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system crashing on battlefield 3

Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz LGA 1150 Quad-Core Desktop Processor

Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

G.SKILL Trident X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3

COOLER MASTER Silent Pro Gold Series RSC00-80GAD3-US 1200W Power Supply


EVGA GeForce GTX TITAN 06G-P4-2795-KR Video Card

GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-OC Force ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

COOLER MASTER Eisberg 240L Prestige

it goes to a black screen on the moniter the computer stays on but there is a grinding sound intill I power it off Please help guys!
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  1. Hello.
    Is this happening only at BF3? Have you tried othe games?
  2. haven't been able to try it with any other games yet but one oddity is the tempatures on the graphics card are getting to atleast 100 celcius
  3. Skormthemage said:
    haven't been able to try it with any other games yet but one oddity is the tempatures on the graphics card are getting to atleast 100 celcius


    Your card is possible defective. Do you have proper air cooling in your pc case?
  4. I was using the cooler master haf x up intill I realized the card dident fit on the motherboard due to the way the case is designed.
  5. Skormthemage said:
    I was using the cooler master haf x up intill I realized the card dident fit on the motherboard due to the way the case is designed.


    If the case is not the problem then the card is. Reaching 100' C and maybe more is the problem here. If you have (you should have) warranty use it so they can give you an other Titan.
  6. What are the tempatures these cards should be reaching in games under load?
  7. Skormthemage said:
    What are the tempatures these cards should be reaching in games under load?


    Something like:


    Around 80' C.
  8. even for the EVGA GeForce GTX Titan Hydro Copper? or that doesn't matter
  9. 95C is typically the threshold for safe operation. I've got a 560 Ti that runs around 90-92 because it has a very aggressive overclock. If your Titan is not overclocked, something is very wrong. Could you provide more details about the crashes? How long does it take for the game to crash (or for temp to get to 90C?)

    Some things to check:
    1) which PCIe slot is your GPU seated in?
    2) is the GPU fully seated?
    3) Do you have the correct power supply cords plugged in? (I believe it is 1 six-pin and 1 eight-pin connector)
    4) Is the VGA fan running?

    As a side note, your PSU is extremely overpowered for your configuration, which makes me wonder if it is contributing to the problem. You need a 600w or if you're doing crazy overclocking, a 700w PSU at most.

    edit: Titan hydro means your GPU is watercooled! Do you have the cooling system hooked up correctly?
  10. Skormthemage said:
    even for the EVGA GeForce GTX Titan Hydro Copper? or that doesn't matter



    No. for a cooling of this magnitude I would expect maybe lower than 60' C....
  11. I had always thought the psu's power didn't affect the card but rather the card drew from what it needed from the psu.
    and yes the water-cooling is already on the card it takes 2 to 3-4 minutes to cause the screen to turn off there's no error messege the computer stays on intill the power button is turned off. the card is in pcie slot 1
  12. Skormthemage said:
    I had always thought the psu's power didn't affect the card but rather the card drew from what it needed from the psu.
    and yes the water-cooling is already on the card it takes 2 to 3-4 minutes to cause the screen to turn off there's no error messege the computer stays on intill the power button is turned off. the card is in pcie slot 1


    UNless your PSU is difective, It is capable of providing enough power for triple SLI Titan. But If there is a problem with the PSU then ys it might affect the card. But I don't see how a PSU can make a GPU run this hot... So in my opinion, this is GPU's fault.
  13. but from what i'm describing it sounds like the culprit is the video card right? what else could it possibly be?
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    Skormthemage said:
    but from what i'm describing it sounds like the culprit is the video card right? what else could it possibly be?


    Reaching 100'C with EVGA's Hydro cooling is highly unusual. It's like not using liquid at all :P. So yes the problem the video card and probably the cooling of the video card. Unless you o/c the Titan to something like 1500Mhz...
  15. thank you all so much for your help , sending the card back in for replacement at newegg
  16. I"m far from being any expert of anything but I don't think it is the sole cause of the video card, the 1200 watt PSU is rather over the top, it could be that you have way too much power going through the system, using a PSU in the range of 850 watts maximum could actually solve your issue.
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