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My sig rig hard boots in the middle of 3D games. Pretty much any game. It takes between 30mins to a few hours. But, eventually it boots. No BSOD. So, It's got to be hardware. I'm new to Vista, I can't even find where to see if my GPU is overheating. I know the CPU is fine because I can run TAT.

Any ideas?
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I'd advise getting Rivatuner so you can log the temps at the time of the crash.
You can't monitor your temps with the C/P without installing Ntune.
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My rig restarts but just gets right back up like it was off and i turned it on. Only in online 3d games for me not like bf2 but ones you go to sites every time for. I'm really getting pissed about it because I can't play the games anymore =(. My bro (User Higgins) says he doesn't have a clue what it is cause thats the only time it restarts, mostly about 5 minutes after I start the game.
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Originally Posted by grunion View Post
I'd advise getting Rivatuner so you can log the temps at the time of the crash.
You can't monitor your temps with the C/P without installing Ntune.
My Card is running at 77c idle. That seems a tad high. What is a good temp for the 8800GTX KO?
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My Card is running at 77c idle. That seems a tad high. What is a good temp for the 8800GTX KO?

Wow! I believe that is too hot even for a GTX.
I'm thinking you are probably pushing 95°c at least fully loaded.
Crank up your fan speed.
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post #6 of 8
A g80 should run at about 65-70C idle in Vista on a hot day.

77C would be around 90C which is to hot IMHO, even though its speced to go to 100.

I'd recommend setting your fan speed on the card to 100%.
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Running a game maxed it out at about 82c. The fan kicked in at 100% and drove it down to 79c. I'm thinking I have an internal case airflow problem.
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Well, after installing Rivatuner, I set the fan to 100% and downshifted the stock OC to normal 8800GTX speed. Also, I shifted cooling fans around.

Now, it's running at a cool 61c idle and my machine hasn't hard booted yet. So, what was the point of buying a EVGA KO with ACS? That POS doesn't dissipate heat without ALOT of external air flow surrounding the card. Advanced cooling system my butt.
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