I am getting VPU recover everytime I start the computer. What is going on?
I am so S-M-R-A-T
6th March 2005
Is your card overclocked?
Sounds like a serious case of GPU overheating to me.
What are your system specifications? (I'm taking a wild guess that you're using an ATI 9800 series card.)
Bingo. 9800s are notorious for overheating, it's an inherant design flaw.
Can you use your PC for any length of time without a VPU Recovery error? If not, then it might be an idea to start looking for a new card.
it hapens when i play games
Okay. Do you use a 9800Pro or XT? (Only those particular models in the 9800 series have an LM63 temperature monitor chip.) If so, can you get a readout of your GPU temperature under load? (I.e play a game for a few minutes, then quit and take a reading.) ATITool is a decent tool for this kind of thing.
In any case, I think a new card is needed. The 9800 isn't anything to shout about in regard to performance anyway, and ATI's newer models are nowhere near as flawed.
people i asked in other forums said i have to clean the fan or someting.
My karmas' my armor
29th December 2005
No, sorry, unless you have a 1/4 of cat fir stuff in there it's a document inherent problem with those cards. Your best bet is to maybe lap the HSF, thermal grease and add an additional fan right over the whole card and turn your settings down... until you can replace it. Just consider it on death row and start thinking of upgrading.
12th January 2005
theres no way to just get a bitchin heatsink and fan? or are those cards just screwed from the box?