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Can my motherboard cause problems like freezing in games or anything like that?
I was told that as my motherboard is a Mini-ATX board, the graphics card is so close to the CPU or something that the board itself may be overheating or something :|

Or it could be something else in the system.. Not sure weather to wait until I upgrade to the Sandy Bridge build and see if problems persist before an RMA?
Is this statement valid?

Thanks guys.
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What are the specific symptoms?

Also, have you monitored the temps at all to see if it is overheating? If not, try HWmonitor
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What are the specific symptoms?

Also, have you monitored the temps at all to see if it is overheating? If not, try HWmonitor
Well I get error's in the stress testing program OCCT at 1920x1080 and shader complexity (8).
Games would crash to desktop or with artefacts along with no explanation when ever it feels like it (not a certain point so it catches me without notice.)

Picture attached of a stress test I just ran in OCCT;
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Sounds like a bad OC on your GPU or driver issues

Is you GTX 470 OCd? And have you tried using a driver cleaner and installing new drivers?
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Sounds like a bad OC on your GPU or driver issues

Is you GTX 470 OCd? And have you tried using a driver cleaner and installing new drivers?
I thought you would say that :L
Nope my graphics card is not over-clocked.
Yeah I just recently removed 260.99, done a clean un-install using Driver Sweeper in safe-mode after and got rid of the remains then updated to 266.58.
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Does your CPU pass OCCT tests? How about Prime95?
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Does your CPU pass OCCT tests? How about Prime95?
I will run these tests when I get back from work.
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Does your CPU pass OCCT tests? How about Prime95?
Results from CPU stress test using OCCT.
(Also with the GPU stress test)




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just so you know, those temp graphs do not really matter so long as the temps are all within spec.

what does matter though is where it says that there where 34 errors on your GPU test.

you my friend have a dead/dying GPU and should RMA it if possible.
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just so you know, those temp graphs do not really matter so long as the temps are all within spec.

what does matter though is where it says that there where 34 errors on your GPU test.

you my friend have a dead/dying GPU and should RMA it if possible.
Thank you for helping me out,
Is there a high chance SCAN (my seller) has a faulty batch of ASUS GTX 470's? As I have RMA'd the card with them before a few months ago.

If so I may have to contact them again to get it RMA'd.
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