So I have an old computer and was trying to get the most out of it by buying a used Palit 8800 GT Super + 1GB a while ago for $20 bucks replacing my old 9500gt. But whenever I play any games such as Tribes Ascend or Batman Arkham on higher graphics (Max res. 1443x768) my screen freezes and my gfx card crashes and I don't know why. Using MSI afterburner my fan speed is auto and never needs to go over 70% and my card temp is always 70°c or under on full load.
MoBo: Asus M2N-SLI
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+
RAM: 6 GB
GFX: Palit 8800 GT Super+ 1GB
PSU: Corsair TX650 (Brand new just got this in case I ever wanted to build a new comp down the line)
It's definitely getting enough power and the temp doesn't seem high enough to justify the crash. It's only when I go on high settings it seems. Any suggestions? Please and thank you.
Is that suppose to be a joke? My computer runs fine for everything that I need from editing, browsing reddit, and gaming on mid graphics (League of Legends). It's only when I play things like Tribes: Ascend or Batman Arkham that my gfx card crashes which is weird.
No it's not a joke. I can't think of any other solution.
The reason I say this is because I've put in my old 9500gt and it works fine. It's just a crap card apparently and evidently/obviously a problem with the gfx card and not the OS software which would be a strange thing to think in the first place b/c all the problems arose from changing the graphics card. Another reason I ask if it's a joke is b/c could you imagine this thought process for just a second. "hmm, the graphics card is making my computer crash, but it was working with the other one...oh well better reinstall windows." And you wrote it on both of the posts I made....