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Hello all, I'm freshly new from the console world and just got into computer gaming. A friend helped me install a factory overclocked 570 and for the past few weeks I've blazed through about half a dozen modern games on max, with absolutely no issues. I have just beaten ME2 and as of now I'm playing Mafia 2, which is where my problems have started. My computer is restarting at random points during gameplay. I've done a bit of research into it and it seems like the source of a fix is within the card itself. I'm still new to this so while I'm not a complete layman, I'd rather get advice from a community that is far more knowledgeable.

Here are my comp specs:

Windows 7 64 bit
Intel Core i7-920 2.66GHz
64 bit Quad-Core Processor
1MB L2 Cache
9GB DDR3 1066

I'm on the latest Nvidia driver (275.33)

Here is my MSI Afterburner:




I tried upping the voltage a "notch" or two (1013, 1025) as per advice I read online, but it didn't alleviate the issue. I still ran across a crash each and every time. As you can see I've left everything on default, aside from the custom fan settings. I don't want to touch anything just yet, in fear of screwing something up.

Can anyone recommend specific instructions as to how I can fix the problem?
Edited by KRIM - 7/24/11 at 1:18am
post #2 of 16
Run 30 loops of crysis bench completely maxxed out and see if it crashes. If it doesn't crash I would uninstall Mafia 2 and reinstall it to see if that fixes it. If it does crash I would contact the manufacturer and get an RMA. You could also try the 266.58(?) WHQL driver before you uninstall mafia, that one is a little more stable than the 275 branch.
Edited by nagle3092 - 7/24/11 at 1:43am
 
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Ok, so I tried it twice and it crashed at around the 4th and 5th loop. I ordered this from Newegg so it shouldn't be too hard to get a replacement.

Anything else I should keep in mind since I'll obviously be getting the same type of card back? Tweaks or anything of that sort, to ensure I've got a good card?
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Ok, so I tried it twice and it crashed at around the 4th and 5th loop. I ordered this from Newegg so it shouldn't be too hard to get a replacement.

Anything else I should keep in mind since I'll obviously be getting the same type of card back? Tweaks or anything of that sort, to ensure I've got a good card?
Do the same thing once your new card gets in to make sure its stable. Other than that there isn't really any tweaks to do other than Overclocking once you feel comfortable.
 
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How about hardware wise -- is there anything (like power supply) that might contribute to success/failures of the card? Last question, promise.

Thanks for all the help.
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Well, yeah... but it would help to let us know what PSU you've got.
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Yeah,PSU is important to know otherwise if it was PSU related it could happen with any replacement GPU.
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post #8 of 16
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Ah, well I don't have the exact details now, but I do know it's 600/650 watts. I'll have to ask my friend tomorrow, he's the one that put it in.

Is that too low for more graphics intensive games?
post #9 of 16
I went through 2-3 power supplies before i sat down and looked into it serioulsy.

Get your mate to give you the details of your exact PSU as its possible that could be to blame you know.

Hopefully you have a deccent PSU in there and its just a case of getting replacement card.
Just for reference theres a thread on here with some reccomended power supplies HERE
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Update? what PSU you have buddy?
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