VPU Recover? 12 replies

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Hanbit

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#1 12 years ago

I am getting VPU recover everytime I start the computer. What is going on?




morgster

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#2 12 years ago

Is your card overclocked?




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#3 12 years ago

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.)




Hanbit

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#4 12 years ago

yeah 9800




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#5 12 years ago

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.




Hanbit

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#6 12 years ago

it hapens when i play games




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#7 12 years ago

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.




Hanbit

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#8 12 years ago

people i asked in other forums said i have to clean the fan or someting.




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#9 12 years ago

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.




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#10 12 years ago

theres no way to just get a bitchin heatsink and fan? or are those cards just screwed from the box?




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