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So i have re-installed F1 2010 on my desktop and also just installed Homefront on it as well but they are giving me problems which i am not sure about but think it may be GPU related.

So when i play F1 it will play fine for a while but then it'll randomly freeze (can happen several times or just once)for a good few seconds before my TV goes to a blue screen (not a windows one)which it usual shows when i'm on an input that has got no signal or has nothing connected to it. After that the game will load back up fast forwarding a few seconds to where it would be had it not froze.

On homefront i had just started playing and got about a minute or two into the game when it froze and brought up the same blue screen as F1 although this time when it resumed i was at my desktop or so i thought but the game was the selected window and even alt-tabing to my desktop and back to the game didn't bring it back up but rather it would still show my desktop despite being selected.

My card is an Asus HD3870 as in my sig rig and has never been overclocked by me but i think it may be factory overclocked although i am not sure. I have monitored the temps and they have never went much higher than 70c at full load.

So is my GPU dying, is it a problem i may be able to fix or should i just get a new one as soon as i can afford to?
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your problem is your psu, you need to change you psu. well most likely, as it is not getting enough juice to power the system.
or
it could be your gpu, either way both need upgraed for that game.
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My PSU has the following specs/ratings which i am not sure is good or not:
+3.3v - 28A
+5V - 28A
+12V1 - 20A
+12V2 - 20A
-12V - 0.8A
+5Vsb - 2.0A


As for my GPU, i know it's older now but it did me fine for the gaming i do although i was going to upgrade it after i got a new PSU.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by swrmxs View Post
My PSU has the following specs/ratings which i am not sure is good or not:
+3.3v - 28A
+5V - 28A
+12V1 - 20A
+12V2 - 20A
-12V - 0.8A
+5Vsb - 2.0A


As for my GPU, i know it's older now but it did me fine for the gaming i do although i was going to upgrade it after i got a new PSU.
as your psu is a cheap one, i would take those figures with a pinch of salt.
the 20A on the +12v rail is a theoretical amount and will not be available for running a gpu any length of time or if at all.
it cannot provide a constant voltage to the gpu, therefore the gpu/pc will crash

any decent psu will be at least 80% effecient,

also the hd3870 is quite weak for gaming now
Edited by j.col - 4/18/11 at 2:20pm
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I'll probably look at getting a new PSU first and see what that does then get a new GPU because i can easily afford a decent PSU right now but would need to save up to get a decent graphics card like a 560ti or something from ATI/AMD.
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a used hd5850 can be bought used for about £70-£90 (look on AV forums, its an english site, or this site has a for sale section)
a brand new one is £120 at OCUK

any better gpu will be wasted on your pc.
your monitors are to small and your cpu will bottleneck anything better
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a used hd5850 can be bought used for about £70-£90 (look on AV forums, its an english site, or this site has a for sale section)
a brand new one is £120 at OCUK

any better gpu will be wasted on your pc.
your monitors are to small and your cpu will bottleneck anything better
Well my TV is 720p but i can go upto 1920x1980 when connected to my PC which is what i am running my desktop at now so i could go for a better GPU but i may just something like the 5850 or an nividia eqivelent.
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