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Old April 21, 2009, 11:36 AM
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Question How to test a used videocard?

I've just received a RMA videocard which is refurbished.
Can you help and suggest what software should I use to test the videocard make sure it's working good and no overheating problem please?
Is 3Dmark06 OK? Should I keep looping it? how long?
Thanks very much inadvance.

My refurbished card is a 9800GTXOCE
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Old April 21, 2009, 11:38 AM
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GRiD, FarCry2, GTA4, and Furmark are all very hard on vgas.
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Use OCCT Gpu test. If it passes that, it should pass anything.

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Old April 21, 2009, 12:21 PM
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What is 'fold'?

I dun have much games, freeware like 3Dmark that kind may be better for me =P
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3D Mark looped is good. You can download the demo for Crysis and loop the benchmark in that too or just play it, that's much more fun! ;)
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3D Mark looped is good. You can download the demo for Crysis and loop the benchmark in that too or just play it, that's much more fun! ;)
Will do tonight, hope my RMA card works fine

Thanks alot Thund3rball
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Use OCCT Gpu test. If it passes that, it should pass anything.

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