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: Forumwhy does my geforce 8800 gtx xxx hard freezes my comp all the time? ForumNVidia GeForce 8800GTX (PCI-E) and nVidia GeForce 6200 (PCI) - Freeze ForumNVidia GeForce 8800 GTX ForumStrange problem with nVidia GTX8800 Ultra ( Freeze /lock) ForumGeForce GTX 260 comp freezes, help! Forum2900XT And 8800GTX Crysis demo bench ForumHelp my GeForce 8800 Gt 512MB is freezing ForumLow FPS and 3D Mark Results for Geforce 8800 GTX ForumNew Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT Surprises ForumGames FREEZING with new 8800 GT ForumComp freezes Screen turns solid green or purple Forum2x nvidia geforce 8800gtx ? ForumNVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX Problem ForumComplex graphics are causing my 8800 gt to freeze ... help ForumNvidia Geforce 8800 GTX (Gaming) ?? ForumComp shuts down while playing Modern Warfare 2 ForumPlease help me choosing a GFX Card ForumWhich NVIDIA 240 card would be best for a PhysX hack in an Ati set up? ForumIs nvidia 9500gt is capable of running latest games ForumJagged shadow and max settings palit geforce gtx 275 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 !