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November 21, 2008 7:31:43 PM

I just put a new PC together and have been experiencing random freezes where I am unable to open the task manager and am forced to manually restart the computer. I opened the side of the case, put a huge fan blowing in and ran speedfan and noticed that my computer stops freezing even when I left it alone overnight. However, when I run a game like Far Cry 2 or Crysis it always freezes very quickly. The temperature of my graphics card (gtx260) gets to about 60C on speedfan. I am running:
Intel Duo E8500 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

4 GB (2X2gb) corsair Ram(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

EVGA GTX260(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX mobo(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

It seems like this is a heat problem but I didn't realize that my computer would completely freeze even with two pc fans and a giant fan blowing directly into my case. I was told it may be an instability problem having to do with Ram voltage and my motherboard? If anyone thinks this is actually a different problem I am overlooking, could you let me know? Also, what would you suggest as a good (preferably inexpensive) cooling alternative to purchase? Thanks!

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November 21, 2008 7:57:00 PM

60 is actually quite cool for a GPU, especially that one.
Most likely it is your ram. Check in the BIOS and make sure your memory is running at the specified voltage.
November 22, 2008 12:37:03 AM

Yes like jitpublisher said 60c for the 260 is an average temp. shouldnt be any heat problems with your card, may be another heat issue like cpu or something but i have a e8400 and it idles at 38c, so that can give u a temp to go on. i would guess the same as jitpublisher said ram or cpu voltage issues. other then that i wouldnt have a clue. i have a gigabyte motherboard like urs cept mine is GA-EP35-DS3L P35 and urs should come with some software called Easy tune5 Pro on the MB driver cd. install this and you can access your voltages as well as system and cpu temp.
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November 22, 2008 12:50:24 AM

Did you do a clean installation of the operating system?
November 24, 2008 2:58:56 AM

joel17 said:
Yes like jitpublisher said 60c for the 260 is an average temp. shouldnt be any heat problems with your card, may be another heat issue like cpu or something but i have a e8400 and it idles at 38c, so that can give u a temp to go on. i would guess the same as jitpublisher said ram or cpu voltage issues. other then that i wouldnt have a clue. i have a gigabyte motherboard like urs cept mine is GA-EP35-DS3L P35 and urs should come with some software called Easy tune5 Pro on the MB driver cd. install this and you can access your voltages as well as system and cpu temp.



First of all, thank you all for the helpful comments thus far. I have installed and ran easytune6 from my hard drive disk and under the HW Monitor tab my CPU ram is reading around 1.1-1.2V while my DDR18V is pretty consistently 1.872. the +3.3V is 3.248V and the +12V is 12.365. I tried running Far Cry 2 and it ran a little longer (about 10 minutes) before completely freezing up again :( .