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November 6, 2006 5:36:15 PM

Heheh

Antec Neo HE 550
AMD +3700
X-fi Xtreme music
2x 1bg Corsair Pro series 3.3.3.8
DFI LP SLI-Dr Expert.
EVGA 7900gt 500/1500
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So check this out, I just purchased NFS Carbon a day ago, intallation goes great, Im in the game. Now I dont know about you who is reading this thread, but I love my games on max graphical settings. So I go to options max out all the graphics setting and it plays, for a bout 5min, then its just exits out the games and goes directly to my desktop. I dunno if this is the problem But Im playing it on a Samsung 940B LCD monitor a 20.1 incher, resolutions are at 1600x1200 native, do you think thats my problem? Do you think i'll need to get a nother Evga 7900gt and run SLI?

What do you think? :D 

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a c 168 Î Nvidia
November 6, 2006 5:53:43 PM

If you want to go Sli, I'm not going to stand in your way but I'm not sure if it would sort out your NFSC issue, seems it could be graphic card temp or power to graphic card not enough.
November 6, 2006 6:14:31 PM

If the game exits, then it's more likely to be the game crashing.

Are you sure you purchased it? :twisted:
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November 6, 2006 6:41:35 PM

Let me get this straight, it works with lighter settings but crashes to desktop when cranked to max, right?

If so, mousemonkey could be on to something about the power or heat issue. You could check connections (particularly the PCIe power connector) and the HSF for dust. Check the temps of the GPU as well. Download any available drivers for the card and patches for the game.
November 6, 2006 7:57:11 PM

And here i was thinking the video card kept falling out of the slot , based on the topic name LOL
November 6, 2006 8:15:09 PM

I have a XFX 6800 gt and I'am able to play but, when I switch between screens the game crashes to the desktop. Sometimes
I switched back to old drivers from 93.71 and it works fine for me. Sorry I can't remember which drivers I'am currently using.- I'am at work now 91... somthing.
Also with 93.71 drivers when I exited out to quit, it would hang.
So .. it could be Carbon Canyon With the new drivers if you are running them? Don't forget it is EA too.............
http://www.gamespot.com/pc/driving/needforspeedcarbon/show_msgs.html?topic_id=m-1-31494135
November 6, 2006 8:45:32 PM

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And here i was thinking the video card kept falling out of the slot , based on the topic name LOL


Same here! I clicked on this thread eagerly awaiting a hilarious "ZOMG HELP GUYS CARD IS FALLING OUT!!!!" and THIS is what I get??? 8O
November 6, 2006 8:59:50 PM

lmao, awesome title. Yeah, I was expecting like the PCI-e slot was screwed up, rotfl and it kept falling out.

To your problem: Update GPU/Sound Drivers. Check card temps. Ever overclocked the GPU? Take the case off the side panel. Any better? That way we can remove most hardware related issues.

Try changing optical drives...Reinstalling the game?

This is a very common problem, but has hundreds of solutions...

~Ibrahim~
a c 168 Î Nvidia
November 6, 2006 9:26:53 PM

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EVGA 7900gt 500/1500

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Ever overclocked the GPU?




Hmmm I wonder? :lol: 
November 6, 2006 10:21:48 PM

Shiz, missed that. Thanks for the heads up!

Yeah, that is most likely your problem. Bring back to stock speeds, it should work fine then. Unless it was factory pre-OC'ed, then RMA it, and get your money's worth...That was a very common problem with the 7900's...

~Ibrahim~
November 7, 2006 2:53:19 PM

Didnt even try to OC my card, like I said I have ANtec NeoHE 550 Watt. Connections are solid, I even bought a after market heatsink and ram sinks for my card. But the driver thing, some1 told me to intstall the 84.21 forceware driver, and it works. But I still thing I wanna go with SLI, what do you think?
a c 168 Î Nvidia
November 7, 2006 3:57:28 PM

I just noticed that your card had some 'healthy' numbers after it so if you did'nt OC it then eVGA have, the reference clocks are usually 450/630 so depending on airflow or lack thereof heat is the most likely cause for your card to throttle back or for a game to crash back to desktop. The 84.21 driver served me well when I was on a single card but I have only tried NFSC with my current setup which is on the 93.47 driver and a pair of 7900GT's, and granted I seem to be running more HDD's than you but my peak power usage is now around 614w so if you do go Sli'ing you might want to replace that PSU, is Sli worth it?, well on the F.E.A.R benchmark @1024x768 with all the settings maxed out I get 76 to 79 fps on a single card and 111 to 114 fps in Sli mode, if your monitor can handle higher resolutions then you may see more of a gain.
November 7, 2006 5:01:10 PM

hold on here a minut, The PSU said that it is SLI ready, High Efficiency 550 Watt, besides I like that the fact that I can only use the cables I need, kinda like the X-connect feature. You only plug in what you need.
How much do you think I will need? 600, 650, 700? And what brand psu? I really like the power connect feature. Any suggestuions?
a c 168 Î Nvidia
November 7, 2006 5:30:09 PM

