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Radeon 5890 1gb graphics card crash

By Zakox
Mar 29, 2010
  1. I got this problem with my grafic card that it, crashes when my grafic card reach about 61c degrees, and that aint much, pretty weird. Sometimes its a black screen/color screen. And i want to know if you got any idea what the problem could be.

    Thanks.
     
  2. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,925   +170

    Maybe it's because there's no such thing as a Radeon 5890 ;) Unless you mean a 4890 or 5870, in which case I would check that all your connections and that your power supply is up to the job.
     
  3. Zakox

    Zakox TS Rookie Topic Starter

    1024MB ASUS ATI HD4890 GDDR5 PCI-E. My grafic card :p. Heh
     
  4. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,925   +170

    What's the rest of your system specs? You could also try downloading the latest drivers for your card
     
  5. Zakox

    Zakox TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8500 @ 3.16GHz (2 CPUs), ~3.2GHz
    Memory: 8190MB RAM.
    850W Corsair TX CMPSU-850TXEU 140mm. My power supply should be good enough.

    Got the last version.
     
  6. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 2,278

    might be faulty vRAM...
     
  7. Zakox

    Zakox TS Rookie Topic Starter

    All of them?
     
  8. EduardsN

    EduardsN TS Rookie Posts: 56

    Problem with your power supply most likely. but make sure the card is on stock clocks.
    Also if you set the computer to sleep mode is it able to recover?
     
  9. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,457   +228

    VRAM is on your graphics card so EXCellR8's suggestion means your graphics card could be faulty.
     
  10. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 2,278

    yea srry bout using that term lightly lol... i was referring to video memory which, as mp stated, is on the actual card itself; suggests that the card could be faulty. the power supply is a good unit and is more than enough for a single 4890, so if adjusting the fan speeds doesn't help I'd be more likely to blame the card over the PSU. the card shouldn't crash due to core heat around 60c but the vRAM could i suppose...
     
  11. Zakox

    Zakox TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for the responds. Think am gonna try to get a new grafic card, i guess. If i should get a new one, which will you suggest?
     
     
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