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Hey Guys,

I have noticed recently that when I play games my computer crashes after about 20 minutes (sometimes sooner).

When I say "crashes", I mean that it locks up. The lights on my backlit keyboard go out and my mouse freezes. Sometimes whatever sound is playing at the time will play constantly through the speakers.

It only does this during games.

I ran Furmark and it completely shuts my computer off after about 5 minutes and reboots.

Do you all think its my GPUs or could it possibly be my PSU?

My GPUs are 2-9800GTXs in SLI, my PSU is a Rosewill 1000W Modular.

So any ideas?
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Have you checked your temps while gaming?
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Sounds like graphics card issues. Either it is an unstable OC, faulty card if not OC'ed, It is overheating, or try using a different set of drivers.
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My CPU temps are in the high 50Cs during gaming, my GPU under Furmark before crash is about 75C.
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Originally Posted by Voltage_Drop View Post
Sounds like graphics card issues. Either it is an unstable OC, faulty card if not OC'ed, It is overheating, or try using a different set of drivers.
Thanks, I will try a new (updated) driver.

However, if Im using the same drivers Ive had for a year and playing games that Ive had even longer, would the driver still be the issue?
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Originally Posted by Frag Mortuus View Post
Thanks, I will try a new (updated) driver.

However, if Im using the same drivers Ive had for a year and playing games that Ive had even longer, would the driver still be the issue?
Well it may or not be, but if you have been using the same driver for over a year now, then it is time to update it. 75c is not to hot for furmark, especially with a 9800 GTX's in SLI. How long does Furmark run before it crashes? You could check for artifacting with GPUTool:

http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads...Preview_1.html
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