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so i have a failing graphics card...just fails at one time, when i am playing a stupid Facebook game. but it's load and whiny.....i bought a new one....should i wait and get as much life as i can out of the old one? or should i just change it now?
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Eptagone Featured By Owner Edited Feb 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Update your drivers.
Press "Windows Key + R"
Write "dxdiag" and Enter
Take a screenshot and share, we need more information of your PC. :3
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Spectrum-Charge Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2017
Swap out now.
Why would they fail one at a time? What type are you getting? And what other parts are currently installed?
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ChaosFissure Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If you have a newer and better one, I don't see why you'd stick with one that isn't doing what you need it to do!
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Rozrr Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
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Rozrr Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Make sure it is not just fans blocked with dust, that would cause it to whine... 
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RemusRigo Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
download nVidia drivers: www.nvidia.com/Download/index.…

PS: what system do you have? you might upgrade it also :(
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fraterchaos Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree with the consensus view, replace ASAP
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batjorge Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2017   Digital Artist
You might uninstall the drivers before replacing to other one. This is specially important if you change from Nvidia to AMD or whatever. Otherwise is a big chance your OS won't boot at all (BSOD :()
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SuicideBySafetyPin Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh gawd!!!! it's the same brand nvdia so hoping that doesn't happen
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dark-beam Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2017  Student Artist
Idk. Sorry Light. But I'd put the new one :)
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SuicideBySafetyPin Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes i am going to do that tonight
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HalTenny Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2017
It probably wouldn't harm the motherboard, but it's possible that it could. I would get it out of there asap~ :)
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SuicideBySafetyPin Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh!!! dang :( i am scared of messing something up....i never take my computer apart
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KaidaYinThyme Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
the parts usually come with instructions. if you need more help, I THINK geek squad does that kind of thing. not sure though.
good luck.
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SuicideBySafetyPin Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i have videos i have watched but still pretty scared...LOL
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HalTenny Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2017
It should be fairly straightforward. Shut down, and unplug to be safe. Pop the side off. Touch part of the frame inside the computer to ground yourself. Take the mounting screw out of the old card. Unless it is an expensive card, you should be able to rock it slightly to release it from the mother board. More expensive cards sometimes lock in, and there is a release lever at the bottom end of the card that you have to press down  to release before you can pull it out. Then carefully insert the new card, put the screw back in. Put the side back on, plug it in and power it up. Then you'll probably have to install then new drivers for the new card.
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SuicideBySafetyPin Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ok here i go!!!!!!
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fractal2cry Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2017
u can do it!
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