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Old 06-20-2009, 03:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hello

I just got myself a Gigabyte Nvidia 9800GT (GV-N98TOC-1GH). Been experiencing problems ever since however.

When playing games like CoD5 and CoD4 at resolutions above 800x600, the game goes on smoothly for awhile, until which it eventually crashes and well.. I can't turn it back on until i switch of the wall socket for a while and turn it back on again. And this goes the same for other applications which have some graphic requirements.

I'm guessing it's the graphics card because I've never had any problems when using my 7600GS.

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I'm just wondering if the problem is related to clock speeds because my motherboard uses PCI-e x16 while it says "Supports 2.0 PCI-E x16" on the website (2.0 PCI-E x16 being one of the key features)

Thank you
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Old 06-20-2009, 03:56 AM   #2 (permalink)
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PCI-E 2.0/1.0 compatibility shouldn't make a difference. Is there any possibility it's overheating? Do you have the latest drivers installed?
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Did you make sure to REMOVE the old graphics card drivers and install the ones for the new card?
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Firstly make sure, as Mak said, to remove the 7600GS drivers, or things go bad!!

Also, the 8800's and 9800's were known for running a little hot, can you give temps? At above 800x600, the game becomes less CPU bound and more GPU bound, which will make it load the GPU more and can make it run more hot.
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Hey, sorry for the late rep guys.

Yeah i did some monitoring and i found that its the temp killing it.

101C during game *gulp*

Thanks for ur help

Not to sound like a noob or something but are there any good value for money cooling systems around?
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Definitely! But before you go through all this hassle, make sure you don't have wires blocking the airflow of the card and make sure its not dusty.

After you do all that, here is my recommendation for the cooler: Arctic Accelero S1.
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Make sure the fan comes on when you power on your computer.
Also, turn the fan up and post a screen shot of "HWMonitor".
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There is a huge possibility that your fan is not being spinned up when the temps on the GPU rise, just like what happens on my 8800GTS 512. Download RivaTuner and set the fan speed yourself, you will notice a BIG decrease in temp (and a BIG increase in noise ). 101ºC is a tad too high though.
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Definitely! But before you go through all this hassle, make sure you don't have wires blocking the airflow of the card and make sure its not dusty.

After you do all that, here is my recommendation for the cooler: Arctic Accelero S1.
Not to hijack the topic, but will this still work if no opening for air is directly above the card? If he doesn't have a opening by the card for cool air to enter, will it still work good?
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