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How to tell if my GTX 570 is damaged?

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Hey,

My friend ruined his PC from a drink spill and since he had no means to rebuild, I took what I could. I am using his old case, his PSU and RAM. His board and his CPU was toast. After buying my i5 3570k and my ASUS V gene board, I tossed my GTX 550 Ti inside and life was good.

One day shorty after everything is up and running, I felt like I should try his GTX 570 that was also in the computer that was damaged and shocked, it worked. It has been running Dayz HoN and Daiblo 3 perfectly.

My question is, is there any test I can do to make sure his card is stable or if I am dealing with a ticking time bomb? It deals with Heaven DX11 benchmark like a champ ( low 1000's @ maxed settings ). I just do not wasnt to pay him 100$ for a card that will die on me in a month.
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Not too sure about this, but I think benchmarks of PC like Heaven and so are a good way of telling that the GPU is doing well.
Try to game on it as much as you can on intensive games, like Metro 2033, Crysis series, Far Cy 3, BF3 etc. If the GPU is doing good and the temps are lower than 80C then I'd believe it's ok.
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gotcha, thanks man
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gotcha, thanks man
No problems biggrin.gif. You might want to wait for confirmation for someone who is more expert at this than me to make sure it's good.
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Download and install MSi kombustor and afterburner. Its a stability test for GPUs. It stresses your GPU to 100% load and displays a short animation on loop, If this animation has artifacts (Black, grey or white weird stuff on it or its flickering etc) on it, your card is not stable.
If your card isn't stable at stock you can consider RMA or try to increase the core voltage one step from Afterburner and test again with kombustor.
Run the kombustor for atleast 15 min every time you test it. when you do final tests give it 30-60 mins thumb.gif
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