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I am running an ASUS Radeon 6670 HD GPU on an A79A-s FOXCONN Digital life Mother Board. If you want full specs then shoot me a PM and ill try to get back to you ASAP. I would have my computer running for a while or have a program running and my screen would occasionally glitch out and have vertical bars covering the entire screen. the sound would still be playing for a minute then freeze.
Is this a Drivers thing or a dying card? I've had this computer for about 10 years and this is starting to happen.
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That looks and sounds like a failing video card to me.

Take it out and inspect it, see if you can see any busted capacitors or other obvious defects.
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I didn't see any visual damages or defects. could the Video card just be reaching the end of its life expectancy?
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I don't think that is a good idea for my video card. it has a plastic cover piece and in order for me to take it off I need to take the heat-sink off. if its physical damage that's causing it then ill replace the card. if its software then I need to know how to fix it. or if I even can fix it. also I cant try the oven thing because I am unable to watch those videos on the post so I do not know what he did.
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I don't think that is a good idea for my video card. it has a plastic cover piece and in order for me to take it off I need to take the heat-sink off. if its physical damage that's causing it then ill replace the card. if its software then I need to know how to fix it. or if I even can fix it. also I cant try the oven thing because I am unable to watch those videos on the post so I do not know what he did.
when you bake a graphics card you have to remove the heatsink. To me it looks like the card is near the end of its life. I personally would try baking it then if it still doesn't work get a new one... That does not look like a software issue
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dont shoot me down for this but personally I think baking the video card is a stupid idea for a fix but my mom did make a good point when she saw the suggestion. I'm still not going to risk it though.. I had found a tube of thermal paste and I cleaned off the factory past (took me 2 hours) and replaced it with the new tube. its been running since 5:00 this morning and so far hasn't give'in me any trouble. I have yet to try to game with it or go full screen with videos because EDGE crashes with full screen and all my games are updating currently. one question about the baking thing that I have is "does baking it reheat the solder and fix any micro cracks that could have been causing the problem?"
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dont shoot me down for this but personally I think baking the video card is a stupid idea for a fix but my mom did make a good point when she saw the suggestion. I'm still not going to risk it though.. I had found a tube of thermal paste and I cleaned off the factory past (took me 2 hours) and replaced it with the new tube. its been running since 5:00 this morning and so far hasn't give'in me any trouble. I have yet to try to game with it or go full screen with videos because EDGE crashes with full screen and all my games are updating currently. one question about the baking thing that I have is "does baking it reheat the solder and fix any micro cracks that could have been causing the problem?"
It isn't stupid at all; just read the thread that was linked to see how it works for some people.
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dont shoot me down for this but personally I think baking the video card is a stupid idea for a fix but my mom did make a good point when she saw the suggestion. I'm still not going to risk it though.. I had found a tube of thermal paste and I cleaned off the factory past (took me 2 hours) and replaced it with the new tube. its been running since 5:00 this morning and so far hasn't give'in me any trouble. I have yet to try to game with it or go full screen with videos because EDGE crashes with full screen and all my games are updating currently. one question about the baking thing that I have is "does baking it reheat the solder and fix any micro cracks that could have been causing the problem?"
That is exactly what baking does. It "reflows" the solder balls beneath the GPU chip and memory chips for a cleaner connection.
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ok next arousing question... "wouldn't the heat from baking damage and warp the silicones, fiberglass and plastics in the circuit board itself?"
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