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Old 08-08-2005, 12:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 6800GT Unstable?

my PC crushes after about 30 minuts of game play with CSS or HL2, normal temp on it is 48-50 degreeds, i use Artic cooling Silencer 5, and i have a 400W PSU, my guess is my PSU, but am not sure if PSUs cause problems like that, i get a full screen of Sparks like a too high Overclocking when it crushes, last time it happend i was playing HL2, suddenly the half of the Graphics start to be come weird shapes :? could it be my PSU?

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Old 08-08-2005, 12:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If your 6800GT was overheating you would notice artifacts during gameplay and not system crashes. So yeah, chances are your PSU is bunk. Bust out a multimeter and get some readouts of your rails, if they're under or over volting 5% you're in some trouble.

You also need to check what your rails are rated in amps, probably anything below 22amps on the 12v rail is cutting it close.

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Old 08-08-2005, 01:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
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oh sorry about the sig, and thanks for the tip, ill try my best at it,

EDIT, i remember playing Splinter cell last night till about four or five hours, maybe CSS and HL@ requires more power?
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Old 08-08-2005, 04:09 PM   #4 (permalink)
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That is why you were asked about your voltage rating, read the second post about the current going through the +12v rail.
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