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Old 08-19-2008, 01:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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when playing games, my computer will randomly shut down. it happens after about ten minutes of playing cod4 or like 5 mins of crysis. i just installed a new 9800 gtx+ so i'm thinking it maybe the problem. Secondly, i was wondering how 2X 8800gt sli would compare to a single 9800gtx+? thanks in advance!
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do you have anything overclocked?
what psu do you have? sounds like a power isssue.
how hot does the card get under load?
did you uninstall old drivers before installing new?
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Well i'm guessing the issue is the card over heating. I upped the fan speed and it pretty much fixed the problem untill i alt tabbed out of crysis and it did it again. Now i can't even boot windows. It gets to the screen where the vista loading screen and it freezes. ughhhhh!
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Stay on the bios and leave it there, maybe its not the components overheating.

And also check your motherboard is detecting your card. maybe its loose
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when playing games, my computer will randomly shut down. it happens after about ten minutes of playing cod4 or like 5 mins of crysis. i just installed a new 9800 gtx+ so i'm thinking it maybe the problem. Secondly, i was wondering how 2X 8800gt sli would compare to a single 9800gtx+? thanks in advance!
Check your RAM/CPU/ GPU to see if they are overheating or not seated correctly.

8800GT SLi = 9800GX2 so its more than a 9800GTX+ in games that can handle dual-GPU's
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