I just had a weird problem and I haven't found anything similar on the Forums... I buit my new system 1 month ago and everything was fine till now. I was playing the Crysis demo when I had a hard freeze (the pc just stopped instantly as if I had a power failure). I tried it again and it did it again.
I don't understand because I am playing without a hitch games like oblivion, Rainbow six vegas, Bioshock.
Now, I did some testing with Coretemp and Everest and while playing Crysis my temps looked pretty normal (cpu 38-40 degre and GPU 65-70) I would suspect a heating problem anyway because I played Crysis for more than an hour with my case open and everything was fine till I closed it because I tought it was ok and it hard freezed again 5 minutes later... I ran 3dmark06 and everest stress test and it looks ok.
My north bridge heatsink is burning hot but it has been since I built the rig and I read it is "normal" for an asus p5n32-e sli. Is it possible that this is the cause of it?? Or can it be the power supply that isn't providing enough power??
I use vista home premium 32 bit and the new Nvidia forceware 1.62 drivers
I was playing with every setting to High but the auto detect was putting me on very high.
What really bugs me is that it did occured once while playing S.T.A.L.K.E.R with the ultra graphic mod. As I said, the north bridge is really hot and/or it might be a power problem because my computer just shutdown instantly?
When I boot back up, I get the Windows screen asking which way to boot (safe or normal) I boot normally and everything looks fine again. I'm really confused Any ideas??