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Youssef Medhat

How to test a (used) before buying it graphics card

You want good memory(VRAM type,capacity, and bit width) and a good core clock.  I'd say when choosing which GPU to buy that it's more important to look at benchmark results and see where a GPU lies in comparison with others.

 

After you get it

Run GPU-Z to check that it's running at all the correct specs, run some benchmarks and games to make sure it's getting a ballpark framerate/thermal reading/usage.

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hey guys i was building a budget Pc and due to the prices here in Egypt a new graphics card is kinda freaking impossible to get too expensive so i decided to get a used one what should i look for when am buying it like on the hardware / and what software do i run after to check if it's working 100% fine - thanks in advance 

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You want good memory(VRAM type,capacity, and bit width) and a good core clock.  I'd say when choosing which GPU to buy that it's more important to look at benchmark results and see where a GPU lies in comparison with others.

 

After you get it

Run GPU-Z to check that it's running at all the correct specs, run some benchmarks and games to make sure it's getting a ballpark framerate/thermal reading/usage.


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3 minutes ago, TidaLWaveZ said:

You want good memory(VRAM type,capacity, and bit width) and a good core clock.  I'd say when choosing which GPU to buy that it's more important to look at benchmark results and see where a GPU lies in comparison with others.

 

After you get it

Run GPU-Z to check that it's running at all the correct specs, run some benchmarks and games to make sure it's getting a ballpark framerate/thermal reading/usage.

it will most likely be GTX 760 the 4 gb windforce edition as it's at less than half it's original price used. thanks mate

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