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can a game damage a graphics card?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello..!

So after installing and launching the game I was on the graphics settings adjusting the resolution to 1366x768 for a small 15.6" monitor, the game crashed right when I accepted the changes and that was it. Everything was fine before that. I'm sure that this f.. game WRC8 somehow killed my gtx 680..

For me is too much to be a coincidence but I'd like to know your opinions..

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Heat, voltage and age can kill a card. Not a game. The card is over 8 years of age, probably died because it's time has come

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5 minutes ago, drk4real said:

can a game damage a graphics card?

GPUs would be entirely pointless, if they died from being used the way they are intended to be used.


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You only said that the game crashed. Are you still getting monitor and signal output from the GPU, are their lights, are fans still spinning?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I know that the card is almost 8 years but it has never been put under a lot of stress, overclocking or long hours of gaming. I also had an ati radeon 128mb years ago and it lasted for like 15 years and it was still good when I trashed it!. 

 

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2 minutes ago, drk4real said:

I know that the card is almost 8 years but it has never been put under a lot of stress, overclocking or long hours of gaming. I also had an ati radeon 128mb years ago and it lasted for like 15 years and it was still good when I trashed it!. 

 

graphics cards dont always die gradually

 

Let's say the memory chips are bad, then you'll get artifacts but it still displays. Or the GPU die has some of its transitors cut off due to age, then it will outright stop working.


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32 minutes ago, drk4real said:

somehow killed my gtx 680..

No a game won't kill your GPU

 

32 minutes ago, drk4real said:

For me is too much to be a coincidence but I'd like to know your opinions..

It could be due to age 

Heat or voltage like what @5x5 said  


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Posted · Original PosterOP
22 minutes ago, RAM555789 said:

You only said that the game crashed. Are you still getting monitor and signal output from the GPU, are their lights, are fans still spinning?

When I accepted the settings the game crashed, the Windows desktop was messed up with a 1600x900 resolution that the monitor doesn’t even have! Then I tried to change the resolution back to 1366x768 but it wasn’t there.. the monitor name was not showing up either.. I restarted and nothing changed, I reinstalled the drivers and didn’t fix anything.. I connected the monitor to the intel HD4000 output and that’s what I’m using now. The graphics look good again and the monitor model is detected. I cleaned the gpu and replaced the thermal paste cuz I read that it could be dust.. But no.. it is in the same condition.  So it’s officially dead.

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31 minutes ago, WereCatf said:

GPUs would be entirely pointless, if they died from being used the way they are intended to be used.

I was thinking that maybe the game is too modern to be attempting to play it at that resolution... xD

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23 minutes ago, drk4real said:

I was thinking that maybe the game is too modern to be attempting to play it at that resolution... xD

If your cpu has an i-gpu try the game if it runs just fine 

It could be a dying GPU 


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38 minutes ago, drk4real said:

Here's the corpse.

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Blower card, not good for thermals from the beginning. Depending on model it could ve one that uses reference PCB design, for those days basically means "as bad as you could go"


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Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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Posted · Original PosterOP
On 6/18/2020 at 2:20 AM, Jurrunio said:

Blower card, not good for thermals from the beginning. Depending on model it could ve one that uses reference PCB design, for those days basically means "as bad as you could go"

Maybe overclocked versions last less time.

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