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I have been running my PC overclocked at 3.45Ghz for weeks now with no probs.
This morning I woke up and it had crashed.
I have been checking it all day and find that it only happens when doing something graphically intensive.
For example I can run Orthos for an hour and no problem,then run rthdribl or play a game and five minutes later it will freeze.
The temps on the card dont exceed 70C.
I have set the BIOS back to normal speeds and voltages and it seems ok now.
Why would this happen now after weeks of stability and why is it only graphically intensive things that seem to cause it to crash?
Please help
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post #2 of 18
Are You OC'ing your video card or just CPU
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post #3 of 18
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Sorry,only the CPU.
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post #4 of 18
Orthos in no way shape or form tests your Graphics sub-system.
What type of freeze, with a sound loop or just a total freeze?
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post #5 of 18
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Originally Posted by grunion View Post
Orthos in no way shape or form tests your Graphics sub-system.
What type of freeze, with a sound loop or just a total freeze?
I understand that,the point I was trying to make is that the CPU seems stable and the graphics card does not.
The display freezes first and then nothing responds.
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post #6 of 18
Methinks driver issues. Has Windows updated itself recently? If so, a driver conflict sounds likely.
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I removed the driver and used DCPro then reinstalled 158.22 and still the same thing.
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post #8 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by Krlll View Post
I understand that,the point I was trying to make is that the CPU seems stable and the graphics card does not.
The display freezes first and then nothing responds.
You said yourself the freeze does not occur at default Bios settings so how can you blame your GFX?
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post #9 of 18
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I am merely trying to give details,I am not specifically blaming the GFX I am only trying to describe the problem I am having.
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post #10 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by Krlll View Post
I am merely trying to give details,I am not specifically blaming the GFX I am only trying to describe the problem I am having.
IMO your CPU OC has become unstable, run in at stock speeds for awhile and see if it happens again.
That way you can rule out your CPU Oc.
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