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How does a graphics card become faulty?

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how does a graphics card become faulty ? i know one problem and its due to heat .. but what else... ive had about 4 grahics cards over the 2 years and 3 of them were becoming faulty and i dont want this happening to my futhure graphics card... any tips guys on keeping my graphics card for about 2 years ?
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make sure you don't touch the chips, transistor, the soldering and metal connectors of the video card as the oil on your finger would corrode and destroy your component in the long run


also, always ground yourself by touching the back of the power supply(make sure it is connected to the wall and turn off) to remove any electrostatic from your body before handling any computer parts

wearing an anti-static wrist wrap is also a good idea


you should also make sure that your video card is not overheating and if the temps are high, make sure you dust it off.


if you are on the market for a graphics card, i suggest you get Asus Direct Cu or MSI Twin Frozr cards because they use non reference parts and generally more high quality that would last longer compared to stock reference design
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how long does a average card last for ?
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varies you may have a bad batch,
but i think it can run for 5 years or more
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