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I installed a new gpu yesterday and now my computer sometimes freezes.

I installed a new gpu yesterday and now my computer sometimes freezes. Before, I had an AMD Radeon 7850, I recently had upgraded to an Msi Gtx 770. But I've noticed my computer, at random times, freezes. I was wondering if it had to do anything with the drivers. Because I uninstalled AMD catalyst install manager and I have an AMD fx 8350 so maybe that uninstalled my chip set's driver? I'm not really sure at this point. If you have any suggestions, or solutions I'd really appreciate it. Thanks in advance.

Another problem I seem to be having is my HWMONITOR is reading my TMPIN 2 to be at 128 degrees. I have no idea if that's normal, but I've read that temperatures can't get that hot without cycling in degrees because it's at a constant 128. I think the TMPIN 2 is the northbridge on my motherboard, but I'm really not 100% sure. Could this be the cause of my freezes?

Specs :
GPU: Msi Gtx 770
MOBO: m5 a97 r2.0
CPU: AMD fx 8350
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  1. What kind of power supply do you have? Could be too much power draw for your PSU to handle. You can also try resetting the BIOS, I always like to start with that.
  2. HiTechObsessed said:
    What kind of power supply do you have? Could be too much power draw for your PSU to handle. You can also try resetting the BIOS, I always like to start with that.

    Tx 750
  3. Summit_Elite said:
    HiTechObsessed said:
    What kind of power supply do you have? Could be too much power draw for your PSU to handle. You can also try resetting the BIOS, I always like to start with that.

    Tx 750



    Barring a bad PSU, would definitely be enough power lol

    Try resetting the BIOS by taking out the CMOS battery for about a minute, then try again.
  4. HiTechObsessed said:
    What kind of power supply do you have? Could be too much power draw for your PSU to handle. You can also try resetting the BIOS, I always like to start with that.

    is a screenshot of my BIOS and temps

    http://imgur.com/8C6BizN
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    Do you have enough air flow in the case? The 8-core AMD generates a good amount of heat, and the 770 isn't an iceberg, but they shouldn't be bad. You should try running a GPU and CPU stress test, monitor temps, and see what happens.
  6. HiTechObsessed said:
    Do you have enough air flow in the case? The 8-core AMD generates a good amount of heat, and the 770 isn't an iceberg, but they shouldn't be bad. You should try running a GPU and CPU stress test, monitor temps, and see what happens.


    Thanks very much for your help! I did a bit of cable management to increase air flow, and that seemed to cool my system a bit more. But I think I have solved the issue. I ended up reinstalling the drivers, and I haven't had a freeze since. Thanks again for your help.
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