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How do I check the health of my GTX 770?

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I am not interested in buying a new GPU and want to know if this card can last at least two more years.
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I don't think there *is* a way to check the health of a video card. I think the best you can do is make sure it's being fed clean, stable and accurate power. So, you should make sure that you have a good quality-made PSU.

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Also keeping temperatures in check is helpful for the longevity of a card. Making sure the fans and heatsink are clean of dust, fans are spinning properly, and case airflow is good enough not to stifle the card. My experience personally has been that video cards work perfectly until they don't. I've had 3 cards fail over the years and all suddenly started giving me a green or purple checkerboard on the screen at boot with no warning prior to that. A 700 series card should have many years of life left. That card will struggle with modern games with high settings now and more so in the future, but the card itself should work. I still have a couple of 8800GT's from 2007 that are still working fine that I use for testing hardware sometimes.
 
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The most common problem of "old" GPUs is a solder joint from the BGA that can fail due the thermal cycles. So to reduce that possibility try to maintain low temperatures (clean the card, change thermal paste ect). thumb.gif
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Most of the time it fan failure so shutdown pc after use would help
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