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Hmm, thats actually a good question...
I mean you can turn of the integrated graphics and everything works fine...but if it dies....I dunno.
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Originally Posted by von rottes View Post

Hmm, thats actually a good question...
I mean you can turn of the integrated graphics and everything works fine...but if it dies....I dunno.


lol i got a failing onboard but if it dies before thursday i may or may not be done, It kinda worries me.
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It shouldn't. While it runs via the northbridge, it's also a separate sub-component. Unless something within the NB is faulty, causing the problem(s) with the on-board GPU, a dead on-board GPU shouldn't have an effect on the rest of the NB.
    
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Presumably the north bridge would continue to function, depending on which exact part failed.... If something like a shader unit was to fail then I'm fairly sure the other on-board components are able to function independently. I'm no AMD engineer though, so don't hold me on that tongue.gif
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It should not kill the northbridge. I have dealt with various PCs in the past where the AGP port is dead, however the machine still runs, CPU works etc.
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It shouldn't. While it runs via the northbridge, it's also a separate sub-component. Unless something within the NB is faulty, causing the problem(s) with the on-board GPU, a dead on-board GPU shouldn't have an effect on the rest of the NB.

everything else seems fine
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Presumably the north bridge would continue to function, depending on which exact part failed.... If something like a shader unit was to fail then I'm fairly sure the other on-board components are able to function independently. I'm no AMD engineer though, so don't hold me on that tongue.gif

i thinks its a faulty shader
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It should not kill the northbridge. I have dealt with various PCs in the past where the AGP port is dead, however the machine still runs, CPU works etc.

good to know.
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my onboard GPU died on Thursday(ASROCK mATX mobo). Put in a HD6770 , and runs with no problems.
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No, it doesn't. Actually it can't because onboard GPU has nothing to do with the north bridge, they're not connected.
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my onboard GPU died on Thursday(ASROCK mATX mobo). Put in a HD6770 , and runs with no problems.
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No, it doesn't. Actually it can't because onboard GPU has nothing to do with the north bridge, they're not connected.

they are on the same die.
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