random restarts with 8800 GTS

I am playing ghost recon and have my settings at 1680x1050 with 60 refresh. After playing anywhere between 1 minute - 10 minutes, my computer will restart, it only happens when playing a game. Cruising the internet this does not happen. My power supply is the corsair 520 watts supply. What is causing my computer to restart?
Thanks in advance.
-Tony
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  1. How are your temps looking?
    Its possible you have a defective psu. :?
  2. Whats the rest of your system and the exact model number of your PSU. Which GTS do u have? Also as said above how do your temps look?

    Best,

    3Ball
  3. How do i find out the temp?

    EVGA 640-P2-N825-AR Video CardsView Pic EVGA 640-P2-N825-AR GeForce 8800GTS 640MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SUPERCLOCKED HDCP Video Card - Retail

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  4. Running E6600 on GA-P35-DQ6 with one hard drive, one dvd drive, and three case fans running.
  5. Well try to open your case and then look if its restarting again, if yes, you have problems with the temperature and u need more airflow in your case.

    If its still rebooting take from a frend a equally good PSU and try it that way, if its not rebooting then u have a defective psu.

    :wink:
  6. It doesnt appear to be your PSU. It could bwe a heat issue. Check your GPU's temp and maybe download cpuz for your cpu temps. Your psu has 18 amps per rail with 40 amps to the 12 volt rails. Does it do this in any other games? Could be a game issue. Check if theres any new patches for the game as well
  7. If this is a newly built PC the problem could be your memory. Have you ran Memtest86 on it and have you tried to see if you system is stable with orthos or anything? I would do so. Just to check!

    Best,

    3Ball
  8. I have the 821ar, and the first time I started it up, I had to manually spin the fan to get it going. works fine now. I think it's a heat issue. try playing with the side off the case and make sure the fan is spinning.
  9. Quote:
    How do i find out the temp?


    Nvidia control panel under 'temperature settings' would be a start, what are your RAM timings like?, I ask because although I do not have an 8800 my rig will behave in a 'similar' fashion (crashes back to desktop) if the timings are too tight i.e 2-2-2-8 as opposed to 2.5-2-2-8, half a nanosec could make all the difference. If it does turn out to be the PSU though it's got a five year warranty so either RMA it or you could try PM'ing XMS Yellowbeard who may be able to speed the process along for you.
  10. I downloaded a new patch form ubi.com. That did not work. I checked the temp. of the video card, that looks good...61 c. I looked at my timings on my memory, looks like 5-5-5-18. Still crashing on me. It completely restarts my computer. I also downloaded the newest drivers from nvidia. Not sure what is going on. A little frustrating.
  11. I installed an 8800 GTS yesterday in my system (it was previously fine). So far I have had 2-3 lock ups and 1 BSOD. I was considering RMAing the card and getting a replacement. However before I do that I just ran driver cleaner pro to clean out my old ATI drivers and I'll probably reinstall the nvidia drivers. Hopefully I can sort this out. My temps are similar, under load it seems to get around 61C.
  12. Here is the event log from the nvidia Monitorview before the crash. It all looks normal?

