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So I assembled a PC last week, from parts I ordered online. From the start I was having problems with my graphics card, it was slowly dying.

I brought my pc for testing, and now they say my graphics card broke, and they will replace it with a new one. Now I am really worries there might be something wrong with the complete batch of graphic cards.


How can you determine that the card you get is performing as it should. The card I have is a GTX660, so how do I know my card is actually any good. Maybe also in a way that I can say to the retailer that I am not satisfied with this card either if it performs badly.

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Do you mean functional or performance-wise? – ppeterka Oct 16 '12 at 7:34
Did you try to search on a search engine? – Dave Oct 16 '12 at 8:23
Contact the manufacturer of the graphics card. They can tell you how to test it. If this is a new component, it should be under warranty and the manufacturer will replace it if it has failed. – CharlieRB Oct 16 '12 at 11:56
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You need to use a tool: this has a free version (see website as to what it offers).

You could also try or which is free (please note, the 2 links here go to the same place, it's just provides an extra option if in the future a link dies)

This will also do it

I would also suggest the following Google searches (which is what I did):

graphic card test download
graphics card benchmark download

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