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So a few hours ago as I was playing just cause 2 with my gtx 570 when all of a sudden the game froze and a checkerboard pattern of pink boxes popped up, i had to force end the game. I haven't been able to repeat this problem though even in Just Cause 2. I guess I shouldn't be worried if it was only once but now I'm all paranoid.

Anyway, so was that issue likely related to the GPU?
post #2 of 11
Yeah, definitely GPU related if you were able to force the game to end and the PC didn't crash.

Is your GPU overclocked? If it is, it's obviously unstable. When you got back to the dekstop was there a "display driver crashed" notification?
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I would go with yes. Are you running stock clocks or overclocked? What's the temps like?
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It doesnt mean that they are dying. It could be many things like a bad driver or bad oc.
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Yeah, definitely GPU related if you were able to force the game to end and the PC didn't crash.

Is your GPU overclocked? If it is, it's obviously unstable. When you got back to the dekstop was there a "display driver crashed" notification?
Nah it's running at stock settings and no such message came up. I went into task manager and went to End Task to cancel the game. As far as I can tell whenever I've been playing Just Cause 2 the GPU temp has been around 75C. Really hope I don't have to RMA it I've been hyped for The Witcher 2 for a while :/
Edited by TrueOptic - 5/16/11 at 7:09pm
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Yeah, if it's not overclocked and you're sure that the drivers are stable that does sound like the GPU is dying then =/
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Yeah, if it's not overclocked and you're sure that the drivers are stable that does sound like the GPU is dying then =/
I'm leaning towards drivers as I had this problem once with my old 4650. Never had that problem since and that was over a year ago.
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Yeah, if it's not overclocked and you're sure that the drivers are stable that does sound like the GPU is dying then =/
Damn, even just one occurrence is evidence of that? I do suppose it wouldn't make sense for that to just randomly happen. At least I have EVGA's awesome warranty service, I guess...

This sucks =/
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Damn, even just one occurrence is evidence of that? I do suppose it wouldn't make sense for that to just randomly happen. At least I have EVGA's awesome warranty service, I guess...

This sucks =/
If the card is at stock and there are artifacts already, yes, that's a sign because things like that don't just happen.
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VRM gets too hot? Let your card have a better airflow to cool those VRMs. They aren't very stable under hot environment, especially it's a gtx 570
    
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