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GPU temps causing freezing?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
October 6, 2010 8:25:03 PM

I have been experiencing intermittent freezing problems in Starcraft 2 and COD4. These freezes will come at various times and last for various amounts of time (usually around 3-5 mins). I checked out temps and my cpu idles at about 40c on all cores with its max reaching 71c. My GPU usually idles at around 70-73c and its gotten up to 87c. Could any of these be causing it?

My specs:

Intel Q6600 2.4Ghz
3 Gb of Ram
Nvidia 9800 GT
XFX mobo 630i

I got a little freeze while writing this.
a c 171 Î Nvidia
October 6, 2010 10:37:55 PM

70c + @ idle is too high, clean the HSF and see if it gets better.
October 7, 2010 3:22:36 AM

At some point, take the side panel off and put the tower on its side. That should improve cooling by a bit, and if it stops freezing up you'll know the cause and what to fix.

If that doesn't work for you, let us know which case and psu you are using.