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Computer Locks Up During Games - Not temps?

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#1 Bluethunder1


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Posted 17 March 2012 - 06:15 PM

Hey there, I have an older Gateway 7811fx with an Nvidia 9800M GTS. Usually about 5-20 minutes into a game, it will hard lock, the screen turns black, and it has to be shut down manually. It is NOT temperatures as far as I can see. I'm running monitoring software, and the GPU is only getting up to 70 or so, the processor is also running cool. That being said, it used to overheat all the time before I got wise and fixed it, and I'm afraid the video card is just damaged after being run hard for 5 years. I just reinstalled Windows 7 and freshly updated my video drivers and the problem persists.

Is there anything else I can check to try to figure out what's going on? Everything seems to be perfectly fine until it hard locks; nothing is overheating.

Thank you!

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#2 dnthns87


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Posted 18 March 2012 - 10:10 AM

In this case i would have to agree, have you noticed any artifacting on the screen while playing the game?

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