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So I recently installed my MSi 460 GTX 1GB. It needed two PCIe connectors, so I plugged in one from the PSU and the other I got by using one of the molex connectors that came with the box. (I plugged in both molex connectors to two different wires, though, if that makes sense.) Anyway, everything seemed fine. I ran OCCT for fifteen minutes without a hitch. I try playing BC2, though, and I encounter a weird problem:

I'll be playing fine for a little while, but then suddenly my FPS seems to sharply drop, I move around for ten seconds or so, and then the screen goes black, no signal, and the computer completely freezes. I tried alt-tabbing while this happens, and the only difference is the video doesn't cut out--everything else freezes, requiring a hard reset.

I'm pretty sure I've connected everything all right. Specs in my signature. I do have Turbo Boost enabled. I tried disabling my Realtek drivers, to no avail. Temperatures reported by Realtemp and GPU-Z logs both indicate sub-65C for both (only in the 50s at most for the GPU).

I'm gonna try doing some stuff in JC2, and see how that goes. I didn't have this problem with the 560 Ti SOC I had (although that had different issues), so I'm really confused. I ran the Windows Memory Diagnostic, it reported no errors, but I can't seem to burn Memtest on a DVD (there also appears to be two programs for that, no idea which link I'm supposed to use!).
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So I played Just Cause 2 for an hour and a half, and it played like a charm. No problems whatsoever. On the SOC, it quit out about fifty minutes in, so it's likely not the same issue.

Interestingly, despite my issues with the 560 SOC I had, I could play BC2 indefinitely after a while. And yet now, I can't run it for more than fifteen minutes. However, I forgot to mention that on my old machine (Q6600 2.4Ghz, 4GB DDR2 RAM, the 8800GTS), I could play BC2 without a problem until just this last week, when I started getting the same kind of crash!

So maybe it was an update? So bizarre. In any event, I'll look into memtest, but I'm pretty confident it's an issue exclusive to BC2 now.

UPDATE: Also, there *was* a PB update between when I uninstalled the SOC and got my 460! That would explain the crashes between both computers possibly. Doing a bit of research on Google indicates that other people have had PB issues causing computer freezes ... it might be the issue!

UPDATE #2: It turns out PunkBuster *wasn't* updated to the most recent update on this machine! Weird, since I don't recall ever having to do it myself in the past (I just assumed Steam did it). I'll give it a whirl tomorrow, then. If it fails again, I'll do a clean install of it. Barring that, apparently a sound card helps wonders, so I'll get my old one out and try that.
Edited by New Overclocker - 3/30/11 at 11:04pm
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So no luck so far. OCCT runs fine, as do my other games for prolonged periods. Memtest showing no errors. I had a friend who builds computers make sure everything was in order connection-wise.

I have noticed something, though. This slow down occurs only after a new round, i.e., when I initially join a game, everything's dandy, but after that round, things go downhill. I can only suspect it being a driver issue or a PunkBuster issue now. I could try an earlier Nvidia driver, I suppose, but blah.

Update the Final: So I talked with a friend, and he's having the exact same issue. Takes him about four minutes for it to finally return to desktop (I hadn't even thought of letting it sit). So, uh, for anyone looking for solutions, I think the only thing I can offer is it's probably PunkBuster, and waiting it out seems like the easiest thing to do.

I LIED: Apparently, there's an issue with either GPU-Z or RealTemp running alongside PunkBuster. Turning those off helped. Whee.
Edited by New Overclocker - 4/3/11 at 10:20pm
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