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January 5, 2007 1:18:58 AM

My computer has been doing this for the last 4-5 months, and it's really starting to bug me. I'll go to play a game (Need for Speed: Most Wanted/Carbon, America's Army, Battlefield 2142/2, etc), and it'll run fine.

After playing for usually around 30-60 minutes, the game will just randomly crash to the desktop. It doesn't do it at certain points in any of the games, just random, at a random time.

I at first thought it was my PSU, as my PSU was causing all sorts of problems. I ordered a new, much higher quality PSU, and it fixed all the problems except for this. The PSU is.

AMD Athlon XP 3200+
1Gb RAM
6600GT (AGP)
200Gb HD
550w PSU

Need any more information, just ask. Thanks in advanced.

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January 5, 2007 1:23:23 AM

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My computer has been doing this for the last 4-5 months, and it's really starting to bug me. I'll go to play a game (Need for Speed: Most Wanted/Carbon, America's Army, Battlefield 2142/2, etc), and it'll run fine.

After playing for usually around 30-60 minutes, the game will just randomly crash to the desktop. It doesn't do it at certain points in any of the games, just random, at a random time.

AMD Athlon XP 3200+
1Gb RAM
6600GT (AGP)
200Gb HD

Need any more information, just ask. Thanks in advanced.


I am thinking HEAT is causing this.
Is you fan running ok?
Sounds like the chips are overheating on the graphics card itself?
January 5, 2007 1:28:34 AM

My cooling is fine for the overall case itself, I have a 120mm going in, a 120mm going out, an 80mm going in, and an 80mm going out. I think my GPU might be overheating though, as you suggested. I average 75 on load. From what I hear, that's average for a 6600gt, but I'm not sure. If my GPU is overheating, I have the funds to get the Tide Water by Thermaltake to get it liquid cooled.

Any other opinions?
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January 5, 2007 2:10:23 AM

wow wow wow
there is noo need to water cool a 6600gt :lol: 
just get youself a good aftermarkit air cooler that will do fine but it definatly sounds like overheating check your cpu temps as well

fans do die quite often
January 5, 2007 2:12:39 AM

CPU stays cool and low around 30c on load and 22c idle.. Gotta nice heatsink and fan on it. :) 

If it is an overheating problem, I'll probably just deal with it until this summer when I can afford a new PC.
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