Hello people of Tom's Hardware I was just making another post with a serious issue dealing with my GeForce 8600 GT.
I've been temporarily forced to use an old GeForce 8600 GT but every time I attempt to run a game that should easily be in it's range of capabilities (I.E. Heroes of Newerth or World of Warcraft) it will freeze and often crash shortly after opening.
I'm using a 550W power supply so overheating is not an issue.
Anyone got any ideas or had this similar issue?
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Just because you have a PSU powerful enough to run a 8600GT does not mean it won't overheat. You need to run a program called GPU-Z (just google it) it will tell you how hot your card is getting.
Check with gpu z your temps when you are gaming and reply.
I've been trying to check my GPU temp when I'm running WoW but I'm getting the same result every time I open it. Audio goes into repetition before freezing and crashing. Can't even alt-tab to check the GPU temp.
It's running at 53 degrees C normally.
I've been able to run Heroes of Newerth, a less challenging game for sure but it recorded my GPU temperature ranging between 53-56 degrees C while running it. Still freezes for long periods of time, sometimes crashes completely.
gaming = high system load = crash, so logically it may not be gaming but high system load etc, dont be so quick to blame system components etc
download and run some testing tools - memtest, prime95, furmark etc
also whats your psu brand and the rest of your system specs
Windows XP AMD Athalon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5200+ ASUS M2N32-SLI Delux Motherboard Verto GeForce 8600 GT Antec 550W GPU
I'll give some of those tools a try, any further suggestions are much appreciated
This thread has been idle for quite some time now but I am experiencing the same issue and was wondering how/if this was resolved. I have run GPU-z and my temps spike at 75C but I don't have data from an actual crash/freeze.
mine did exactly the same thing yesterday too. still trying to find solutions.