Hi everyone!!! I just got an MSI GTX 260 Twin Frozr OC. Ever since I had it ive been getting nothing but freezing in my games. Although i'll have a smooth 60fps in game, every few seconds the game will freeze and then go back to normal. I've tested everything: memtest, cpu stability test, chkdsk, and even RMA the videocard. My power supply is a Truepower Quattro 850W. I know that it has 4 +12v rails each running at 18A. Is this not enough to power the video card? I've had the power supply for almost 2 years so is it possibly dying??
Ok first, to zipzoomflyhigh, the reason I got rid of them was because they ran too hot for me. I also didnt RMA the PSU, I RMA'd the video card!!! The PSU is antec not thermaltake (have no idea where u got that). To wa1, i tried different cables and it did me not good, also have no other computer to try it on. All drivers are up to date.
Do not OC your PC
Update your BIOS
Update your drivers
Make sure you remove all existing GPU driver
Install new driver
For your GPU power: Use the 8PIn/6 Pin GPU connector that is hard-wired from the Antec Quatro 850. That what i use on my PC. Antec Quatro has a pair of hard-wired PCIE 8/6 connector. Use it to power your GPU.
Again 850 Watts is more than enough for your load.
hehe you know what the funny thing is...... I DID ALL OF THOSE!!!! In my tag, yes it says the cpu is OC, but I took it off. FYI the card, I found out, is factory OC. I tried underclocking it but no luck. And to everything else you said, yes I DID IT ALL.
Im gonna buy a new PSU to see what happens. I dont know anybody who has another one I can try. Not many 14 year olds do this =/. While im at it, maybe even a new video card. Ill try to make a deal with newegg....hopefully.
Thx to you, I found out the prob. Although I was playing single player, IT WAS MY INTERNET!!!!! Since im using wifi (too lazy to run an ethernet cable but have to now), its constantly sending a signal back and forth. I've played games with wifi on before, but whatever. I unplugged the adapter and works like butter!!!