When assembling a computer or buying a new laptop, we always pay great attention when choosing a screen card to get a suitable card, especially in the case of collecting or buying a special device for games or designing graphics and montage programs so that you get the best possible performance that matches the purpose of the new device. Therefore, you will often find that the price of the graphics card represents a large percentage of the total cost of the computer in general due to the high prices of these cards and the presence of many alternatives.
And because the screen card is damaged, you may have to replace it with another one as soon as possible or use the built-in graphics card temporarily, which will be annoying due to the difference in capabilities between the external internal card, and after we clarified the symptoms of damage to other components in the computer such as the motherboard, processor and power supply In this article, we will show you the most important signs that indicate a problem with the screen card of your device, as well as the main causes of damage to the screen card and how to avoid it.
As we mentioned earlier, the causes of damage to the components of the computer in general are limited to two reasons, either the accumulation of dust on any component inside the device, which affects its performance and raises the temperature of this component, and the second reason is the increase in the temperature of the piece due to another such as the failure of the cooling system to work optimally and thus rise The temperature of the part, which leads to performance problems and may even stop working completely, therefore, as a general rule, always make sure to clean the computer or laptop from the inside, suck out dust, clean the cooling fans, and make sure they work completely efficiently.
In addition to these common reasons, any part of the computer can be damaged for other reasons, such as the wrong installation or voltage fluctuation, either due to damage to the power supply of the device or due to a general problem in the supply of electricity, it is also possible that the piece is damaged by colliding with it by mistake Installing another piece Finally, damage may be due to the end of life of the part, which is difficult to predict.
Therefore, and in general, in all the cases that we will mention in this article, it is necessary to make sure that the cards are installed correctly at its entrance to the motherboard, as well as to make sure that the necessary cables are properly connected and to make sure that the card is well attached using its fixing screws in the case of desktop computers. In the case of laptops, the greatest possibility is that there is dust on the card, so be sure to clean it and vacuum the dust from time to time.
If the image on the screen is of poor quality, or the colors are not of the usual quality, or random spots appear on the screen, then while playing games or playing videos, you must first make sure of the integrity of the cable connecting between the graphic card slot and the screen, or replace it with another cable if possible, as it is necessary. Also, try another screen if possible, or even install your screen with another device. If the problem persists, it will definitely be caused by the screen card.
Card temperature is constantly rising
Often the graphics card contains its own cooling fan because some of the tasks that the card performs require double effort, which will result in more heat affecting the work of the card. Therefore, you can monitor the temperature of the graphics card continuously using programs such as “GPU-Z” and follow what If the temperature rises when performing certain tasks or rises continuously or randomly.
In the event of a continuous increase in the temperature, it is necessary to make sure of the efficiency of the card’s fan, disassemble and clean the card, and extract the dust, which may be the reason for the temperature rise, and you can also raise the speed of the cooling fan in case your card supports that through its control program, Also, it may be because the card has been overclocked, which leads to more heat.
Image interruptions during games or playing videos
While playing graphics games or playing high-quality video clips, you may find pixels in the resulting image on the screen and will not have the usual smoothness of performance, in that case you must first try trying other games or play the video on another player or confirm that the correct definition of the graphics card is installed and you can run a card The built-in screen, if any, and if you do not encounter the problem, then this means that there is a problem with the external screen card, so be sure to check the temperature of the card and the efficiency and speed of its cooling fans.
Loud cooling fans
In the event that you notice a noise caused by the cooling fan of the card, this may also be a sign of a problem with the card, so make sure to disassemble the card, clean it, and extract the dust. If the problem persists, you can control and reduce the speed of the cooling fan if your card supports that through its control program, If the problem continues, I can see that the problem is with the card.
Black screen randomly appears
Also, in the event that a black screen appears without any data while using the computer normally, this may indicate a problem with the graphics card, just make sure of the integrity of the cable connected to the screen or replace it with another and disconnect the computer completely from the electricity and then make sure that the card is connected and installed correctly and stably, as well as if You recently defined the card or updated its definition. Make sure to use the correct identification through the website of the manufacturer of the card, or return to the old definition of the card as the new definitions sometimes contain some problems.
One of the signs that may indicate a problem with the screen card, although it may be due to other hardware cutoffs, but if a blue screen appears, you can search with the error code mentioned on the screen to find out the cause of the problem, and if you do not reach a specific thing, you can connect the built-in card or disconnect the screen card completely and experiment without it In case you have another card or a built-in card.
And if you update the card definition soon, make sure to use the correct one from the manufacturer’s website or return to the old one. You can also enter the safe mode on the Windows system and follow up on the matter. If the problem persists, this means that the screen card is not the reason as the screen card is cut Which is disabled in safe mode, so it may be due to one of the basic components such as the RAM or the motherboard and maybe the hard disk.