I recently bought a new PC after having a junky one for 3 years.
I was extremely excited to test it out when it arrived, as it was a HUGE leap from my previous comp.
BUT...Whenever I'm playing games it will sometimes freeze, and restart the comp, or if i'm lucky it will come back out of the freeze but do it again shortly after. At first I thought it was my Power supply, but i replaced it with a 500w Antec truepower, and problem persists.
My GPU temp's idle at around 52c, and heat up to 85c when playing oblivion.
Could these crashes be caused by it overheating or some different problem?
Dxdiag if it matters:
Time of this report: 12/31/2006, 19:16:10
Machine name: OMG
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.050301-1519)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: System manufacturer
System Model: System Product Name
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6400 @ 2.13GHz (2 CPUs)
Memory: 2046MB RAM
Page File: 225MB used, 3713MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode
DirectX Files Tab: No problems found.
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Music Tab: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.
Network Tab: No problems found.
When your computer is booting up right after you hit the power button start pressing the delete key or whatever key it tells you to press to get into Setup or BIOS or CMOS maybe. it isn't necessarily the del key though you will have to watch for what key it tells you to press.
well, if you up the memory voltage and that still doesnt work then i have to suggest the possibility of it being a defective cpu. I had an x2 4400+ and it started acting erraticly all the sudden a few weeks ago. it would randomly turn off under full load. temps were fine etc...swapped my 3800+ back in, works fine. killed the cpu
i really hope upping the voltage does the job for you because now im back to 1 core
Well i changed the RAM voltage to 2.1 but it is still crashing.
Wich is making me lean more and more towards overheating. But why a gpu with a fan and watercooling unit getting so hot is beyond me. The fan is working normally...don't know how to check the watercooling though.