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Radeon HD 6570 Crashing

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November 5, 2011 4:50:14 PM

Hello all, I have another problem for you people to help me with.

I recently bought a new graphics card for my pc, a Sapphire Radeon HD 6570 1GB DDR3 PCI-Ex 16x. Though I'm finding my computer crashes a lot more often now with the new card in compared to the old Radeon HD 4550.

At first it crashed a lot (like every 10-60 minutes) but that was solved by replacing the old under powered power supply. Though even now it still crashes any where from 30 - 3 hours of game play. What usually happens is the video just stops and the monitor turns off and audio plays for a short while then does a glitchy loop, and the mouse and keyboard become unresponsive (lights and stuff wont turn on or off).

When the computer does crash sometimes I feel the heat sink for the graphics card and CPU, and the CPU is fine, but the GPU is usually pretty hot. So I'm wondering if my crashing is related to my GPU overheating. I've even tried down clocking the GPU From 600 to 500MHz which does help a little it doesnt solve the problem.

Windows 7
550w CoolMaster Extreme Power supply
Asus M3A78-EM Motherboard
AMD Athlon 64 x2 5200+ (2.7GHz, Overclocked to 2.85 GHz)
4 GB DDR2 RAM
Sapphire Radeon HD 6570 (600 MHz, 1GB DDR3 800MHz)
SATA 1 : 160 GB HD
SATA 2 : 500 GB HD
SATA 3 : 500 GB HD
SATA 4 : DVD DL-R\RW w/ Light scribe
SATA 5 : 256 GB HD (Slightly damaged so only 222 GB can be used(256 - 32 = 222))

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November 7, 2011 4:43:39 AM

bump. Anyone know why my computer is crashing? Sometimes even when im watching low quality videos (>100 MB mp4, avi, mkv, etc)
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