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  1. I don't quite need a card, I just wanted to see if i could fix it and maybe gift it to a friend so he can actually play something like cs source
  2. Hello guys! So I've been having a problem that i will explain later on but first I'll give some context: (TLDR at the bottom) My mom was in need of a gpu only as a display adapter, because she doesn't do anything graphically intensive, so we got her a Geforce 8400 gs that was gifted to us by a local computer shop. The thing had no fans, only a radiator and an empty fan slot. After a while, my mom started having problems with her screen being completely static and other problems, so I decided to give her another card I was planning to use in another project and started to diagnose the 8400. I booted with the card in my "testbench" (celeron E5200, cheap motherboard I salvaged and 2x2GB sticks) and it seemed to work fine, I downloaded the drivers, restarted and launched MSI AB to check temperatures. oh no So the card was at 82 degrees idle, very bad of course but I wasnt expecting it to literally have a major crash after blinking the screen a few times. I went to the little workshop I have and added a fan to it, nothing fancy, but it would help. Success! 40C° idle and 50C° on furmark after 15 minutes, seemed stable and great... But could it do more? I thought to myself, I opened MSI AB and the Heaven benchmark, raising the bars as much as possible. I was able to get the sliders up until the end and it was working fine, no crashes, nothing. After a while, the screen got stuck, the card was at a mild 52C° but it wouldn't move in any way. After restarting the pc I noticed a clear difference: 8bit color at 640x480. Oof, it seems the card went into a safe state or something, so i started to dig checking what was going on, in device manager the card reported as "vgasave", so i uninstalled that, with all the drivers and reinstalled them. The only thing slightly different was that device manager says Windows stopped the card because it stopped working (Error: 43). I tried: - DDU in safe mode - Reinstalling the card - Putting it in my main pc and installing the drivers - DDUing it in my main pc But nothing, it seems to be rendering it in some kind of software mode, and I see some interesting artifacts, as in I can sometimes see stripes in some colors. MSI AB of course doesn't report it but i found that down in the sensors it said it's current core clock and memory clock were 465 and 266 respectively, which are the same as stock clocks, GPU-Z reports mem and core clocks as a big fat 0Mhz and Windows keeps avoiding the card. So what's up? Thanks for reading. TLDR: Overclocked shitty card > shitty card gets into safe mode > windows disables it > cant get it back up.
  3. Interesting, so it still got afected a bit by something anyways because of the weird strip artifacts. Thanks for the info!
  4. Thanks! I will try checking if something is out of the ordinary, but one final thing, what's rendering my screen right now? The graphics card is supposedly disabled
  5. Well, as I explained in the post, I already added a fan to it, with some screws and stuff, i haven't replaced the thermal paste as i don't have any atm and i cant go out to get some because of the quarantine. But temperature isn't the problem, even overclocked at full load it hit a max of 52C°, I don't think it'll change much to reapply the thermal paste
  6. Yeah, it was pretty weird, it's also is a 256mb ddr2 variant, pretty odd. I feel like they removed the fan at some point, because it had the 2-pin connector
  7. Hello guys! So I've been having a problem that i will explain later on but first I'll give some context: (TLDR at the bottom) My mom was in need of a gpu only as a display adapter, because she doesn't do anything graphically intensive, so we got her a Geforce 8400 gs that was gifted to us by a local computer shop. The thing had no fans, only a radiator and an empty fan slot. After a while, my mom started having problems with her screen being completely static and other problems, so I decided to give her another card I was planning to use in another project and started to diagnose the 8400. I booted with the card in my "testbench" (celeron E5200, cheap motherboard I salvaged and 2x2GB sticks) and it seemed to work fine, I downloaded the drivers, restarted and launched MSI AB to check temperatures. oh no So the card was at 82 degrees idle, very bad of course but I wasnt expecting it to literally have a major crash after blinking the screen a few times. I went to the little workshop I have and added a fan to it, nothing fancy, but it would help. Success! 40C° idle and 50C° on furmark after 15 minutes, seemed stable and great... But could it do more? I thought to myself, I opened MSI AB and the Heaven benchmark, raising the bars as much as possible. I was able to get the sliders up until the end and it was working fine, no crashes, nothing. After a while, the screen got stuck, the card was at a mild 52C° but it wouldn't move in any way. After restarting the pc I noticed a clear difference: 8bit color at 640x480. Oof, it seems the card went into a safe state or something, so i started to dig checking what was going on, in device manager the card reported as "vgasave", so i uninstalled that, with all the drivers and reinstalled them. The only thing slightly different was that device manager says Windows stopped the card because it stopped working (Error: 43). I tried: - DDU in safe mode - Reinstalling the card - Putting it in my main pc and installing the drivers - DDUing it in my main pc But nothing, it seems to be rendering it in some kind of software mode, and I see some interesting artifacts, as in I can sometimes see stripes in some colors. MSI AB of course doesn't report it but i found that down in the sensors it said it's current core clock and memory clock were 465 and 266 respectively, which are the same as stock clocks, GPU-Z reports mem and core clocks as a big fat 0Mhz and Windows keeps avoiding the card. So what's up? Thanks for reading. TLDR: Overclocked shitty card > shitty card gets into safe mode > windows disables it > cant get it back up.
  8. (Sorry for the reply thing, i'm new to the forums) I used the igpu on a A12-9800, it served well for it's price, but of course, it didn't cut it. So i bought a RX 550 4gb (No, don't tell me about the card, prices on my city are weird, 1060 at US$422 kind of weird) a month ago, runs most games at 60+, mostly e-sports games like csgo at 90, ow at 60 on high, rocket league at 60 on max, etc. I am so happy with the card and its well over my standards.
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