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Old January 4, 2013, 04:49 AM
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Originally Posted by TheWildRose View Post
But since the donated 7850 is a bit tired, It's possible that it's being close to failing (Can't tell since my current mobo is already broken)
What "tires" out a video card? Did you run it overclocked in a case with bad cooling? If not, then I wouldn't be putting any "artificial" lifespans on that card. Just look at how many people on this forum are still doing 24/7 Folding@Home on nVidia GTX 2xx cards.

Clean the dust off the fan of that 7850, and run MSI Kombustor on that card for half a day - that should be enough to tell you if you should use it in your new build.
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