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So, I can fold for hours on end with the 570 running 850 MHz w/ no voltage bump and it doesn't crash. I assume that would mean it's stable. The issue is when I play BFBC2, it crashes ~30 minutes in. What gives? BFBC2 isn't even a 100% stresser like F@H.

Processor is not Overclocked.
Edited by snoball - 2/27/11 at 10:52am
 
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maybe cpu not stable? bfbc2 has high cpu usage
post #3 of 21
is your cpu overclocked? if so is it stable?
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CPU has no OC.
 
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post #5 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by snoball View Post
CPU has no OC.
why not? lol

what crashes though? the pc or just the gpu drivers or..?
post #6 of 21
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The game itself begins to flickers white to black. The sound still works, but I can't get the picture back. I can't OC the CPU as I only have the stock cooler.
 
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post #7 of 21
My old GTX 285 would fold 24/7 but would not stay stable in games. I finally sent it in on an rma and got a replacement but folding does not necessarily guarantee a stable GPU.

EDIT: That is what would happen in BFBC2 for me too. I would raise the voltage on your gpu and try it again.
post #8 of 21
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I see no reason to RMA. Folding can hold 850 MHz, games hold 797 MHz. Both great OCs with obvious gains. Stock is 732 MHz.
 
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post #9 of 21
Try kombustor, see if you crash. Then try prime 95, see if you crash. I bet its a gpu issue, had the same problem when my gpu needed more voltage.
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post #10 of 21
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The 850 MHz holds Furmark for ~20 minutes, then I turn it off, gets way to hot for my tastes. Prime95 is for CPU is it not?
 
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