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August 13, 2010 2:56:16 AM

Hello ppl

A few days ago i got a gtx460 and this card is amazing, but my games are locking up my pc and I have to reset the pc, I got a new PSU a new hard disk, fresh XP pro install, latest drivers and still my pc locks when gaming, the only thing I haven't change is the stock processor fan, is this heat related? Thanks

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a b Î Nvidia
August 13, 2010 7:13:46 AM

Hello and welcome to the forums
Post your full system specs and your CPU/VGA's temperature on idle and gaming
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August 13, 2010 1:37:52 PM

Thanks for the time here are my specs

MOBO: Gigabyte GA-PVM-S2

CPU: E8400 STOCK FAN RUNNING AT 3.6

RAM: 2 DDR2 667 4G

450 HD SATA DRIVE

VIDCARD: ASUS ENGTX460

PSU 800 WATTS

FRESH XP PRO INSTALL ON NEW HARD DISK

GPU IDLE TEMP: 36c

CPU IDLE: 56c

GAMING: CPU 87 PEAKING 90 c

GAMING:VIDCARD GPU 39 TO 41c

GAME USED: UT3

THANKS FOR ANY INFO YOU CAN PROVIDE
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August 13, 2010 2:52:58 PM

YES I THINK IT IS HEAT RELATED PROBLEM
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August 13, 2010 3:09:49 PM

CPU?
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a b Î Nvidia
August 13, 2010 4:52:15 PM

Your idle CPU temp is quite high.Revert everything back to stock speeds and check again(your problem maybe caused by overheating or unstable OC)
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August 14, 2010 9:06:14 PM

I will like to thank you, this is what I did, re fixed the fans orientation, got the cables tied up, re applied paste on processor. and lower my cpu voltage, it was at 1.256v lowered to 1.17 and no lockups whatsoever. thanks for the help.
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a b Î Nvidia
August 14, 2010 9:26:24 PM

Glad to hear it, i guess it was an unstable OC which caused high temps(due to voltage) and instability.
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