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alright, so i've been having some strange problems out of my computer. I was wondering if anyone has had a similar problem and might have some solutions before I just go trying everything I can think of.

After a little bit of playing, whenever the graphic driver resets (map change, exiting a game, etc), my computer crashes. Usually straight to black, and occasionally a BSOD after some artifacting. I've been dealing with this for about a month and it's quite annoying and getting worse.

A few months ago I picked up a 6850 to replace my 8800gts (I know, I know. my board doesn't have the optimal chipset, but I'm in the process of slowly upgrading over time.) I used driver cleaner and installed the most current drivers from multiple vendors and different revisions, yet the problem persists.

So i'm thinking this is either a windows or heat problem. I'm leaning more towards heat because if i put a box fan beside it, I can usually play for longer before it happens. However, nothing really seems to be running hotter what is reasonable, so maybe voltage? Maybe it is a combination of problems?

any ideas? I thank you for any suggestions.
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Q6600 G0 stepping Nvidia 780i SLI 6850 1 GB 4(1xGB) OCZ DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) 
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10,000rpm Raptor 70 gig & 7200 rpm WD 500 GB windows vista-home edition 32 bit Westinghouse 23" LCD G15 
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10,000rpm Raptor 70 gig & 7200 rpm WD 500 GB windows vista-home edition 32 bit Westinghouse 23" LCD G15 
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post #2 of 4
Do you have that Q6600 overclocked?
Likely a unstable overclock, lower it or raise the voltage.
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Nope, I have been running everything at stock for a year or so.

Do you think it could be cpu related?

I just find it so weird that it happens 90pct of the time when the video driver resets, once warm. If it were heat alone I would think it would just cut off whenever.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 G0 stepping Nvidia 780i SLI 6850 1 GB 4(1xGB) OCZ DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
10,000rpm Raptor 70 gig & 7200 rpm WD 500 GB windows vista-home edition 32 bit Westinghouse 23" LCD G15 
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Zalman ZM600-HP 600W 100 - 240 V Antec P182 Gun Metal Black G5 wowpad 
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Q6600 G0 stepping Nvidia 780i SLI 6850 1 GB 4(1xGB) OCZ DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
10,000rpm Raptor 70 gig & 7200 rpm WD 500 GB windows vista-home edition 32 bit Westinghouse 23" LCD G15 
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Zalman ZM600-HP 600W 100 - 240 V Antec P182 Gun Metal Black G5 wowpad 
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I believe it's the video drivers... ATI drivers have been really glitchy lately. Try downloading some older drivers and see if they work better.
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