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Random restarts, faulty 7800? Help plz ! *UPDATED W/ TEMPS*

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January 3, 2007 9:21:11 AM

I downloaded CoD2 and was about 20 minutes into it when my PC randomly restarted, to be specific the monitor turned off and said "no signal to screen" and then I saw the BIOS loading up.

I can play CoD2 for as long as I want in safe mode (shitty resolution etc..) and so I thought it was just the game.

However I started playing Oblivion and after a few hours the exact same problem occured.

Is it a faulty Graphics Card ? I recently bought a 7800GT off of eBay. It might be getting to hot though. I'll try a 3DMark05 and see if it can get through that and then i'll monitor temps I guess.

Any help would be appreciated.

System spec:

AMD 3500 (Not OC)
Epox EP9NPAJ SLi
1GB Kingston HyperX RAM
7800GT GFX
Hiper Type R 580w PSU
160GB S-ATA
January 4, 2007 11:39:41 AM

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January 4, 2007 12:07:23 PM

It sounds like heat. Why bump unless you've come back with some information on the temperature as you said you would?

Why opn earth would you play any game in Safe Mode? That alone indicates something is very wrong.
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January 4, 2007 12:16:42 PM

Check the temps, and tell us.

Then get RivaTuner, and adjust the fan speeds to keep the card within a reasonable temperature range while gaming.

Also, c\totally clean al previous drivers, and install latest drivers.
January 4, 2007 12:57:04 PM

Quote:
It sounds like heat. Why bump unless you've come back with some information on the temperature as you said you would?

Why opn earth would you play any game in Safe Mode? That alone indicates something is very wrong.


I don't think he means windows' safe mode. CoD2 has a Safe Mode start up that basically goes with minimal settings.

Sprite,

You could also check your memory to make sure it's not bad or going bad, or your psu for that matter.

Does your video card produce artifacts while you're playing? That is a sure sign of overheating. I've had that problem before.

What was your video card before the ebay 7800?
January 4, 2007 3:54:19 PM

My card before the 7800 was an X800XT (not much of an upgrade but got the 7800GT for a mate and im trying to get a rig together for him)

I'll try and post temps later but im half way through doing English Literature Coursework and 3DMark is still downloading, i'll do a memtest86 whilst im busy though.

Thanks for help so far and the reason i bumped is because i wasnt sure if it was temps or not. Sheesh.
January 5, 2007 6:13:19 PM

Update:

Temps according to:

PC Wizard 06
Idle 51°C
Run Find Max Core @ 450MHz 69°C


ATITool
Idle 44°C
Run Find Max Core @ 450MHz 71°C


Nvidia Control Panel
Idle 44°C
Run Find Max Core @ 450MHz 71°C


And then an ATITool log during CoD2:

