Recently my video card has been degrading in performance. For example, there was a certain computer animated movie that was released a while back. It is extrememly well detailed and can only be run on a pretty good graphics card to run smoothly. It used to on my CPU, but now it's aall choppy. I changed the amount of virtual memory, erased a buttload of stuff off that particular partition and quite a few other things befor I dicided to open the OC Guru. It says that the fan on my Abit RX600PRO-GURU card is at 0 rpms and is giving a warning that says core fan abnormal. It isn't dusty at all and free spins when I do it myself, and I don't feel any air coming out from it when my cpu is running. Any suggestions (seeing as trying to adjust fan speed isn't working). Maybe I missed something.
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Re: rpm's and graphics
A while back I had a computer that was having all kinds of video issues after it had been on for a little bit. I pulled the video card out and like you was able to free spin the fan and didn?t see any dust worth mentioning. Also like you I ran the computer with the case open to verify the fan was actually spinning but noticed there really wasn?t much air being moved. I removed the fan from the card and to my surprise found that the cards heatsink directly underneath the center of the fan was blocked with a solid ball of dust I couldn't see before. Cleaned that out, reassembled and I was good to go.
If that doesn?t do it you might consider replacing the card fan. They?re small, cheap and run full board on gaming machines. Since you?ve gotten some messages indicting your software detects 0 rpm it would be a logical and cheap thing to try.
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You might not be able to play certain games that have animation because they use a lot of grahics and you will need to update the graphics card drivers or install more computer ram
Click start control panel administrive tools computer management device manager scroll to display adapters + to expand you might see a yellow question mark ? or exclamation mark ! or a red x right click select reinstall drivers if your computer came with a motherboard disc the drivers could be on it or you might try these http://ati-catalyst-drivers.en.softonic.com/Optimise your ATi graphics card's performance Hope this helps.
The type of graphics card you need depends upon the programs you are using.
For example if you only use your computer for simple wprd processing, e-mails etc. then you only need a low end graphics card.
If you have a high performance computer and you play graphics intensive video games that renders realistic images, then you need a high end graphics card and these cards will have large video RAM (memory).
There are a large range of graphics cards on the market, I suggest you Google search for graphics cards that matches your programs and application requirements.
If your model computer has an AGP expansion slot, then make sure the graphics cards are AGP cards.
This one really depends on the game or application your trying to use. Bioware for example most recently had an issue with Mass Effect 2 in which the game did not work well on non-dual processors to spite system specifications. The issue had to do with the movies, not the the rendered scenes. Ironically, new compression standards have made some video more intensive on lower end processors than fully 3D rendered scenes. If the problem was heating or damage to the card, you would crash after a certain amount of use, not at a certain point in the game. If you think it is the card, you can turn everything down to the lowest setting and see if the issue goes away. But I'm betting it won't. I would check the other components...make sure your system RAM is good, look for patches or forum complaints about the game your playing, and close out anything like Skype, Steam, messenger clients, etc. that your not using.
I would recommend any of the Nvidia or ATI video cards that come in the PCI format. Your computer only has PCI slots. These are the older slot types, so your options will be limited for brand new cards, but there's still plenty out there. As long as the slot type is PCI and the chipset is a major manufacturer, it should work with no problem. Do NOT get any video card that says "PCI Express" or "PCI-X" - they won't fit.
upgrading your video card. There are probably
only two basic reasons to upgrade a video card:
1. Your current card has poor performance.or You just "want" faster video performance.
If you think your current video card is performing poorly, there
are a couple of things you should do prior to upgrading your video
card. The first thing your should do is give your computer a "tune-up".
This involves things like running Defrag, Scandisk, virus checkers
etc. (for further explanation of tune-up procedures, .
Once you are certain that your computer is performing properly,
and your computer is still experiencing slowdowns in video intensive
programs, like games or graphic design programs, then the second thing
you may need to do is upgrade your computer's main system memory.
Inadequate amounts of system RAM will choke your computer's performance.
That's why I recommend all newer computers have at least 512 MB of
it may be that your graphic card is not powerful enough to handle 3D and animation programs like watching video clips on the internet, movies on your computer etc. try upgrading your graphic card to a more powerful ones like ATI and Nvidia graphics, both manufacture good graphics card. If you want to upgrade, consider the following:
your system slot type: PCI, AGP, or PCI-express. read your PC manual for the correct card type. Purchase the correct video card type based on your system slot type. also look for graphic cards with more memory .
Please go into the BIOS of the system and Set the BIOS as default
Restart your computer.
When the computer first starts, it
performs the power-on self test (POST). This test checks that all
connected devices are functioning. As part of the POST, the memory is
checked. During the memory test, a message will appear that tells you
how to access the BIOS. For example, you may see the following message
or a similar message that explains how to start the BIOS setup:
PRESS DEL TO ENTER SETUPIn
this example, you must press the DEL key immediately after the memory
test is finished to start the setup process. You may have to press the
key several times to make sure that you access the BIOS setup.
Tip There are other keys that may provide access to the BIOS. They include the following:
If you are not sure how to access the BIOS setup, see the user manual for your computer's motherboard.
for the Set BIOS as Default settings. You can usually use the arrow keys to move through the menus
the video card might not be getting enough power you should have a 500w power supply or higher with that video card if you have this already might want to see if you can download any new drivers for the video card