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Ok so my rig is still crashing, and here are some details.

When I load up BF2142, I can play for a while and then the monitor losses signal. I am not exactly sure if it the PC is crashing or if the video is just crashing. I am using the 8.12 drivers w/ the HD4850 hotfix. I can play for several minutes maybe like 20 or so before this happens. Initially I was thinking PSU but that usually results in a reboot or a system shutdown right?

The PC is not OC'd at all and same with the video card (no OC). So as far as I can tell it will only be a few things right? Either the VC which I doubt considering it was never OC'd, the PSU which I really hope it is not, or bad drivers right? HELP
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Is this a new build?
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Nah not really I upgrade parts as often as my pockets can allow, so all the parts are different ages. The PSU and the Monitor being the oldest. The PSU is about 2-3 years old but has never really been stressed hard at least from my opinion. I use maybe 450w out of the 600w but then again if you factor in capacitor aging according to the PSU calculator I am using about 580watts at 100% load.

I am working on getting a new PSU but it really in not looking very good LOL.The system is fine while idle and net surfing. Issues only arise while gaming as far as I can tell. I have not tried running Prime, or IBT but I think I will give it a shot. If Prime and IBT goes well do you suppose that my PSU is fine?
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post #4 of 9
Did you move the computer around lately? It may be that your wires pulled on the video card. Try reseating your video card.

Also even though not OC'd, test card with GPUZ and see if it's overheating. If so, turn up GPU fan speed.
Edited by Gunderman456 - 12/19/08 at 4:20pm
 
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post #5 of 9
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See the fan speed was my first thought so I jacked it up to 75%. Temps get around 70-80C depending on is going on in the game. I will try to reseat the card and check the power connector to the VC.
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Originally Posted by Gunderman456 View Post
Also even though not OC'd, test card with GPUZ and see if it's overheating. If so, turn up GPU fan speed.
When the graphics card overheats, don't you usually see the game slowing down, lagging, and sometimes pixels messing up? That's what I have seen from an overheating card before.

I don't know if this would help or not, but how about try uninstalling the drivers and reinstalling them? I don't know if it really matters, but on my old computer with a ATI AIW 9600 card, games glitch up on me, like the graphics, or some just turn black on me... Or even cause the whole computer to just reboot. Well, I uninstalled the ATI drivers, and use the windows drivers, and it worked better for me. So perhaps glitchy drivers?
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post #7 of 9
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I have been running IBT for the past 40 minute without any issues, all the residuals match exactly. The system has not restarted so do you guys suppose that it is safe to say the PSU is OK?

As far as drivers go I have had quite a fwe issues with ATI drivers. Not just the 8.12 but .9, .10, and .11 drivers all sucked IMO. I will check out to see if it is a driver issues a bit later.
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post #8 of 9
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After a nice driver clean and reinstall it seems to be ok I can play several rounds and it still hasn't crashed. Thanks a lot for the suggestion, not that I didn't already think of it. I was just to lazy, to go through the whole process. Still thanks again.
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post #9 of 9
glad to hear its working.
9/10 time when a picture goes blank like that it is usually the drivers or vga card, but most times its the drivers.
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