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#1 LawlNoodle

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 09:57 AM

Some of my games on my system seem to crash due to overheating of my HD4850 when there isn't much going on in the game, like it's on the menu or something. According to CCC the card seems to gradually increase in heat. Some graphic intense games such as Crysis do not crash, but the games such as Call of Duty 2 or MLB 2K9 do. Right now my card is using a different from the manufacturer cooler (Artic Cooling Accelero A2).please help.

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 02:06 PM

Are the games that aren't crashing using a different resolution ?

Do you have the card "adjusted" using the CCC ?
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Posted 17 July 2009 - 02:11 PM

I haven't adjusted anything for CCC and the games are all running on 1680x1050.

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 02:52 PM

To me you have a odd problem.
It seems backwards that the video card would overheat/crash with a light load/low use & not under a heavy load/intense use.

I use only ATI cards but never install the CCC
When I install I do "custom" & install nothing but the ATI drivers & WDM drivers.

I know this isn't any help though.

If it were me I'd uninstall the video card/drivers & try it with just the drivers.
Or maybe try a lower resolution.
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Posted 17 July 2009 - 03:37 PM

I have tried both things suggested and still didn't work.

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 04:03 PM

Let's get down to the nitty gritty !

What brand/model is the unit ?

More importantly is what brand/model is the power supply

How much memory has the unit got ?
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Posted 17 July 2009 - 04:21 PM

The card brand is a Diamond ATI HD4850 1st edition, the PSU is a Cooler Master P-550-PCAR 550Watt, and the cards has 512MB GDDR3 memory.

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 05:57 PM

Your power supply has 2 +12V rails with 16A per rail.
Your video card requires 75 Watts of power.

Depending on how the connectors are arranged omn the rails & what you have hookedup your video card may be struggling.

Based on the reviews & rating on the PSU ,

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16817171016

I think I would consider a different power supply.
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Posted 18 July 2009 - 04:50 AM

The PSU was working perfectly fine for the past 2 years, but also I don't have money...

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Posted 18 July 2009 - 11:51 AM

"The PSU was working perfectly fine for the past 2 years"

Power supplies are like everything else, they deterioate .
After awhile they start getting weaker, especially if you don;t have a really good one to start with .
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