    Current Time Gpu core(3D)(MHz): GPU memory(MHz): SMART status: GPU1:(ºF) CPU(%): Disk(%): Network(%): Memory(%): Profiles loaded:
    2007/5/26 14:0:59 576.0 850.0 Healthy 150 14 % 0 % 0 % 28 % None
    2007/5/26 14:1:3 576.0 850.0 Healthy 150 23 % 0 % 0 % 28 % None
    2007/5/26 14:1:7 576.0 850.0 Healthy 150 24 % 39 % 0 % 29 % None
    2007/5/26 14:1:11 576.0 850.0 Healthy 150 20 % 0 % 0 % 29 % None
    2007/5/26 14:1:15 576.0 850.0 Healthy 150 21 % 0 % 0 % 29 % None
    2007/5/26 14:1:19 576.0 850.0 Healthy 150 59 % 26 % 0 % 32 % None
    2007/5/26 14:1:23 576.0 850.0 Healthy 150 59 % 26 % 0 % 32 % None
    2007/5/26 14:1:27 576.0 850.0 Healthy 150 45 % 70 % 0 % 32 % None
    2007/5/26 14:1:31 576.0 850.0 Healthy 150 46 % 40 % 0 % 32 % None
    2007/5/26 14:1:35 576.0 850.0 Healthy 150 62 % 25 % 0 % 33 % None
    2007/5/26 14:1:39 576.0 850.0 Healthy 150 62 % 9 % 0 % 33 % None
    2007/5/26 14:1:43 576.0 850.0 Healthy 150 58 % 24 % 0 % 33 % None
    2007/5/26 14:1:47 576.0 850.0 Healthy 150 55 % 100 % 0 % 36 % None
    2007/5/26 14:1:51 576.0 850.0 Healthy 152 69 % 89 % 0 % 36 % None
    2007/5/26 14:1:55 576.0 850.0 Healthy 152 57 % 45 % 0 % 37 % None
    2007/5/26 14:1:59 576.0 850.0 Healthy 150 66 % 22 % 0 % 38 % None
    2007/5/26 14:2:3 576.0 850.0 Healthy 150 70 % 10 % 0 % 38 % None
    2007/5/26 14:2:7 576.0 850.0 Healthy 150 61 % 16 % 0 % 38 % None
    2007/5/26 14:2:11 576.0 850.0 Healthy 150 65 % 29 % 0 % 39 % None
    2007/5/26 14:2:15 576.0 850.0 Healthy 152 47 % 56 % 0 % 41 % None
    2007/5/26 14:2:19 576.0 850.0 Healthy 150 54 % 36 % 0 % 42 % None
    2007/5/26 14:2:23 576.0 850.0 Healthy 150 76 % 1 % 0 % 45 % None
    2007/5/26 14:2:27 576.0 850.0 Healthy 150 62 % 3 % 0 % 47 % None
    2007/5/26 14:2:31 576.0 850.0 Healthy 150 62 % 9 % 0 % 49 % None
  13. The card came with a "Y" spliter that took two 4 pin connectors to one 6 pin, but i am not using that, i am using the PSU's 6 pin cord directly to the card.

    Anyone have any possible solutions to try?
    Thank you.
  14. If the computer restarts, it's most likely a RAM issue.

    Run Memtest to verify this, and if errors occur, increase the memory voltage.
  15. Is your memory running the proper voltage? Whats your cpu temp? Any other recent changes to your system other than the addition of the gts? Is this a newly built system? Do you have any old drivers from other cards?
  16. This is a new system so there are no old drivers. I updated the nvidia drivers recently off their website. I tried running memtest but can not get it to go. I burn the image to a cd and boot from cd at the post, tried doing it but it will not go.
    I feel like such a noob with all this haha.
    Sorry for my incompetence on the subject.

    -Tony
  17. I am at work at the moment. I will check the mem voltage when i get home.
    Thank you for your help with this. I really appreaciate it.

    -Tony
  18. I have the two sticks of ram right next to each other, the heat sinks are touching, could they be getting too hot and not enough airflow around them to take the heat away?

    -Tony
  19. I've had a restart problem like this in the past and my PC is somewhat similar to yours. My problems was caused by a couple of programs running in the background like McAfee, SpeedFan and even Riva Tuner. I don't know what one or combination of programs gave me my issues but it'd be smart to close anything that you or your system don't "need" to run. In other words another Windows issue.
  20. Quote:
    I've had a restart problem like this in the past and my PC is very similar to yours. My problems was caused by a couple of programs running in the background like McAfee, SpeedFan and even Riva Tuner. I don't know what one or combination of programs gave me my issues but it'd be smart to close anything that you or your system don't "need" to run. In other words another Windows issue.


    I will definately try that when i get home. Thank you for your input!
  21. Just because the PSU is new, doesn't mean it's not the problem. Try other games that requires the video card to spin up it's 3D clock. If you get restarts on those the chances can be very likely that it is still a power problem.
  22. Quote:
    Just because the PSU is new, doesn't mean it's not the problem. Try other games that requires the video card to spin up it's 3D clock. If you get restarts on those the chances can be very likely that it is still a power problem.


    I am not rulling out the PSU, i am new to gaming, so this really was my first game, i dont have any others to really load to test this problem, i might get my brothers world of warcraft and test it on my computer.
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