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is it possible my gpu is faulty?

  CodeM 19:46 29 Oct 2019

over the last couple of months my pc has been having issues with launching games. About 95% of all games i start make my pc crash, the gpu fans start spinning at maximum capacity, my screen goes black and i have to turn off the power to make the pc work again. so far the following things have been tried to fix it:

  • updated drivers.
  • clean install drivers.
  • reinstalled windows.
  • removed all dust from pc.

overheating isnt the problem since it can happen even if the pc has been off for hours. overclocking hasnt helped and at this point it just points at a faulty gpu but i want to be sure. the gpu i have is an AMD rx480 and its about 3 years old

  x13 19:55 29 Oct 2019

overheating isnt the problem since it can happen even if the pc has been off for hours

Depends on the state of the gpu's thermal paste.

  CodeM 20:30 05 Nov 2019

Depends on the state of the gpu's thermal paste.

i am not sure how to check that, but i feel like its a low chance because the crash happens at specific points (either at the same point of a cutscene 3 times in a row, at the same place in the loading screen) so it feels like it isnt the thermal paste

  BRYNIT 07:14 06 Nov 2019

Just a thought, if it crashes at a certain point in the game have you done a check on your HDD as it could be a HDD fault not being able to read the files CLICK HERE on ways to check HDD.

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