Nvidia geforce 8800 GTX comp freeze Tags: Nvidia Gtx Geforce Graphics Last response: December 18, 2009 1:22 AM in Graphics & Displays Share Anonymous December 17, 2009 12:37:46 PM Hi. I have Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTX graphics card. At some point my computer started freezing when I play heavy graphics games. Sometimes it freezes completly, but sometimes the screen just go black and the game auto shut down. But I can still use skype in the background. I've had the same hardware for a long time, but I recently changed the PCI-Express slot because of heat issues. Exept that I have changed nothing. I have tried RivaTuner to clock down my card to less then 50%. I use CPU-Z to see the temp on my card at all times. It usually never peaks more then 70 degrees C. Still freezes. I have changed out all internal fans to better ones and use a external fan for extra cooling. I ran FurMark to check the highest temp, and it went to 98C. So the questions are: 1. Is this the reason for my freezes? 2. If not, what else could it be? -Alex More about : nvidia geforce 8800 gtx comp freeze Maziar a b Î Nvidia December 17, 2009 12:48:43 PM Hello and welcome to the forums Have you installed the latest VGA drivers installed ? also what are your other specs ? jay2tall a b Î Nvidia December 17, 2009 12:49:24 PM I have always thought that you need to populate the top most PCI-E slot for video before any others below it. Why would you have to move it? If you move it back, does the issue go away? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer pat mcgroin December 18, 2009 1:22:26 AM Good question Jay. I was thinking the same thing. Not all PCI E slots run at the same speed. I have a pci slot fan under mine to help control the temps. It brought them down about 15c Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources NVidia GeForce 8800GTX (PCI-E) and nVidia GeForce 6200 (PCI) - Freeze Forum why does my geforce 8800 gtx xxx hard freezes my comp all the time? Forum SolvedHelp! Comp freezing // MSI Geforce GTX 660 GPU and solid gear SDGR 500W PSU Forum Nvidia GeForce GTX 660, driver version 334.89 - why does my mouse freeze? Forum SolvedNvidia Geforce 8800 GTX (Gaming) ?? Forum SolvedNvidia Geforce 8800GTS vs GTX465 Forum MSI 760GM-P23 Nvidia GeForce 8800GTX incompatibility Forum Strange problem with nVidia GTX8800 Ultra (Freeze/lock) Forum NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX Problem Forum Nvidia Geforce 8800 GTX How Bad Ass??? Forum Whats compatable with a nvidia geforce 8800gtx ultra graphics card Forum Nvidia 8800GT 1Gb SLI vs GeForce GTX 570 Forum 512 MB NVIDIA® GeForce® 8800 GTX or ATI Radeon® HD 3870 Forum Upgrde for NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX Forum Upgrde for NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX Forum NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX Tri-SLI Forum NVIDIA GeForce 8800GTX Forum NVidia GeForce 8800 GTX HDTV Resizing Issue Forum will nvidia launch Geforce 8800 GTX with half memory Forum Dual NVIDIA GeForce 8800GTX advantage ? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !