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December 29, 2011 1:59:25 PM

Hello,

when I play Battlefield 3 my computer reboots after 2-3 games. it just freeze and i have to reboot it manually

my rig:

GPU: 260 GTX
CPU: Intel Core2Quad Q8200
RAM:6 GB
PSU: Corsair hx520
OS:Windows 7 64Bits


When I play LoL it never crash i never get such problems it does it with Trine too so i don't know from where it comes from do u think my GPU overheats it's the only thing i can think about

the only problem is that i cant monitor my GPU temps because my crapy motherboard doesn't allow it.

do u have another suggestion or a program that may give me the oportunity to monitor my temps?

I tried GPU-Z but there no temperatures displayed

http://s4.noelshack.com/upload/13936075823043_capture.j...

Thank you

PS: sorry for my bad english I usually talk in french =D

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a b U Graphics card
December 29, 2011 2:31:13 PM

Use CPU ID HW (hardware) Monitor. Google it.

It will list temps for all your components. It will also tell you the min/max temps your cpu/gpu reached during a gaming session if you have it open during the gaming.

What about cpu temps?
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a c 175 U Graphics card
December 29, 2011 3:21:54 PM

You can download MSI Afterburner or EVGA precision if it can support your GPU.

And also try updating drivers and re install (cleanly) BF3.
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December 29, 2011 3:30:31 PM

I don't think a BF3 clean install will fix the problem because the computer reboots when i play Trine on very high settings(i red somewhere that for trine the problem is the game because someone with a gtx 570 has the same problem)

I already have msi after burner and it doesn't show the temperature but I'm gonna put CPU ID it might help

do you guys have a tutorial on how to use CPU ID it might help.

another question do you think my GPU doesn't have sensors for the temps.
thank you
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December 29, 2011 3:34:36 PM

You have any kind of an overclock on your CPU? try bumping the CPU voltage a tad or run prime 95 to stress test.
PSU a little small? 520watt might be a little shy...
Punch your numbers in here see what ya get for recommended size...

http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp

I just did a RANDOM selection of stuff (minimum stuff) using your reported memory, CPU, and video card and came up with 488 watts....
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a b U Graphics card
December 29, 2011 3:44:33 PM

Zbiba1 said:
I don't think a BF3 clean install will fix the problem because the computer reboots when i play Trine on very high settings(i red somewhere that for trine the problem is the game because someone with a gtx 570 has the same problem)

I already have msi after burner and it doesn't show the temperature but I'm gonna put CPU ID it might help

do you guys have a tutorial on how to use CPU ID it might help.

another question do you think my GPU doesn't have sensors for the temps.
thank you



msi afterburner DOES show temps,fan speeds,usage,fps,etc..its under the settings tab,you can also turn on "on screen display" from there.
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December 29, 2011 3:57:03 PM

yeah last drivers available 285.62

MY msi afterburner doesn't show temps i know it should it does it on my bro's computer but mine doesn't. that's why I'm asking you if it's possible that my GPU doesn't have sensors or maybe my motherboard cannot communicate the informations i don't know.

thanks for your replies though

any other suggestions?
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December 29, 2011 3:59:28 PM

try re-installing the previous drivers. I have had a driver (on AMD cards anyways) that would cause BFBC2 to crash out on me. If it didn't crash on previous drivers and crashes now, could be a bad driver update.
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a c 175 U Graphics card
December 29, 2011 4:03:55 PM

Try updating MSI afterburner to the latest version.
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December 29, 2011 4:15:50 PM

ru_1980 said:
try re-installing the previous drivers. I have had a driver (on AMD cards anyways) that would cause BFBC2 to crash out on me. If it didn't crash on previous drivers and crashes now, could be a bad driver update.


i can't remember wich drivers i was using before the 285.62 update but i know that it never rebooted during the beta...

could you help me find stable drivers?

and another question when ur BFBC2 was crashing, it was after 1-2 games or as soon as you started playing?

I'm gonna go out for now but I'm gonna take a look at your answers as soon as I come back

thanks again for your help

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a c 175 U Graphics card
December 29, 2011 4:18:23 PM

Try the new beta from nvidia? (290.52)
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December 29, 2011 4:22:26 PM

well i could I'm gonna try it when I come back
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December 29, 2011 6:10:23 PM

Zbiba1 said:
i can't remember wich drivers i was using before the 285.62 update but i know that it never rebooted during the beta...

could you help me find stable drivers?

and another question when ur BFBC2 was crashing, it was after 1-2 games or as soon as you started playing?

I'm gonna go out for now but I'm gonna take a look at your answers as soon as I come back

thanks again for your help

I'm not sure about how nvidia provides their drivers, but there is a link on the amd page that gives you access to previous driver versions. Try one of the older drivers our the newest one like someone already mentioned. If you also google 285.62 vs some other driver number you will get results for benchmarks and pros and cons between each.

When I was having the problem it would crash about 15-30 minutes into the game. I never tried the game more than twice. Just reinstalled the previous driver that worked. It crashed everytime since the bad driver was installed.
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a b U Graphics card
December 29, 2011 8:36:00 PM

A tutorial on how to use CPUID HW Monitor?

Just open it and it will show you the temps. lol
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December 29, 2011 10:42:42 PM

geekapproved said:
A tutorial on how to use CPUID HW Monitor?

Just open it and it will show you the temps. lol


oh ok so it doesn't work with mine beacause i don't have the temperature of my GPU so it's a problem with its sensors


When I was having the problem it would crash about 15-30 minutes into the game. I never tried the game more than twice. Just reinstalled the previous driver that worked. It crashed everytime since the bad driver was installed.

i have exactly the same problem I'm gonna take a look at the older drivers I think it's the problem

I'm gonna update my answer when i find another driver
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December 30, 2011 12:12:57 AM

i just downloaded the 285.38 driver and I played 2 games with no bugs i hope it's gonna last I'll update the topic if anything happens until tomorow

thanks guys
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December 30, 2011 12:13:07 AM

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