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Computer Crash When Running Graphics Intensive Fullscreen Games

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  • Call of Duty
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a b U Graphics card
April 26, 2010 5:28:13 AM

I've had this problem ever since i built it, When playing a fullscreen game, the screen will go black, and show "no input" sound will run for a few sec. then loop. Force shutdown is the only way out. Turning down the resolution reduces the frequency, but i've had CoD crash on 800x600. Today it also started lagging every 3 seconds. Any Suggestions?
This happens with:
Crysis Warhead
Crysis
CoD 4
Unreal Tournament 3 Demo

This DOES NOT happen with:
Plants Vs. Zombies
Need For Speed: Most Wanted
Halo
Maplestory
Airrivals

My rig:
MoBo: ASUS P5Q3
CPU: C2D E8400
GPU: EAH4870
RAM: 2Gx2 Transcend DDR3 1333
PSU: BeQuiet! 550w
HDD: WD500 green 7200rpm

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April 26, 2010 5:41:28 AM

What kind of temps is your gpu putting out on the graphics intensive games? It could be that the graphics card is overheating, hence your issue on some games.
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a c 169 U Graphics card
April 26, 2010 6:14:26 AM

Yup check your VGA temps in both idle and load(with GPU-Z or from "Overdrive tab"in Catalyst control center)
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May 24, 2010 9:48:11 AM

Aprox 50idle/70ish under load i think.... 47~52 idle, though mostly 49~52
Also, it's a hit or miss kinda thing.... sometimes i can play for hours, sometimes minutes.

P.S. was told it may be under-powered. I have
2 12cm stock fans (@ front and back of GPU)
1 12cm LED fan
1 15cm LED fan (Exhaust beside GPU)
2 12cm Higher powered fans (Moves about as much air as a 15cm)
1 4 Chanel fan controller (Has 2 LEDs)

Could this be the case?
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May 31, 2010 5:04:10 AM

HelpPlease?
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a c 376 U Graphics card
May 31, 2010 5:49:01 AM

My guess would be your power supply can't handle the card. It's good enough for when the card is just handling windows and 2D games and older 3d games. Once you start running current 3D games that stress the card it needs more power to function which your PSU cannot handle in a stable manner.
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May 31, 2010 7:40:39 AM

Thanks D: I guess i'll have to look into that
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June 7, 2010 12:34:36 AM

How much power do you think i'll need?
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June 17, 2010 12:54:43 AM

Best answer selected by xcmer.
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