vga vard life

November 20, 2010 at 07:28:20
Specs: Windows Vista
why do CPU's last more than a VGA card? I bought a VGA card two years ago and now its dead. The CPU works fine. I have a old P3 processor and its still working without any problems.
Why dont VGA cards last as long as a CPU ?

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#1
November 20, 2010 at 07:35:11
thats a good question
im not sure if im 100% accurate
the cpu is engineered for long lasting if u dont overclock or u dont use the cpu for very heavy task, these days new games kill video cards have u ever heard that the longer u use the thing the faster it breaks, the video card is used the most in gaming if u game or overclock ur current video card then it wont last a year its called torturing when u torture someone he dies right? the same applies here
try torturing the cpu it wont last long even if its engineered to last u can kill it
on the other hand, it all has to do with the power that every hardware recieves for example the video card in some cases recieves a high ammount of voltage from the power supply or the PCI-E or agp bus making it hot, the heat released by the card will and may cause death of the card. Like i said, if u torture something it will die
what video card u have ?

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#2
November 20, 2010 at 08:04:15
Now i use the onboard vga. My gigabyte GV-Nx86T256H vga card gave no signal out. I used it for 2 years. But the thing is i only played games a few hours a week.

The 8600GT runs at 540 MHz default clock. But this card was a slightly over-clocked version. Could that be the reason ?


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#3
November 20, 2010 at 08:40:01
no the extra company overclocking is not the problem what are your power supply specs?

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#4
November 20, 2010 at 10:04:21
500 Watts

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#5
November 20, 2010 at 11:34:07
A decent video card should give years & years of service, provided it's taken care of properly. The only thing you need to do is blow the dust out the heatsinks & fans once in a while to make sure they don't overheat. Overheating will kill a card.

You also need a good power supply. Just saying you have 500W doesn't mean a hell of a lot. There are dozens of 500W PSUs on the market that range in price from under $20 to over $100. Amperage on the +12v rail is what's important, plus the PSU has to be built out of quality components. Undervolitng or overvolting will kill a video card.


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#6
November 20, 2010 at 20:43:33
Is there a method to test the quality of a power supply ?

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#7
November 20, 2010 at 20:54:19
Tell us the brand name of the one you have.

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#8
November 20, 2010 at 21:24:45
Its called LEGEND. Iam not sure whether this is a real brand.

It says it can give 16 Amps on the +12 voltage line.

35 Amps on the +5 voltage line.


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