Quote:
2007-01-05 19:56:05 I Temperature: GPU: 45.0°C GPU environment: 0.0°C
2007-01-05 19:56:10 I Temperature: GPU: 45.0°C GPU environment: 0.0°C
2007-01-05 19:56:15 I Temperature: GPU: 45.0°C GPU environment: 0.0°C
2007-01-05 19:56:20 I Temperature: GPU: 45.0°C GPU environment: 0.0°C
2007-01-05 19:56:25 I Temperature: GPU: 44.0°C GPU environment: 0.0°C
2007-01-05 19:56:30 I Temperature: GPU: 45.0°C GPU environment: 0.0°C
2007-01-05 19:56:35 I Temperature: GPU: 44.0°C GPU environment: 0.0°C
2007-01-05 19:56:40 I Temperature: GPU: 44.0°C GPU environment: 0.0°C
2007-01-05 19:56:45 I Temperature: GPU: 44.0°C GPU environment: 0.0°C
2007-01-05 19:56:50 I Temperature: GPU: 44.0°C GPU environment: 0.0°C
2007-01-05 19:56:55 I Temperature: GPU: 44.0°C GPU environment: 0.0°C
2007-01-05 19:57:00 I Temperature: GPU: 44.0°C GPU environment: 0.0°C
2007-01-05 19:57:05 I Temperature: GPU: 44.0°C GPU environment: 0.0°C
2007-01-05 19:57:10 I Temperature: GPU: 44.0°C GPU environment: 0.0°C
2007-01-05 19:57:15 I Temperature: GPU: 44.0°C GPU environment: 0.0°C
2007-01-05 19:57:20 I Temperature: GPU: 44.0°C GPU environment: 0.0°C
2007-01-05 19:57:25 I Temperature: GPU: 44.0°C GPU environment: 0.0°C
2007-01-05 19:57:30 I Temperature: GPU: 44.0°C GPU environment: 0.0°C
2007-01-05 19:57:35 I Temperature: GPU: 44.0°C GPU environment: 0.0°C
2007-01-05 19:57:40 I Temperature: GPU: 44.0°C GPU environment: 0.0°C
2007-01-05 19:57:45 I Temperature: GPU: 44.0°C GPU environment: 0.0°C
2007-01-05 19:57:50 I Temperature: GPU: 44.0°C GPU environment: 0.0°C
2007-01-05 19:57:55 I Temperature: GPU: 44.0°C GPU environment: 0.0°C
2007-01-05 19:58:00 I Temperature: GPU: 44.0°C GPU environment: 0.0°C
2007-01-05 19:58:05 I Temperature: GPU: 44.0°C GPU environment: 0.0°C
2007-01-05 19:58:10 I Temperature: GPU: 44.0°C GPU environment: 0.0°C
2007-01-05 19:58:15 I Temperature: GPU: 44.0°C GPU environment: 0.0°C
2007-01-05 19:58:20 I Temperature: GPU: 44.0°C GPU environment: 0.0°C
2007-01-05 19:58:25 I Temperature: GPU: 44.0°C GPU environment: 0.0°C
2007-01-05 19:58:30 I Temperature: GPU: 44.0°C GPU environment: 0.0°C
2007-01-05 19:58:35 I Temperature: GPU: 44.0°C GPU environment: 0.0°C
2007-01-05 19:58:40 I Temperature: GPU: 45.0°C GPU environment: 0.0°C
2007-01-05 19:58:45 I Temperature: GPU: 49.0°C GPU environment: 0.0°C
2007-01-05 19:58:50 I Temperature: GPU: 50.0°C GPU environment: 0.0°C
2007-01-05 19:58:55 I Temperature: GPU: 51.0°C GPU environment: 0.0°C
2007-01-05 19:59:00 I Temperature: GPU: 49.0°C GPU environment: 0.0°C
2007-01-05 19:59:05 I Temperature: GPU: 47.0°C GPU environment: 0.0°C
2007-01-05 19:59:10 I Temperature: GPU: 47.0°C GPU environment: 0.0°C
2007-01-05 19:59:15 I Temperature: GPU: 46.0°C GPU environment: 0.0°C
2007-01-05 19:59:20 I Temperature: GPU: 46.0°C GPU environment: 0.0°C
2007-01-05 19:59:25 I Temperature: GPU: 46.0°C GPU environment: 0.0°C
2007-01-05 19:59:30 I Temperature: GPU: 55.0°C GPU environment: 0.0°C
2007-01-05 19:59:35 I Temperature: GPU: 53.0°C GPU environment: 0.0°C
2007-01-05 19:59:40 I Temperature: GPU: 53.0°C GPU environment: 0.0°C
2007-01-05 19:59:45 I Temperature: GPU: 55.0°C GPU environment: 0.0°C
2007-01-05 19:59:50 I Temperature: GPU: 59.0°C GPU environment: 0.0°C
2007-01-05 19:59:55 I Temperature: GPU: 60.0°C GPU environment: 0.0°C
2007-01-05 20:00:00 I Temperature: GPU: 61.0°C GPU environment: 0.0°C
2007-01-05 20:00:05 I Temperature: GPU: 63.0°C GPU environment: 0.0°C
2007-01-05 20:00:10 I Temperature: GPU: 64.0°C GPU environment: 0.0°C
2007-01-05 20:00:15 I Temperature: GPU: 65.0°C GPU environment: 0.0°C
2007-01-05 20:00:20 I Temperature: GPU: 65.0°C GPU environment: 0.0°C
2007-01-05 20:00:25 I Temperature: GPU: 66.0°C GPU environment: 0.0°C
2007-01-05 20:00:30 I Temperature: GPU: 67.0°C GPU environment: 0.0°C
2007-01-05 20:00:35 I Temperature: GPU: 67.0°C GPU environment: 0.0°C
2007-01-05 20:00:40 I Temperature: GPU: 67.0°C GPU environment: 0.0°C
2007-01-05 20:00:45 I Temperature: GPU: 68.0°C GPU environment: 0.0°C
2007-01-05 20:00:50 I Temperature: GPU: 68.0°C GPU environment: 0.0°C
2007-01-05 20:00:55 I Temperature: GPU: 68.0°C GPU environment: 0.0°C
2007-01-05 20:01:00 I Temperature: GPU: 68.0°C GPU environment: 0.0°C
2007-01-05 20:01:05 I Temperature: GPU: 68.0°C GPU environment: 0.0°C
2007-01-05 20:01:10 I Temperature: GPU: 69.0°C GPU environment: 0.0°C
2007-01-05 20:01:15 I Temperature: GPU: 233.0°C GPU environment: 0.0°C
2007-01-05 20:01:20 I Temperature: GPU: 233.0°C GPU environment: 0.0°C





obvioulsy something wrong, 233 °C ?!
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