I've recently built a new pc, to try to keep up with the gaming market and I'm having problems with my new video card. I have a ticket open with XFX, but I was hopeing you guys could give me any other things to try/test.
I can do day to day stuff ie. surfing the web, watching small videos etc. without any problems.
Problem: Running bf2142 I get artifacting and screen cut-out/pc shutdown after about an hour of playing. Running 3DMark06 the pc goes into like a sleep mode and reboot at the end of the deep freeze test. Running PassMark Performance Test I get artifacting, screen cut-outs and pc lockups 80% of the time after 3D test # 4. A couple of times I have made it to the results of that tester.
I have tried:
- Reloading the nvidia drivers. I have tried the orignal drivers that came with the card, 93.71 and 93.81 beta drivers.
- I have tried all these tests on just mobo, 1 HD and Video card with the same results to try to exclude the PSU. CoreCenteer only shows a .10 variation in the +12V rail during all these tests.
As far as I can tell the heat of the card never passes about 63C. The CPU temp never exceeds 47C.
My PC specs:
Core 2 Duo 2.4 e6600
2 GB DDR2-667 DC Patriot RAM
MSI 945P Neo3-F Mobo
WD 160GB SATA HD
Ultra X-Connect 500W PSU
XFX Nvidia 7600GT video card
SB X-Fi 5.1 sound card