:lol:  Steady on old fruit, I was not having a pop or anything like that, but you have no drives listed and I have no way of knowing what kind of cooling methods you are employing, try this link out:- http://www.extreme.outervision.com/psucalculator.jsp just tap in what you've got and it will give you an idea if your PSU makes the grade as it were, did you sort the original issue by the way?, can you now play NFSC for more than five mins?. :) 
November 7, 2006 6:11:41 PM

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Heheh

Antec Neo HE 550
AMD +3700
X-fi Xtreme music
2x 1bg Corsair Pro series 3.3.3.8
DFI LP SLI-Dr Expert.
EVGA 7900gt 500/1500
___________________________________________________________

So check this out, I just purchased NFS Carbon a day ago, intallation goes great, Im in the game. Now I dont know about you who is reading this thread, but I love my games on max graphical settings. So I go to options max out all the graphics setting and it plays, for a bout 5min, then its just exits out the games and goes directly to my desktop. I dunno if this is the problem But Im playing it on a Samsung 940B LCD monitor a 20.1 incher, resolutions are at 1600x1200 native, do you think thats my problem? Do you think i'll need to get a nother Evga 7900gt and run SLI?

What do you think? :D 


You haven't hear'ed !

Okay let me tell you.........

I had a Inno3D 7900GT 256MB @450/1320 stock 24pipes ect.

Worked great for 6 months then one day when i was playing flatout 2 after about 5 minutes after i launched the game and played it at max (1600x1200) it got artifacts all over the screen so bad i could not see anything so i thought 'weird, ill reboot' so i did and changed video drivers did the same thing again then it had the kindness to reboot for me then shutdown !

Luckily i had a crappy old Xpertvision 6600GT 500/1000 which worked just fine so yeah my 7900gt was faulty and iam in the prosess of RMA the peice of sh!t and getting it replaced with a MSI 7900GTO (its @ GTX speeds with the GTX cooler)

Yeah it sounds like your 7900GT is faulty espesicaly if its overclock at stock (NVIDIA has since banned factory OCing because of this)

And if you guys think im talking outa my @$$ well hear this

I tried other game on the 7900gt before i swapped it out (MFS:X and FEAR)
they showed same corruptions/system instability as FO:2

Good luck with your EVGA OC'd peice of crap !
November 7, 2006 7:17:06 PM

That Antec Neo 550 will power two X1950XTX cards, if need be. It is a very beefy PSU.

Getting a badly OC'ed 7900GT with artifacts, crashing games, BSODs, is extremely common. One of the worst OC fiascoes for a GPU.

~Ibrahim~
November 7, 2006 9:25:54 PM

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That Antec Neo 550 will power two X1950XTX cards, if need be. It is a very beefy PSU.

Getting a badly OC'ed 7900GT with artifacts, crashing games, BSODs, is extremely common. One of the worst OC fiascoes for a GPU.

~Ibrahim~


Thankgod Nvidia has banned factory Overclocking by Card Makers.

Shame on you EVGA for putting out badly overclocked cards with stock cooling you bastards !
November 8, 2006 3:28:38 AM

HOw do you know that its a beefy PSU? I meant people with those graphic cards will tend to have a 650 or a 700 watt psu, so why is the NeoHe 550watt so great?
November 8, 2006 4:15:17 AM

I'd say stick with only one 7900GT for now. You can upgrade when Nvidia's cards get names OVER 9000!!!!
November 8, 2006 7:21:42 AM

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I'd say stick with only one 7900GT for now. You can upgrade when Nvidia's cards get names OVER 9000!!!!


In 2 years !
November 8, 2006 10:24:12 PM

Why? Because it will provide 504W (42A) of power to the 12V+ rail, while the OCZ 600W provides 580W (48A). Not too far off, if I a may say so. They are a good bit different and I'd select the OCZ 600W if I was buying a new one, but that one he has now will do just fine for G80/R600. Possible even SLi/CF of those models. Maybe...

You need to look at the total sustainable wattage across ALL rails. You can't just add the amps together because that is individually.

The OCZ 600W and OCZ 700W both provide quad rails of 18A. Makes you think they are equal and it is just marketing BS. Wrong. The OCZ 600W can provide 580W across all rails, while the OCZ 700W can provide 680W across all rails.

~Ibrahim~
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