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Old 09-15-2008, 10:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Computer locks up during games.

I have noticed that when I play games like Oblivion, Crysis (demo), Half life 2 lost coast that my computer locks up and then shuts down during the game. It has happened many times and it only seems to happen during games, I have not tried anything else to see if it locks up in programs that put a lot of stress on the CPU/GPU, but what could this problem be? Specs are in sig.

Also, I don't have the 80C temps on my 4850 because I got this version of it: Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100245L Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
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Old 09-16-2008, 01:39 AM   #2 (permalink)

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Default Re: Computer locks up during games.

Well have you actually made sure it isn't your temps? Try starting with a driver reinstall.
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Old 09-16-2008, 02:44 AM   #3 (permalink)
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4850 are notorious for heat and if you have a case that doesn't really have enough vent graphic heavy games can have a impact on vidcards
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Default Re: Computer locks up during games.

I started up a game with core temp on, my CPU only got to like 33C, and my GPU got to like 60C.
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Default Re: Computer locks up during games.

Use ATITool and open the 3D view to really see what your temps are. Let it run for at least 10 minutes.
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I ran ATI and used the 3D view, it got up to 64C and then my computer froze... Should I do the fan hack?
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Yer looks like overheating problem. Do the fan hack or buy some more case fans for your computer.

64C isn't very hot though for that type of card....
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I don't think I can fit anymore fans, maybe 2 120mm fans but then I would have 4 120mm fans in my case, and that seems like overkill.
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Well is the fan currently on the card running at 100%?
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^Yeah I did the fan hack and it is running at 100%
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