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August 10, 2009 5:18:18 PM

I play these games-
COD 4
Crysis warhead
GRID
Prototype
Mirrors edge
Assasins creed

I have-
Intel core 2 Quad Q6600 @3Ghz
4GB Kingston 1066Mhx RAM HyperX limited edition
Zotac GTX260 GPU
XFX 780i Motherboard
Western digital 320GB 7200RPM HDD
Corsair 450W VX PS

When i play some games will freeze and just not work, this often occurs after about 5 seconds playing, all of the games as pirate downloads except GRID, could this be why?

The freezing only realy affects mirrors edge atm but has affected all of them at some point.
August 10, 2009 6:02:11 PM

The power supply could not have enough amps on the 12v rail to support the gpu. How many amps on the 12v rail of that psu and what are the amp requirements for the 260?

It could be a driver issue. Do you have the latest chipset and gpu drivers installed?

It could be a memory issue. Have you run MemTest to verify the RAM is not the cause?

It could be a heat issue. Does your case provide enough air flow and have enough fans to keep all the components cool? Have you cleaned out the dust bunnies and any fan filters to ensure adequate air flow?

And the fact that the games are pirated is probably not helping.
August 10, 2009 7:10:05 PM

That psu is fine for that system, Try removing your current drivers, then clean it up with driversweeper, And reinstall the latest nvidia drivers

Also at what voltage are your ram sticks running? bios often defaults at 1.8,whilst you proably need 2.0-2.1

Highly doubt its the pirated games..
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August 10, 2009 7:15:50 PM

I'm with chunkymonster. That PSU is nice, but doesn't meet the power requirements of a GTX 260. The 450VX has 33A on the 12v rail and only a single 6-pin PCI-E power connector. The GTX 260 requires 36A on the 12v rail and 2 6-pin PCI-E cables. I'm guessing you're using an adapter for the second 6-pin connector?

It could also be an overheating issue. What are your idle and load CPU & GPU temps.
August 10, 2009 7:47:13 PM

ill b ben said:
That psu is fine for that system, Try removing your current drivers, then clean it up with driversweeper, And reinstall the latest nvidia drivers

Also at what voltage are your ram sticks running? bios often defaults at 1.8,whilst you proably need 2.0-2.1

Highly doubt its the pirated games..

How do i remove all the drivers?, and theyre at 2.2v
August 10, 2009 7:48:22 PM

chunkymonster said:
The power supply could not have enough amps on the 12v rail to support the gpu. How many amps on the 12v rail of that psu and what are the amp requirements for the 260?

It could be a driver issue. Do you have the latest chipset and gpu drivers installed?

It could be a memory issue. Have you run MemTest to verify the RAM is not the cause?

It could be a heat issue. Does your case provide enough air flow and have enough fans to keep all the components cool? Have you cleaned out the dust bunnies and any fan filters to ensure adequate air flow?

And the fact that the games are pirated is probably not helping.


Well i have newst drivers and have ran memtest, my case isnt the biggest but cpu temps seem ok, what are dust bunnies?
August 10, 2009 7:49:26 PM

shortstuff_mt said:
I'm with chunkymonster. That PSU is nice, but doesn't meet the power requirements of a GTX 260. The 450VX has 33A on the 12v rail and only a single 6-pin PCI-E power connector. The GTX 260 requires 36A on the 12v rail and 2 6-pin PCI-E cables. I'm guessing you're using an adapter for the second 6-pin connector?

It could also be an overheating issue. What are your idle and load CPU & GPU temps.

Yeah an adapter for 2 molex. And CPU load is max about 58C, Gpu max is about 60C
August 10, 2009 9:04:56 PM

temps seem fine, so is voltage of mem.

Can you try to give some more info of what exactly is occurring , and if its the same in every game you encounterd it with
August 10, 2009 9:07:59 PM

Also for the drivers you have programs who delite remaining parts of drivers (even after uninstall) You dont really ''have'' to do this tho. I useally keep it simple. I go into safe mode and remove the graphic drivers, then reboot install the new driver, then reboot again. And test it with benchmarks, games etc
August 10, 2009 9:08:44 PM

delete* lol..
August 11, 2009 12:31:09 PM

ill b ben said:
temps seem fine, so is voltage of mem.

Can you try to give some more info of what exactly is occurring , and if its the same in every game you encounterd it with

It simply freezes, and nothing will work except for ctr+alt+del so i start task manger and it says the game isnt responding. It isnt quite the same though, sometimes it freezes and then continues and sometimes it freezes and ctrl+alt+del will actualy fix it.
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