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My GPU crashes everytime I play a game for more than 5 MINUTES!!

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  1. carleman

    carleman Thread Starter

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    Hi!

    For spec. about my computer press the computer icon to the right of my name. The computer i'm having problems with now is "computer 2".

    My problem is that everytime I play a game, regardless if I play on low resolution or high, my Graphic card crashes after 5-10 minutes.
    I have a pritty bad Graphic card so I think that's why, but I wonder if it is maby a old or bad driver that causes the problem?

    Is there anyway to change my graphic card to a better?
    This is integrated to my motherboard so that's why it's so bad.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. ~Candy~

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    Sounds like you are taxing the onboard graphics. No way to change onboard but, do you have an AGP or PCI, or PCIE slot so that you can install a different one?
     
  3. carleman

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    Thanks for answering

    No I don't. :(.
    That's the problem.
    Do you think that it's the driver that I should update or is it my Graphic card that just is very bad?

    I know that I dont have PCI, AGP or PCIE but my other question is if there ar any possibility that I can buy a extern graphic card?

    Or if there are any other way to solve the problem?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  4. ~Candy~

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    Haven't seen any motherboards that don't have some internal slots :confused:

    Onboard graphics are not the best for anything video intensive.
     
  5. carleman

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    But I have a Laptop (see the info about my computer) and I fairly sure that I don't have any internal slots.
    I know that but, since I don't think I can have anything else, there's nothing to do.
     
  6. ~Candy~

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    You didn't say which one it was ;) and no, there's nothing you can do.
     
  7. Rollin' Rog

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    What are the symptoms of the crash -- is this a BSOD with data? Or is it a freeze of some kind?

    Laptops are particularly vulnerable to heat issues -- even ones made for gaming, especially as they age.

    Make sure the side and bottom vents are completely dust free.

    If the crash is only occuring during gaming or heavy CPU/GPU use -- heat is especially suspect.
     
  8. carleman

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    I know that it could be the heat. But the strange thing is that it doesn't matter which resolution I have. Even if I have the lowest on every graphic setting, it still crashes.

    What happends is that the computer shuts off. It turns black.
    And then when I start the computer the computer tells me that the graphic card crashed.
     
  9. carleman

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    Yes I did. Read the original post. I said "Computer 2".
     
  10. ~Candy~

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    Well, who reads those specs anyway? :rolleyes: :D :D
     
  11. carleman

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    lol.. :D
     
  12. Rollin' Rog

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    When a computer shuts down completely -- no BSOD, no automatic restart -- you are almost certainly looking at a BIOS/Motherboard initiated shutdown.

    Typically this is critical overheating -- but a failing power supply could also cause it.

    Bad ram usually causes BSODs or reboots -- but not usually cold shutdowns.

    Since the GPU is integrated into the motherboard -- it could be a factor and gettting called for the crash. Dell and others have had a lot of problems with Nvidia chipsets on last years models -- however the problem could still be similar even though you have a very different system.
     
  13. carleman

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    Okay..
    Thanks for the help..
     
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