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September 29, 2012 3:36:08 AM

I've just built this computer a week ago. Whenever I play warcraft or starcraft for 10-15minutes, my computer freezes up... no black screen or anything just freezes on the current screen. I need to manually restart it. This only happens when I'm playing games.

I'm assuming its the graphics card overheating. I've been monitoring it and both my graphics card reaches around 60 degrees when it shuts down and CPU & Mobo gets around 40-45 degrees.

Anyone have any suggestion or advice will be much appreciated.


Computer spec:

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100 92.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z77 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
Memory: Corsair XMS3 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Hard Drive: OCZ RevoDrive 3 X2 series 240GB
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI)
Case: Corsair 650D ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: Corsair 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit)
September 29, 2012 3:45:28 AM

Try updating the BIOS. I think one of the BIOS updates fixed the hang issue with the GTX 680, so you could be having that issue. If that doesn't fix it, try updating Windows, WoW and the GPU.
September 29, 2012 3:52:58 AM

All the drivers are already up to date. Still having this problem.
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September 29, 2012 3:55:48 AM

Try disabling SLI and see what happens.
September 29, 2012 4:06:52 AM

I'll try it out tonight and see if it'll crash. Thanks for the help.
September 29, 2012 9:41:31 PM

I tried disabling SLI last night and the problem remained. Instead of crashing 10-15min of playing the game... I was able to play around 45minutes before it crashed.

Is it possible that my PSU isn't good enough? I'm not sure what else is the problem... I don't think 60 degrees on my graphics card is that hot. My previous GTX 570 was running around 70+ degrees.

September 29, 2012 10:01:07 PM

PSU has enough power. Also, did you update the BIOS? If so, then did you download the driver for your SSD?
September 29, 2012 10:15:42 PM

BIOS was updated. I'm not sure if I'm updated on the RevoDrive SSD, so I went ahead and installed the most updated drivers. I'll test it out later today.

If updating the SSD drivers doesn't work, do you think re-installing Windows 7 might fix it?
September 30, 2012 4:28:24 AM

Updated SSD drivers... didn't work. Still the same problem. Also, reinstalled Window and didn't work.

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September 30, 2012 4:16:09 PM

Anyone else with any other suggestions?
October 1, 2012 4:00:05 AM

I ran Furmark burn in 1920 and computer froze after 3-5minutes. All the drivers are updated, and it doesn't seem to be a software issue. Which hardware do you think is the most likely cause of my problems?

Sometimes it just freezes when I'm browsing in chrome and not during games. (Usually right after a restart from freezing during game)
October 1, 2012 5:26:05 PM

The first thing I tested was the RAM. Changed out my new ram with my old computer's. Haven't froze the entire day and also ran Furmark for 15minutes without freezing!

:D 

thanks for all the help
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