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This just started to happen recently, when ever I load a game, any game, my computer just grinds to a halt while its loading. It takes a good 30-40 seconds for the screen to flicker and the game into screen pops up. Any one have any idea if it is the GPU, or perhaps the HDD my games are stored on?
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Could be GPU overclocking if that's the case. My 5570 has the same momentary lockups when the clocks are right on the edge of unstable.
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Originally Posted by railfan844 View Post
Could be GPU overclocking if that's the case. My 5570 has the same momentary lockups when the clocks are right on the edge of unstable.
The 5850 isn't OC'ed. I ran it through OCCT for 45 minutes or so, no errors.
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Which drive is it on? the ssd or the raid?
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My two 500's are separated, no RAID. My games are on one 500gb drive.
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