUs on system with only one discrete graphics card?

You can't. Your motherboard (Z68 chipset) might support switching between the discrete cards and the on CPU gpu for power saving. But you basically use one or the other. There is no provision for utilizing the power of all 3 graphics systems.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/three-gpus-on-system-with-only-one-discrete-graphics-card.170993/
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A:Adding additional PSU's when running multiple GPUs

Leeky said:





Having just spent £117 on that I'd rather not even consider replacing it. So can a system use a second PSU (like any decent PSU), or do they need to be built specially for the purpose?Click to expand...

I'm no expert in PSU's so I wont bull**** you on that, it's my weak spot, but is it possible to use multiple PSU's on one system? Yes. Both in your case? I don't know.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/adding-additional-psus-when-running-multiple-gpus.157864/
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A:GPUs more cores or higher clock speed

No, more cores with slower speeds is better is all situations, especially CPU's. That processing can be done in parrallel is the main advantage of multiple cores (aside from the the necessity of them for heat-dissipation).
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/gpus-more-cores-or-higher-clock-speed.1004659/
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It is cheaper for me to give a customer a new mobo than it is to solder on a new PS/2 port. Sad but true.

http://www.sevenforums.com/graphic-cards/27831-expert-knowledge-required-updating-gpus.html
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A:Are the GPUs in the new Intels any good for basic htpc/server use?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by IceFire


Check my System info for the details.
I have recently purchased all the parts for a computer from Newegg (still waiting for it), with the understanding that the HD graphics capabilities of the Sandy bridge Pentiums will be more than capable of playing back most formats flawlessly (and being able to convert some odd formats to WMC-friendly versions ahead of time), alongside beng used as a sort of download server for the house.

Am I right in believing I can get away witout a graphics card?


It will be fine unless you will be doing some gaming
Any integrated graphics will perform very badly in most graphically demanding applications such as modern games. Get a dedicated graphics card if you intend to do gaming

http://www.sevenforums.com/graphic-cards/187652-gpus-new-intels-any-good-basic-htpc-server-use.html
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http://www.sevenforums.com/graphic-cards/296939-upgrading-gpus-mobo-need-advice-4-slot-pcie-setup.html
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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/nvidia-bundles-the-witcher-3-and-batman-arkham-knight-with-new-gpus.212683/
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thanks a lot.
 

A:Will my PSU handle a radeon HD4870? Or any of the new breed of power hungry GPUs?

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/will-my-psu-handle-a-radeon-hd4870-or-any-of-the-new-breed-of-power-hungry-gpus.805300/
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A:Trying to decide between a few budget GPUs to replace my dead Radeon X300

An Radeon HD 5450 is the best for the money you want to spend. The ASUS HD 5450 is out of stock so get the SAPPHIRE HD 5450
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/trying-to-decide-between-a-few-budget-gpus-to-replace-my-dead-radeon-x300.156919/
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-- Tom
 

A:Nvidia GeForce 8800 Ultra and lesser GPUs security vulnerability

Time to start making really really long pass phrases.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/nvidia-geforce-8800-ultra-and-lesser-gpus-security-vulnerability.643314/
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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/amd-announces-radeon-r9-fury-x-r9-fury-and-r9-nano-gpus-also-project-quantum-a-dual-fiji-sff-pc.214880/
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Hello Hellriser mate not as far as I know and my Haswell machines all have the Intel Control Panel software installed not that it makes much difference I have to say.

So are you talking about the CPU in your specs below? if so there are these Intel? HD Graphics 4600 for 4th Generation Intel? Core? Processors

http://www.sevenforums.com/drivers/398787-intel-ditching-driver-support-intel-hd-4th-gen-gpus-win7.html
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A:Dual Screen, Dual DVI GPU vs. 2 Single DVI GPUs

hi,

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What you need to do with your new pc?

http://www.sevenforums.com/graphic-cards/265605-dual-screen-dual-dvi-gpu-vs-2-single-dvi-gpus.html
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A:Faulty CPU?

Is your computer slow at restarting?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/faulty-cpu.636400/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/faulty-pci-e.841842/
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A:Faulty CD-Rom

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/faulty-cd-rom.144541/
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A:Faulty HDD? help

cabo

If you 'nudge' the tower and it continues, that might suggest a loose IDE connection.

Open the case and check that all cables are secured firmly.

Firah
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/faulty-hdd-help.131632/
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A:IE 6 Faulty

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/ie-6-faulty.505457/
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A:Faulty ram?

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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/faulty-ram.134655/
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A:faulty AIM

welcome to tsg

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/faulty-aim.257345/
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When do you get this error, anyway? When you put in a disc? When you open My Computer and click on the CD drive? What OS are you using?

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Get free stuff and help out a poor computer tech:
LarryCore begs for money
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/faulty-cd.34651/
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A:Faulty Key

What brand and model computer do you have? Where did you acquire the Win 7 Professional program?
Vicks
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/faulty-key.993610/
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A:Faulty cpu or the mb?

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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/faulty-cpu-or-the-mb.119082/
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A:Faulty cpu?

