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First off... this has happened before... actually last week... WITH DIFFERENT DRIVERS AND RESOLUTION!

Here it goes. I was playing DiRT 3(awesome) and it crashed(lastweek it was CoD4 that crashed when it did this) i pushed close on the windows popup thingy and everything went weird... like BIG TIME weird... my cpu and RAM are overclocked but they are p95 stable(8 hrs) and my video card is stock(no overclocking at all)
Only gets fixed after a full shutdown.

In windows:


ShutDown Screen:
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post #2 of 11
Unfortunately, the last time this happened to me on my 9800GT and it died about a week later when it would just start crashing at the desktop and that's when I chose to give up on it. 9600GT is an old card, you could try baking it back to life but a modern card equaling in performance would be ridiculously cheap.
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Freshly baked 9600GT anyone?
    
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Unfortunally i wont be able to bake it... AND i have no backup card(that fits) And im broke!
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have you checked the temp on your video card?
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kill View Post
Unfortunally i wont be able to bake it... AND i have no backup card(that fits) And im broke!
Why not? Take it to a friends house? If you live in south usa you could leave it out in a metal box in the sun. Lol
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post #7 of 11
Try your integrated video chipset if you have one.

I'm almost sure it is your card, but,...it could possibly be your system ram, run a memtest.

Testing with the integrated video would obviously give a definitive issue.
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underclock it.. see if that helps.
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post #9 of 11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DON'T GET HIT BY A CAR! View Post
have you checked the temp on your video card?
Yes tops at 70c during intense bc2
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Originally Posted by sabbathcrazy View Post
Why not? Take it to a friends house? If you live in south usa you could leave it out in a metal box in the sun. Lol
lol
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ascii Aficionado View Post
Try your integrated video chipset if you have one.

I'm almost sure it is your card, but,...it could possibly be your system ram, run a memtest.

Testing with the integrated video would obviously give a definitive issue.
Dont have integrated
memtest came up clean 10 passes
Quote:
Originally Posted by bloomstomb View Post
underclock it.. see if that helps.
it probably does...


UPDATE: i had an uncorrectable hardware error blue screen earlier and a few minutes ago i was playing the BF3 Alpha trial and my nvidia drivers crashed... no bsod just crashed to desktop(not the game... it was still running) and popped up a box saying drivers were successfully recovered

She lasted me a year but she did her job well
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post #10 of 11
maybe its time for her to rest
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