How do I know for sure when my mining hardware (GPU in particular) has failed?

How can I be certain that my card is at fault and not my software or overclock settings?

Example: On my rig one of my card's hashrates updates the hash/sec display very slowly and after about 5 minutes of mining phoenix miner will crash and refuse to start up a new instance.


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You can try running different software for mining after restoring the overclock settings back to factory settings. This way if the graphic card fails, you know the problem exists regardless of the mining software and the overclocking.

  • I have tried this. I moved from linuxcoin to BAMT and changed the overclocks back to stock factory settings. The problem still occurred, where phoenix would crash or freeze and the box would become quite unresponsive, but still ran basic commands. However when I took the box apart to investigate, I restarted my miners and BAMT has now been running all night without any problems (overclocked again now). So I honestly have no idea what is the problem. Commented Dec 9, 2011 at 11:19

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