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Annoying issue with X1800XT, software related I think

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August 19, 2006 9:49:32 AM

Well I'm playing oblivion on high settings with 4xAA and it's looking great, good framerates and little stutter. Then I go to talk to some fool, on the zoom-up to the face my pc simply shuts off and restarts itself. It's not the first time, the other time it froze for a bit and then gave me a blue-screen.

Card isn't artifacting horribly or anything so I'm not too sure. I think I've seen the odd artifact, but it looks like a small texture glitch where 2 corners joined.

Got the latest Catalyst drivers, which I know are complete crap, but I have them. It looks like something is telling the sytem to shut down after my card reaches a certain temperature or is under a certain load?
August 19, 2006 1:01:47 PM

We need full specs, including the power supply.
August 19, 2006 3:50:54 PM

Mobo: Asus P5W DH Deluxe
Processor: E6300
Video: X1800XT 256MB
Memory: 2gb corsair PC-6400, running underclocked at PC-5300, need to know how to change back to 6400 :p 
PSU: Seasonic S12 600w PSU

SEEMS to only happen when I'm using AA, I dont even get an error message. The sytem just restarts
August 19, 2006 9:45:17 PM

I had to get a water cooling solution to keep my card from getting frozen. The X1800XT's run very hot. With a water cooling solution I have no more issues. It was the only thing I changed. And I am overclocking GPU 689mhz and Ram at 792Mhz. And these settings are fulltime, not just 3D time. This is the block I got:

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_p...

and I got this water cooling solution:

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_p...
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