System unstable in 3d games/benchmarks
Xp pro 64bit.
129.61 Geforce Drivers.
Intel Q6600 2.4ghz stock settings
2x msi 8800gts 512 oc (factory overclocked settings. Msi software not installed)
1x dual layer sony DVD-RW
4x WD320g Hds in raid 0+1 array
4gb G.Skill 6400cl4d (2x2gb sticks at 800mhz, no overclock)
BFG 800 watt PSU
Asus Striker Extreme MB Bios: 1305
Sound: packaged add-in sound card with the striker board.
Cpu: Zalman 9700led
Case fans: 2 85 cfm air flow fans in front of case, blowing over hard drives.
GPU: Fans pumped to 100/100 (99/99% most likely) via the nvidia control panel. Profile set to load this at OS boot.
* System is stable at desktop, browing, video watching, music, etc.
* Running 3dmark06 or the Fur benchmarking test from Ozone causes system to turn off in 2 to 10 minutes.
* Any 3d game (Wow, Witcher, TF2 crashes in a time frame simlar to the 3d benchmarks.
running single card seems to give me *slightly* more time when running a test/game, but running both kills it quicker.
CPU 42C unloaded
Gpu1: Unloaded 50c
Gpu2: unloaded 51C
GPU1 ambient: 39C
GPU2: ambient 39C
Loaded temps on CPU were getting up to about 50-51
GPUS were popping up to about 10C more as well.
I'm really frustrated here. At first I thought it was the video cards ( had 2 asus 8800gt 1gb cards ) and returned those to fund the 8800gts purchases
I've tried this with the old cards on XP32bit. Same drivers. Same issue.
I'm at my wits end. I've been trying to troubleshoot this rig for almost 2 months now. Everytime I think it's stable i prove myself wrong