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computer freezes up while playing 3d/intense games [SOLVED/SOLUTION]

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hi,
I have a 8800gt @ stock settings.lately i have been experiencing some problems.while playing games my computer would just freeze up.my mouse would stop working,my keyboard would becoe non responsive.and there would be a sound loop.all i could ever do was just hit the restart button.it was puzzling me.it would only happen while playing graphical intensive games.my card has crossed it warranty period.so i couldnt RMA it.i tried doing all kinds of fixes.

updating drivers:i did a clean uninstall of my old drivers from my computer with DRIVE SWEEPER, uninstalled from add or remove programs,uninstalled from device manager,and updates to the latest driver.bit it still freezed.

new power supply:switching of from 450w local ps to 500w corasir didnt make any diff.

overheating:took off my side panel and put the pc in front of th air conditioner.but still......

new cpu cooler: got a h50.very good cooler,was able to keep my cpu under 50 even when the ambient was 37-39c.but still..........

i have spent my money on psu and cpu cooler and ac.buying a new GPU was not an option.

then i tried changing the game settings from high to low and reduced the resolution.it ran and didnt crash.

SOLUTION:

then after an extensive amount of googling ,i found that reduced the clock frequency of my gpu could stop the amount of pressure on gpu so i reduced the clock frequency by 50mhz.i am not an expert at these technical stuffs.i have never done this before.but it actually worked.

i downloaded rivatuner.and brought down the default settings of 600mhz to 550mhz and memory clock of 900-850mhz.still now i have not experienced
any crashes .

try it.it could work for you too.performance wise there was a max of 4-5 drop in frames thats it.its much better than not playing any games at all.will buy a gpu after getting some money.

posted this so that i could be of some help to some one.
post #2 of 3
Yea this fixed some weird issues with my laptop as well that I couldnt figure out
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Intel i5 2500k Asrock P67 Extreme4 Gen3 EVGA GTX 760 4gb EVGA GTX 760 4gb 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin ... Western Digital 500gb RE Samsung 830 128gb SSD ASUS Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SA... 
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Hyper 212 Air Cooler Win7 Home Premium 64bit X-Star 2560x1440 Razer Black Widow 
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Stock on Asrock for now. 
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KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Dell throw away RAIDMAX QUANTUM RX-700 700W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V S RAIDMAX Scorpio ATX-868WBP Logitech G5 
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Bankai!
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel i5 2500k Asrock P67 Extreme4 Gen3 EVGA GTX 760 4gb EVGA GTX 760 4gb 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin ... Western Digital 500gb RE Samsung 830 128gb SSD ASUS Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SA... 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Hyper 212 Air Cooler Win7 Home Premium 64bit X-Star 2560x1440 Razer Black Widow 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
CORSAIR Professional Series HX850 NZXT Phantom PHAN-001WT White Logitech G400 Black Cataclysm Mousepad 
Audio
Stock on Asrock for now. 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition Callisto 3.1GHz ASUS M4A78 Plus BFG 260 OC G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital Caviar SE WD3200AAJS 320GB 7200 RP Lite-on DVD 22x Windows 7 64bit HP 16:9 20" Widescreen 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Dell throw away RAIDMAX QUANTUM RX-700 700W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V S RAIDMAX Scorpio ATX-868WBP Logitech G5 
Mouse Pad
The Desk 
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electro migation?
chips degrade slowly....even at stock speeds

if you do still have warranty I would RMA as the card is essentially failing at stock speeds
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