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/faulty-cpu.552485/
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This screen came after "a half post" where it posted the the first few lines of what it was supposed to. The reason I ask is cause when I moved the RAM into the other socket on the board it worked fine?
 

A:Would faulty RAM do this?

It could, especially if you its integrated video.

I'd test the RAM to be sure its good: http://www.memtest.org/
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/would-faulty-ram-do-this.551418/
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Hello good people My PC was running fine but then one night I turned it off and in the morning when I went Faulty Faulty PSU HDD??? or to turn it on it took ages There was no slow degradation it just went from being ok to not being ok When I hit the power button it used to spark up straight away now it just sits there for about five seconds and then sparks up and loads up slowly Once it s loaded it seems to work but more slowly than it used to I have hard drives both partitioned The C drive and F drive are on the old-ish original HDD and an x and y Faulty PSU or Faulty HDD??? on the new hdd I Faulty PSU or Faulty HDD??? have most of my program files on the c drive and documents etc on the f drive X and y is mainly for multi media stuff As I say everything was working fine I could be wrong but it seems that when I access the c drive it is slow but when I access the z drive it isn t as slow unless I launch say an mp file then it takes a while for the track to play I assume and possibly wrongly that its because the mp player is coming from the program files an the c drive I have run the usual suspects of spyware etc and posted my HJT log for someone to look at and they say it looks fine there were no nasty surprises on any of the scans I have scanned the disk and checked for errors and its fine although it did take an age From reading forums it seems like it could be a faulty PSU or my hard drive is about to die I have backed up the suspect hard drive with acronis so my question is how do I go about determining exactly what the problem is Some other clues that might help are Sometimes on booting up it would scan the z drive and do the error check thing for no apparent reason well not apparent to me anyway I never asked it to I have scanned the z drive since and it was fine The first morning I had the problem it was trying to boot up from the diskette and just keep cycling through and stumbling at the same point I changed the bios thing to ignore the diskette and it then loaded up Thanks for your time G Windows xp home Service pack Mcafee internet security suite GB ram Athlon xp mhz nbsp

A:Faulty PSU or Faulty HDD???

Does the Chkdsk give you any error on the Z drive? Might check all cabling and be sure everything is tight. You talked about C: AND F: on One HDD and X: AND Y: on the other, where does Z fit in?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/faulty-psu-or-faulty-hdd.550551/
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I am unable to measure any DC volts in my PC and suspect that there is no mains supply to the PSU . What would be the sequence of steps that you would take to determine where the fault lay, obvously whilst complying with safety proceedures?
 

A:Faulty PSU

Just buy a psu tester as they do not cost much and use it. If the psu test bad then replace it not repair it.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/faulty-psu.506704/
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My pc spec:
Intel core i7 870 (base clock)
Intel motherboard dh55pj
Sapphire hd 6870 igb
Transcend ram (4+2) gb
Samsung 500 gb hdd
Thermaltake smartpower 550 watt psu 80+ bronze

Also I borrowed a friends` 6850 gpu+ 450 watt psu to see if there is anu problem in my mobo or processor but it was just fine. But I gave my friend my gpu psu combo and he faced problems like mine after using them for 1 week.
So now I am certain that either my gpu or my psu has gone bad. but I cant know for sure which one.Any helps.....
 

A:Faulty GPU or PSU?

Does your friend have a 500W PSU so they can test your GPU with their PSU? If they can test just the GPU, it might answer your question.

Actually 500W has head room, a 450W PSU might be enough to test for a week or so.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/faulty-gpu-or-psu.188680/
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My first question would be, is there a way to find out if it is even fixable? Second, if not, are any of you familiar with any north american component dealer stores that I may find?

I'm located in Odessa, FL
Ordering online isn't really an option tho if I absolutely had to I would, I'm more interested in just going to some store and snatching up a new heatsink for it.
 

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A:Faulty PSU?

Please download MiniToolBox , save it to your desktop and run it.
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
List last 10 Event Viewer log
List Installed Programs
List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/600486/faulty-psu/
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A:Another faulty CD-ROM

Things to check.....
Cables to the drive and motherboard are seated all the way in.
Make sure the drives jumpers for master and slave are correct.
Is the drive detected correctly in device manager? Is there any exclamation points?

Try these out first before assuming you need a new drive.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/another-faulty-cd-rom.360835/
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mu issue is more less common,at my home the electricity is neva stable..its on and of most times...so I woudnt say I used the switch button to turn my pc off.
but a lito while ago,I have this problem of checksum error default loading..poping on the screen,my mouse, keybord not rensponding with some strange noise..(bips) its wen I visited this site read about som tips on the CMOS battery changing ,jumper settings and re-set , but it neva worked so I went for repair it was ok..they tod mi the noise was the one of the RAM was faulty.but wen I went home I tried the other RAM teking off the current RAM one the pc replaced with the one he clamed was faulty was ok..that ment the RAM was finebut the RAM slot was nt not ok...nw same thing has happened and am prity confused...
 

A:Faulty RAM?

Are you having trouble with your keyboard, or is English not your first language?
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/faulty-ram.186050/