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When i play BC2, after like 45ish minutes, the game will completely freeze and my entire system will lock up. The only way to get out is to do a hard reset.

Is this because my PSU is inadequate?

I have not really changed anything other than switching from a TX750 to a CX430, and i installed some Audio drivers. I don't think it is the drivers, but i could be wrong.
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post #2 of 24
Yes you Need a much more powerful power-supply you ideally need a 600w power supply get the hx750 they on deal on newegg (I believe)

That psu is defo going to cause problems it being 350w (even though it says its a 430 it only gives out 350w) and your system is pulling loaaads more than its giving.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...9010&Tpk=hx750
Edited by ryanbob1234 - 6/16/11 at 1:52am
post #3 of 24
You do need a better quality PSU indeed.

However, the freeze issues are not caused by your PSU, they are because of punkbuster, close any GPU Monitoring program (GPU-Z, MSI Afterburner, Trixx...) and freezes should be gone.

It is a known issue which happens to many AMD users, and some Nvidia users too.
    
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post #4 of 24
Well, as you know the first step to diagnosing any issue is retracing your steps and thinking of any recent changes made to the system. If your system wasn't freezing before that change, then that's most likely the cause.

So I noticed you:

A) Changed to PSU to a 430w unit.

&

B) Installed new sound drivers.

The 6950 has an idle power consumption of about 138, and a load consumption of about 256. Add that on load plus everything else on load. I'd say you're cutting it incredibly close, maybe even going over the limit. I recommend switching back to the 750w and seeing if the issue persists. If it does, then it's the audio drivers and that can be solved with a simple roll back.

Also, reset any overclocks you may have set to stock. Resetting an overclock to be sure can clear up a lot of questions.
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Is it odd that running Prime95 and OCCT (GPU) at the same time does not cause same problem?
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To the wall total power will be about 300 watts.
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post #7 of 24
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Originally Posted by reflex99 View Post
Is it odd that running Prime95 and OCCT (GPU) at the same time does not cause same problem?
Yes, actually. In that case it might actually be the sound drivers you recently installed. I'd do a roll back just to be sure, and then grab the latest from the manufacturer.
post #8 of 24
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Is it odd that running Prime95 and OCCT (GPU) at the same time does not cause same problem?
The PSU is fine for your system, it is on the limit but it is fine as long as you don't play prime 95 and OCCT 24/7.

For gaming, it is more than enough imo, when I had a single HD6970 I never seen the wattage above 300W while playing BFBC2 or Metro 2033.

It is a Punkbuster issue, read my post above, close MSI Afteburner or any other similar program.
    
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The PSU is fine for your system, it is on the limit but it is fine as long as you don't play prime 95 and OCCT 24/7.

For gaming, it is more than enough imo, when I had a single HD6970 I never seen the wattage above 300W while playing BFBC2 or Metro 2033.

It is a Punkbuster issue, read my post above, close MSI Afteburner or any other similar program.
yea, sorry if it seemed like i was ignoring you. I got ninja'd pretty hard there.

I'll try that and see what happens. If not, i'll check out the sound drivers.
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yea, sorry if it seemed like i was ignoring you. I got ninja'd pretty hard there.

I'll try that and see what happens. If not, i'll check out the sound drivers.
http://www.overclock.net/pc-games/96...solutions.html

http://www.overclock.net/pc-games/98...2-freezes.html

There's many other threads around, even at the EA Forums, where nobody from EA has bothered to help us or reply at all.

Sucks, but what I did was download MSI Afterburner 2.0.0, it's an old version I know, but it works fine with that one.

99% of the users affected fix this issue by closing MSI Afterburner, some like me are lucky and can play it on 2.0.0.
    
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