Got my new system up and running, was working like a dream until i installed COD4 and started playing... thats where the drama starts, but first off, system specs.
E8400 + TR 120 extreme (120mm fan also)
Antec 300 (also includes front fan and side)
Corsair 620 HX modular PSU.
4gb Ballistix memory (ddr2 800)
So neways, playing cod4, looks amazing. runs smooth as hell, until the game freezes, sound is on repeat (this is about after 45 mins of gameplay) can't do anything, had to hold the power button to kill it.
after that, boots up again normal. I notice that the gfx temp was pushing about 70 degrees celcius, so i increase the speed on the fan, so its idles at about 36 degree's under load about 40 - 50 degrees celcius.
But now the freezing has turned into a common thing. Can happen from 5 mins in a game to 30 mins in a game. Doesn't freeze with anything else.
So are there any specific steps i should take to try and find this problem? i've tried a couple of different gfx card drivers, no luck.
may be a bad card. It doesn't seem to be overheating. My old card an 7600gt ran at 95C during crysis and it was still fine. Your card at 40-50 is perfectly fine i have an 8800gts 512mb running at about 58at full load and 48 at idle which is condidered very cool for standard air cooling.Good luck.