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Hey all. Just wonderin' if you guys can help me out. My 6600GT is giving me trouble during games (or rather, 3d applications and 3D games). At first my CPU was overheating and I pretty much fixed that by lowering the voltage a bit and everything seems to be fine. My other problem now is that when I play games (which are gfx intensive) the gfx was normal at first but then slowly but surely it becomes messed up. I put in 2 screenshots (playing Prey) to show how it gets. It does the same to all other games I play that require a 3D card (like NFS: Most Wanted). I don't know if my gfx card is maybe overheating. How I can maybe change the voltage on it (if that's possible?). I've got the latest drivers and latest Windows XP updates etc. and latest Direct X ofcourse. The games run with good speed, I've definitely got all the minimum requirements . Oh and if I leave it running and it messes up more and more, it eventually crashes and I must press the reset button! Anyone got any suggestions? I refuse to think my card is dying

Specs are : AMD64 Athlon 3200+ (2.24 GHz)
1.6 GB RAM
GeForce 6600 GT (AGP 8x not PCI-E)
Windows XP SP2


Thanks!!

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post #2 of 11
im not sure if this works for you but,try to do this, download, then install rivatuner and then find the compatibality for agp 4x option, and if possible enable motherboard chipset support.....
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post #3 of 11
Do you have an OC on the card? It's definitely artifacting. If you do have an OC - back off on the memory clock. If not, what are your temps. It's kinda hard to overheat a stock GPU
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Green artefacts are a classic sign of overheating RAM. Either lower you OC, position some fans around your card, reseat with AS5, get RAM sinks, or an aftermarket cooler.
    
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post #5 of 11
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Not sure what the temp is on the card, the nVidia panel doesn't seem to give me that information . But regardless, feeling the fan+heatsink it feels scorchingly hot (you tap it with your finger and it burns). So I'm guessing it's ready to fry eggs. I'll get that RivaTuner and i'll see if I can underclock it somehow. It hasn't been overclocked at all before and it was just a recent occurence so it's a bit confusing O.o.

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Ok I got RivaTuner and I supplied a screenshot. Does anyone know whether everything there is correct? Running at 89 Degrees Celcius, yikes O.o. Is there anything I should maybe change or check out?
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post #7 of 11
Please fill up all your system spec's on top of the page in the user cp like that we can help you better.If I was you add a fan in the bottom of the case straigth in front of the card's to avoid the heat a little bit more look's like they are way too hot.
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post #8 of 11
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Alright thanks, I updated my UserCP .

I had a hardware monitor running in the background while I played through one track of Need For Speed : Most Wanted. Just wanted to check what the results would be. The core temperature ran up to 139 degrees Celcius from 89 .. Also, the core clock jumps from 300MHz to 500MHz whilst running games or graphics applications.. is that normal? Anyways the card isn't overclocked and it overheats dramatically. Thing is this never used to happen until recently. Maybe I must format as well O.o. I can put a fan underneath and see if it helps, but it seems that the temperature keeps getting higher and higher so perhaps I should reduce the MHz of memory or core? Tell me what you guys think O.o
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post #9 of 11
Yeah, thats the way alot of cards do it to save power. They have a speed for 2D, low power 3D, and high Performance Mode. In Rivatuner turn your GFX fan up to full (100%). Also, reseat the heatsink with thermal compound (Preferably AS%). That thing is running WAAAAAAAAAAY too hot.

My 7600GT has a 60MHz OC on the core and it idles at 45oC and doesnt go beyond 70 in games.

Has your PC been dropped or nudged recently? That might be anough to loosen a dodgy clip and cause the Hetsink to fall off a little, or seperate it enough to lose optimal thermal contact.

The stock nvidia TIM is ok, but as5 gets the job done ALOT better. Youll notice a difference in temps almost instantly.

Overheating components are something youll want to address as quickly as possible, as the longer you leave the card running like this, the more likely it is to fail. Your better to at least invest in some cheapo fans to assist in cooling to protect your investment. Afterall, what would you prefer? Spending a few dollars on a some fans, or around 100 dollars on a new card?
    
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Originally Posted by Darkgnome
Hey all. Just wonderin' if you guys can help me out. My 6600GT is giving me trouble during games (or rather, 3d applications and 3D games). At first my CPU was overheating and I pretty much fixed that by lowering the voltage a bit and everything seems to be fine. My other problem now is that when I play games (which are gfx intensive) the gfx was normal at first but then slowly but surely it becomes messed up. I put in 2 screenshots (playing Prey) to show how it gets. It does the same to all other games I play that require a 3D card (like NFS: Most Wanted). I don't know if my gfx card is maybe overheating. How I can maybe change the voltage on it (if that's possible?). I've got the latest drivers and latest Windows XP updates etc. and latest Direct X ofcourse. The games run with good speed, I've definitely got all the minimum requirements . Oh and if I leave it running and it messes up more and more, it eventually crashes and I must press the reset button! Anyone got any suggestions? I refuse to think my card is dying

Specs are : AMD64 Athlon 3200+ (2.24 GHz)
1.6 GB RAM
GeForce 6600 GT (AGP 8x not PCI-E)
Windows XP SP2


Thanks!!
well, when i overclocked my gpu too much CSS started looking like that so i think u have to go back to stock
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