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Help!!! Computer crashing after about an hour :(

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Last response: in Graphics & Displays
December 9, 2009 7:59:59 PM

Hey guys,
I am having an issue with my pc. I recently upgraded from a 19 inch widescreen monitor to a 24 inch. Its a Samsung T240HD. I cant play for more then an hour on my games ( COD 5, COD 6, Crysis) without it totally crashing. Everything locks up, and a weird color pattern occurs on my screen for about 5 seconds, which then changes to a black screen. I cant do anything so i must restart my pc. I had played about 6 hours Friday night on it with a Xbox 360 my friend brought over. Ran 100% fine.

I have the latest driver for my card....XFX GTX 260 Black edition. I also did a driver sweeper after uninstalling the old driver. I did not loose any fps, so i dont think its a too big of a monitor for my card. I play it with 1920X1200, 4XAA and everything on high and it runs as smooth as silk.

My dad suggested i bring down the resolution to see if that will do anything. After bringing it down to 1600X900 i was able to play a little longer, about an hour in a half until it crashed.

The card is refurbished.

When it crashed with 1600X900 the GPU temp was at 55C. Which i no for a fact should not make it crash.

Any help would be awesome.

Intel Core 2 Duo 3.00GHZ
X-FI Fitality Xtreme Gamer Edition
GTX 260 Black edition
Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit

Lots of fan cases so i dont think its a temp problem.

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a c 208 U Graphics card
December 9, 2009 8:23:05 PM

Power supply make and model?

When it crashes what type of an error does it give you? Does it just shut down hard?
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December 10, 2009 12:38:48 AM

Sounds like a card issue!
December 10, 2009 2:44:27 AM

This is totally not related to ur post but... You should change ur 32 bit to a 64 bit if u want to actually use 4gb of ram
December 10, 2009 6:39:02 PM

Yeah i know i did have it with 64 bit but way too many bugs. I didn't even see a difference with anything either.