Detect damaged hardware

Discussion in 'Video Cards and Monitors' started by Quaresma7, Sep 12, 2017.

  1. Quaresma7

    Quaresma7 New Member

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    I know this is more of a general hardware question but as there is no general hardware suborum I put this here.
    My problem is as follows: I sent my desktop pc via UPS abroad to my new home and despite working generally without making beeps at the start, I had some blue screens at the beginning and the computer was really slow. After removing some dust from the CPU fan, cleaning temporal data, registry and updating both drivers and my antivirus program, it works quite good so far for basics like office programs and stuff.
    But games, in my case e.g. FIFA 17, are running really slow and lagging which was not the case before the transport. So I fear that during the transport, there occured some hardware damages. Unfortunately, I don't know which hardware part(s) is/are damaged. Most assumably the graphics card, RAM and/or CPU, but I don't know how to test it.
    Is there any software to detect hardware issues?
    Or do I have to take a look onto the hardware itself? In case of the latter, what do I have to look for to detect damages?
    Thank you in advance!
     
  2. johnb35

    johnb35 Administrator Staff Member

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    Look at the temp of the video card when you are playing. How high does it go? You really have to pack a pc really well so it doesn't move at all, lots of bubble wrap and pack it tight. Is your system detecting all the ram?
     
  3. Quaresma7

    Quaresma7 New Member

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    Temperature was constantly at like 50° while "playing" so not a worrysome height I think. RAM also displayed correctly at 8 GB.
    As for the PC, I think I packed it quite well into some good polystyrene in which my PC's tower was packed originally. Probably not good enough, I don't know.
    Also I checked the RAM and hard disc with the windows utility programs (no problems detected) as well as the processor with an intel service programme (no problem either).
    Do you have other ideas why it could be?
    Should I post some more info here (if yes, which one)?
     
  4. johnb35

    johnb35 Administrator Staff Member

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    So I'm assuming cpu temp was okay as well? To me it just sounds like something is up with the video card possibly. Have you tried removing it and reinserting? You can also try installing latest drivers. Other than that, its hard to determine what is wrong without replacing parts. You can also tear the system down and rebuild it to see if that helps.
     

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