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System Crashes during gaming

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#1 sterlingjohnus


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Posted 24 December 2011 - 03:00 PM

Hi folks. I have a problem with my system locking up during gaming. I am playing Starcraft 2 and Borderlands and the game will lock and I will have to hard boot. I have an EVGA NForce 680i SLI motherboard with an Intel dual core 6600@ 2.4 GHz and 2.0 GB RAM. My video card is a NVIDIA GeForce 8800 Ultra.

I have installed a program to take the CPU temp and I checked it immediately after the last crash and the CPU was up to 59 Celcius. Not sure if that's normal or a problem. I installed NTune and the system locked up while is was coarse tuning. I did a benchmark test with 3DMark06 and have that data if you think it will help. Hope you guys can help me figure this out as it is really frustrating.

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#2 Baltboy


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Posted 24 December 2011 - 05:38 PM

The temp on the CPU is fine. I would be more interested in the temperature of the video card. I find that the majority of the lockups or crashes during gaming can be directly attributed to one of two things. First is heat plain and simple. Make sure all of your rear fans are pulling air out and all of the rear/top fans are pushing air in. Make sure all of your heatsinks and other parts are free and clear of dust. Adjust your cabling so it allows for good airflow to the hot spots. Second is drivers. Make sure you are running all of the latest drivers for all of your parts.
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