So I have Nvidia GeForce GTS 250, 4 gig ram, games crash and I can\'t even ctrl alt del out of it. Only choice is to turn the machine off, which sucks. I am over clocked and tried going back to default settings. My friend helped me build this rig and it has always given me problems. Is there something in BIOS i should do? Please help.
ok, the cpu needs to be set to default and see what happens. My guess is its the OC you have on it. Do you have a temperature monitor app like CoreTemp on there? what are your temps on that chip? What is stock speeds and your OC speeds? What is your voltage set at?
ok, you need to run CoreTemp on your computer and tell us the temps, and then you need to run Prime95. It should run for at least 2 hours. and you can do other things with it...maybe, since your computer is having issues. both are google found apps.
**novices should not OC. read forums on this and do some research.
Just do what 384-bit suggested, there's a good chance that'll fix it. Don't worry about Prime95 right now, just unplug the computer from the wall, open it up, ground yourself, and pull the little battery on the motherboard out for a minute or two, put it back in and turn it back on. Let us know how that works out for you !
I am going to do it. To get to it, i have to take out my video card. that aproblem? shouldn't be i don't think. Do i need a grounding bracelet or can i just touch the frame? isn't there a clip holding it in? Thanks so much. I will let you know how it works.