Tell whats wrong from these pics?

Lri / 2820
September 24, 2009 at 12:36:01
Specs: XP Pro srv pk 2, PIII Dual 500Mhz
I was given a graphics card. Only useful text printed on the card is LRI 2820.

Anyway, Judging from these pics, does it look like a GPU or Video Ram problem? (Taken from 2 pc's to check it does the same on both, it does)

http://img242.imageshack.us/i/dsc00...
http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/...

Many thanks

Bill

edit: Does it during post so its not a windows problem. Nor is it the PSU as its a fairly old 32mb card.


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#1
September 24, 2009 at 12:47:22
"does it look like a GPU or Video Ram problem?"

What difference does it make? The video RAM is on the GPU, so the card is defective.


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#2
September 24, 2009 at 12:53:11
"video RAM is on the GPU"

Not sure where you got that idea from! The ram chips are those around the GPU.

I want to know if its the GPU that could have its solder points slightly lifted and needs reballing. Or if its the ram, then the chips need replacing.

Bill


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#3
September 24, 2009 at 13:31:53
(Edit) Sorry, misread your post as The ram chips are those around the CPU

Didn't realize that you were planning on repairing the card.

Good luck!


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#4
September 24, 2009 at 13:41:27
http://www.playtool.com/pages/vramw...

Scroll to the picture, thats the kind of thing on my card. Easily identifiyable vram chips.

Bill


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#5
September 24, 2009 at 13:46:53
Bin the card not worth repairing..

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#6
September 24, 2009 at 13:47:58
Again sorry! I didn't realize that it was practical to do repairs on a Graphics card, especially an old one.

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#7
September 24, 2009 at 13:50:04
I think we have a terminology problem. GPU = graphics processing unit, it is NOT the card itself. Both the GPU & video RAM are on the video card. It doesn't really matter if the GPU or video RAM is bad, if either one is bad it means the card is bad.

Get a new (or at least a different) video card.


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#8
September 24, 2009 at 14:34:19
Video Memory is bad!!!

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#9
September 24, 2009 at 15:16:53
I was hoping it was the gpu chip that got overheated and had lifted or cracked solder on the solder. It would have been fairly easy to fix using a reheat in an oven or heatgun. Video ram is different and would mean replacing the chip itself.

Ah well, thanks paulsep for confirming.

Cheers all.

Bill


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#10
September 24, 2009 at 15:17:25
Right you are Jam. I never really thought about it and (wrongly) assumed a GPU was the card or on board adapter.

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