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Computer locking up and freezing with GTX 570

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February 11, 2012 5:57:38 PM

Hi there...

I'm having an issue with my EVGA GTX 570 Fermi card, my computer is freezing up within a couple of minutes in any game which requires a hard reset. Previously, my computer was BSOD'ing on MW3. That wasn't really an issue, don't really like that game anyway, but now its freezing on any game I play, and its really frustrating. Im running the 290.53 Nvidia drivers, and the card has never been overclocked. In fact I downclocked it from its EVGA clocked value to the stock nvidia settings of 735mhz and 1470mhz.

Intel i5-2500 x4 CPU
8GB 1333mhZ RAM
AcBel iPower 660w (610w true) PSU
EVGA GTX 570 Fermi 1.28gb GDDR5

Thank you for your time :sol: 

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a c 255 U Graphics card
February 11, 2012 6:24:58 PM

The 290.53 is a beta driver so you may want to roll back to the latest WHQL driver which was the 285.
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February 11, 2012 6:47:24 PM

Ok cheers, i'll do that and report back
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February 11, 2012 7:21:30 PM

Installed 285 drivers, crashed within a few minutes of entering a cod4 online match..help? :( 

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a c 381 U Graphics card
February 11, 2012 7:40:02 PM

I had the same experience with an EVGA factory overclocked card..... (Kept getting "nVidia driver stopped working" errors) ..... 20 support calls, 5 RMA;s and 18 months later they finally replaced it with a next generation "reference" card and problem went away. I don't know what they do to their factory OC'd cards but I'll never buy another one.

They kept blaming everything else (memory, MoBo) you name it ..... but the same box had no issue at all with an Asus factory OC'd card (OC'd even more myself to 25% over reference )....even added a 2nd one in SLI and no problems.

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a c 831 U Graphics card
February 11, 2012 7:43:55 PM

ProGamer643 said:
Installed 285 drivers, crashed within a few minutes of entering a cod4 online match..help? :( 

For a system using a single GeForce GTX 570 graphics card NVIDIA specifies a minimum of a 550 Watt or greater power supply that has a combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 38 Amps or greater and that has at least two 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors.

Your AcBel Polytech iPower 660 can only deliver 350 Watts @ 45°C. When delivering that 350 Watts the combined +12 Volt continuous current is ~28 Amps maximum. That's not even anywhere near being sufficient to properly power your system configuration.

That power supply is the root of all your problems. It is an utter piece of ...

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/AcBel-Polytech-i...

What would happen if your PSU can't cope with the load:
• bad 3D performance
• crashing games
• spontaneous reset or imminent shutdown of the PC
• freezing during gameplay
• PSU overload can cause it to break down
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February 11, 2012 8:00:49 PM

I am aware of that..but ive seen many people with this issue and they all have good PSUs?

btw: BF3 works fine now, cod4 still crashing
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a b U Graphics card
February 11, 2012 8:30:45 PM

Download msi afterburner and check your temps.
If that isnt the issue then its your psu; which seems like the culprit
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a c 255 U Graphics card
February 11, 2012 9:44:30 PM

I personaly have never heard of the brand of psu that you have. Where do you live? I think that if the psu is your problem it's a lot cheaper to replace a psu then it is a video card like a GTX 570.
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a b U Graphics card
February 11, 2012 10:01:31 PM

PSU is garbage. You ask for advice and help, you are given it by someone with obvious knowledge of it and you argue with him? That PSU isnt even good enough to run an HTPC. Enjoy your crashing.
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February 11, 2012 10:41:25 PM

vrumor said:
PSU is garbage. You ask for advice and help, you are given it by someone with obvious knowledge of it and you argue with him? That PSU isnt even good enough to run an HTPC. Enjoy your crashing.


I wasn't arguing with him. It was more to do with asking if there were other factors besides the PSU, which i am lead to believe after reading other threads of the same issue.
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a b U Graphics card
February 11, 2012 11:52:53 PM

looks like 83c @ 75% fan speed? that picture is too small to see
that is normal temps as long as it stays right there.
your PSU is the problem. Buy a quality psu from Antech, Corsair, or Seasonic 600w or above and you should be set.
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February 12, 2012 12:50:06 AM

Yes that is 83c at 75% fan setting, and ok, looks like I'll be shopping for a new PSU...any good ones that are at a reasonable price and can accommodate a 570 SLI setup in the future?
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a b U Graphics card
February 12, 2012 1:06:48 AM

Seasonic, XFX, Antec Earthwatts, all good PSUs.
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a b U Graphics card
February 12, 2012 1:17:34 AM

850w corsair should be a good psu for your setup as well as run sli in the future without any issues
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February 12, 2012 2:29:52 AM

thanks for your answers guys :) 
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February 12, 2012 2:30:29 AM

Best answer selected by ProGamer643.
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a b U Graphics card
February 12, 2012 6:29:51 AM

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