Hi. I own a 8400GS and i had Windows 7. I had random hang-ups and few seconds after, artifacts comes, but system still hanged-up. I can just restart the computer using power button. I though it was Windows 7 or something, so I formated and installed Windows XP pro and still happends. On desktop and during games. I dont think its overheating because the temp only shows 61 celcius idle, and it often hangs-up on idle. But when drivers are disabled, The systems doesnt hang at all. I tried installing a old driver and still hanging. Is my card is dying or....?
I have an EVGA 8400GS in my current backup computer (one I am on right now) and your temps are fine 61c is my normal idle temp as well (when the room is about average temps)
I am thinking it is your card possibly dying as that is the only thing that sounds right. How old is it and which vendor? has there been any other problems before hand, slow down, artifact etc? And do you overclock it?
CPU pentium D 920 2.8 ghz
Motherboard Emery (Hp Asus motherboard)
RAM 2048 GB DDR2
CPU cooler Stock
Video Card Geforce 8400GS
Power Supply 350W
Hard drive(s) 1, 250 GB
Operating System Windows XP pro (and tried under windows 7)
And yes, my CPU is overheating, but hits 60 full load, 40c idle (under bios and everest ultimate)