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post #1 of 9
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During games of BF3, my computer will sometimes freeze up.

The last frame of the game freezes and the the last bit of audio will be stuck in a loop.

Is this a sign of overheating? My GPU is already ramped up like hell and the airflow in my case is pretty good. I have 2 intakes and 2 exhausts and my cabling is suuppperrrr tidy.

Thanks.
post #2 of 9
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Originally Posted by EventHorizon View Post

During games of BF3, my computer will sometimes freeze up.
The last frame of the game freezes and the the last bit of audio will be stuck in a loop.
Is this a sign of overheating? My GPU is already ramped up like hell and the airflow in my case is pretty good. I have 2 intakes and 2 exhausts and my cabling is suuppperrrr tidy.
Thanks.

Not necessarily. The only real way to tell is to get a temp program like Realtemp.
post #3 of 9
Sounds more like driver issue then overheating. Overheating on the GPU can lead to BSOD crashes, auto restarts, artifacting or a artifact screen freezing (looks like this) -->




Also note all the symptoms mentioned above can also be caused by bad drivers.

What are your GPU load temps? A 6870 should have no issues even if it gets up to 90C.
    
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post #4 of 9
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I get like 70-85 if i really crank the fan up.
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I get like 70-85 if i really crank the fan up.

On idle?? That's outrageous. If in game you get any higher than 90c I'd be concerned. Are you using a stock cooler?
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On idle?? That's outrageous. If in game you get any higher than 90c I'd be concerned. Are you using a stock cooler?

Hahah of course not idle. Those are load temps and yes I'm using stock cooler.
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Any overclocks on your CPU/GPU? If so, set back to stock and go from there.
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post #8 of 9
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Hahah of course not idle. Those are load temps and yes I'm using stock cooler.

85C is totally normal. Your card is not overheating its something else. Try reinstalling the drivers for starters.
    
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post #9 of 9
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Ok reinstalled drivers and set the clock speeds back to default. (I can just turn the turbo ratio down back to 3.4 right)
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