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September 9, 2013 8:33:13 AM

So, I just upgraded my graphic cards to accommodate Final Fantasy 14 on my desktop and for 10-15 minutes, the game runs beautifully; however, it will begin freezing after this point. The game will not crash, but will recover after a minute or two. I can usually alt tab/ctrl alt del to the desktop and bring the game up back up that way as well. I have tried lowering all of my settings and this is not having an effect - the freezing still occurs. My drivers are upgraded as well.

Here are my specs:
intel core i7 processor
Motherboard: Winbond W83677HG-i
RAM: Gold Series PC3 10666 (two 4GB DDR3 sticks)
PSU: Ultra X4 750W
Graphics Card: Nvidia Geforce GTX 660
Running Windows 7 64 bit

Any help would be appreciated!
September 9, 2013 8:49:08 AM

try the WHQL 314.18 drivers for your nvidia card. more recent drivers have mostly been AMD level junk.
September 9, 2013 8:52:13 AM

what was the old card?
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September 9, 2013 1:33:27 PM

swifty_morgan said:
what was the old card?


A Nvidia Geforce GTX 400 generation - it was 3 years old.
September 9, 2013 1:48:07 PM

heat? when's the last time you changed the thermal paste on the processor? also, does the case have adequate air flow throughout?
September 9, 2013 2:29:23 PM

swifty_morgan said:
heat? when's the last time you changed the thermal paste on the processor? also, does the case have adequate air flow throughout?


The case has 4 fans running - as far as thermal paste goes, not since my brother built it.

I've tried running the older driver and it just increased the crash frequency.
September 9, 2013 2:35:29 PM

try disabling the nvidia sound drivers.
September 10, 2013 11:40:17 AM

It's solely this game that is crashing - I've run other games, multiple programs, etc. - Any of possible solutions? I appreciate you all for helping me troubleshoot this issue!
September 10, 2013 1:36:54 PM

have you tried rolling back to the WHQL 314.18 driver?
September 11, 2013 5:48:58 AM

ingtar33 said:
have you tried rolling back to the WHQL 314.18 driver?


I couldn't find that particular drive but I tried 314.20 if I remember correctly.

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