Posted 14 June 2009 - 10:23 PM
Alright, I seem to have a graphics card here. To be specific, an evga 8800 gts. Now it's not overclocked at all, the only setting I have changed on it, is the fan speed with riva tuner. Now my computer works and runs just fine and dandy. The problems arise when I play games.
I can play Assassin's Creed for about 10 mins and then it will just freeze my entire rig. I can't alt tab, reset, or anything. I have to hold my power button and do a manual reset.
I previously thought it was due to overheating, because the factory preset was auto and then when it hit 85c, it would kick up a bit, so I'll assume it isn't over heating.
I have all the up to date drivers installed and properly installed, at that. So here is my question: are there any other reasons as to why my video card would be doing this? I spose if anyone wants to know, I have singled out the vid card as the problem. It is def not over heating, as nothing in my computer is overclocked whatsoever and I have a huge zailman over my cpu inside my antec nine hundred. I noticed the freezing started around march, when it began to heat up a little bit. I used to have my window open and my cpu would reach around 25c underload. it only does this during gaming.
odd thing is, with all my games that it has crashed with, such as counter strike source, fallout 3, and left 4 dead, I left furmark running for about 20 minutes and it was fine. the gpu got really hot at around 84 c but then lowered slightly but was still stable. and these games are on diff hdds so it can't be those. MY ram timings aren't really that great and I still have reason to believe it is my ram, but wouldn't I just bsod?
sorry for the wall of text and any help is appreciated.