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post #21 of 25
I don't think its so much a vRam issue, but I still think it could be the vid card itself...once the gpu hits a certain heat level or voltage, out goes the lights. That motherboard has three PCI-e slots, have you tried it in a different slot altogether? There's a (albeit slight) chance that whatever slot its in isn't giving the voltage it wants. That was the issue with my computer at work...it would run fine for an hour or two, then the screen would just go nuts. I'd have to reboot and start the cycle over again. Moved it to another slot and haven't had an issue since (granted this was on a cheap Dell but still...never know).
post #22 of 25
It is most likely the video card. If it freezes the most when something GPU-related is happening (surfing the web with hardware acceleration enabled, watching youtube, having a program like Speccy polling the GPU's sensors and so on), troubleshooting the GPU is a good bet. The reason the entire PC locks up is Windows Vista, 7 and 8 use the GPU to draw and animate the operating system's GUI.

It may be that your GPU isn't seated all the way into the PCI-e slot, the current PCI-e slot in use is bad or you have a seriously corrupted graphics driver install. Try inserting the GT610 into another slot or booting Windows in Safe Mode.
     
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Okay, I put it into another slot and it seems to work but when I make the video fullscreen it stops.
Should I try pligging in the auxiliary Molex connector to give the PCI-E slots extra power and then move it back to slot 1?
post #24 of 25
The thought of plugging a molex connector into a motherboard always makes me a little nervous...that being said I don't think there would be any harm in it and if it is a voltage issue with your card it might get you by. Seems to me that its there for when you are running tri-sli and shouldn't be necessary for a single or even two cards. Look through the book that came with the mobo though and see if it says you shouldn't connect it unless you have a certain number of cards. If it doesn't discourage its use, I'd say give it a go.
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The thought of plugging a molex connector into a motherboard always makes me a little nervous...that being said I don't think there would be any harm in it and if it is a voltage issue with your card it might get you by. Seems to me that its there for when you are running tri-sli and shouldn't be necessary for a single or even two cards. Look through the book that came with the mobo though and see if it says you shouldn't connect it unless you have a certain number of cards. If it doesn't discourage its use, I'd say give it a go.
I tried it and it didn't make a difference.
I'll just RMA the board.
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