Hello everyone, I have another problem with my PC. This time the problem is when I play games, mostly TF2 and L4D2, I can play for a limited amount of time before my computer freezes, audio loops, and screen goes black. I can't do anything except restart my computer with my power button. It recently started to happen when I upgraded my GTX 460 SC to a GTX 570 SC. I have tried re-installing the games, but with no luck. Maybe you guys can help me?
My specs (everything is at factory settings, no OC) :
drivers are worth checking however I wouldn't be surprised if its your power supply. Its a very very bad one, its only rated for 570 Watts on the 12v and I doubt it can deliver that. on top of that NONE of its 12V rails have enough power to run a 570 on their own.
When my PSU wasn't enough, it simply shut down the computer. I would check to see if your video card is overheating (I used EVGA Precision) due to the fan not spinning fast enough. I found out my fan only went at 30% speed, and was causing stuff to overheat. If there's a lightweight version strictly for fan management, someone else say something. In the tool, I adjusted the fan speed limit down 10c per speed setting. What was once a card running 90c is now running 70c steady, and no crashes.