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I am having some serious issues trying to play games or sometimes even watch a movie. My issue is that after i play a game for about 5minutes, my drivers crash then restart, sometimes they fail to restart and my computer freezes.. I replaced my old graphics card because it started happening on that, i figured it was probably hardware failure, and bought a 460GTX. It hasn't stopped!

Here are my system specs;

OS: Win 7, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.4GHz
Memory: 3072MB RAM
Graphics card; Gainward 460GTX 1.062V 850/1700
PSU: Corsair hx520w

uh... Anything else you might need to know? I've tried running the 266 drivers and the newer ones, but they have not fixed the problem. Nor has reformatting my computer completely.. :\\
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Why are you running an odd amount of ram?

Have you tested the ram?
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The odd amount of ram, is due to one two gig ram stick arriving dead.. The other one didn't have an issues from what i could tell.. I thought about it being the ram, i've tried changing it, and it still happens.. :\\
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The odd amount of ram, is due to one two gig ram stick arriving dead.. The other one didn't have an issues from what i could tell.. I thought about it being the ram, i've tried changing it, and it still happens.. :\\
Well since the problem carried over to a new gfx and after a reformat.
That pretty much rules out the graphics subsystem.

I'd start with memtest, you could even try bumping up various voltages, vcore, vdimm, fsb, etc.
Of course do one at a time and test.

What's your motherboard?
Edited by grunion - 3/13/11 at 10:04pm
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How are your temps?Could be a PSU issue as well.
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My temps are fine, normal range. My psu, I got told by a friend that it isn't big enough, but i googled and found out a lot of people say that it is.. So.. i don't know what to believe... Corsair hx520, the card needs 24A 12V rails, this has 18A 12V rails.. SO i'm now sure if that's the issue or not.. I really need to get this sorted , Oh also i just did a memtest, no errors so.. And I don't think my mobo allows me to change any voltages and such.. Is not the best mobo out there.
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