Diablo® III

Fried GPU?

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Ok, so I own a Dell XPS Studio 1647. Admittedly, I haven’t taken very good care of this thing: running all night, sometimes with SC2 still up, watching videos, dusty environment, dropped. The fan was going high and the temps were reaching 75 to 80 degrees Celsius.

Well, in the middle of a D3 session, everything goes hazy, pixilated, chopped, and discolored leading to a blue screen of death that is also chopped, discolored, hazy, and pixilated. I can barely read the words. After a system restore, a good cleaning of the heatsink and fan, reapplication of thermal compound, it seemed to be working fine until 2 nights ago when it freaked out in D3 again.

This time the blue screen of death was up but clear and I was able to reload the game and play for a couple more hours. The next night, I had my laptop going for awhile just watching VODs of SC2. It was getting a bit warmer, but I still played D3 and it’s bad again. Freezing, barely running, blurry and scratchy and artifact-y even in safe mode. BIOS has screwy vision, too.

Unfortunately, I don’t have another monitor. Is my laptop done for?
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Yep. It's done for. GPU has met its demise.
Especially if it's a Geforce 8000 series.
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It's an AMD Radeon 4670, I believe...ergh...so would you say it's worth replacing? or just getting a new one? I'm going to call dell to see what the pricing might be.
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Get a new one. If it is out of warranty, Dell will probably charge you a lot.
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