Solved System Freeze, suspect GPU (6950's) Tags: Radeon GPUs Graphics Last response: September 13, 2012 4:32 AM in Graphics & Displays Share CG_Gamer September 11, 2012 9:07:30 PM So about a week ago I started getting system freezes while playing games so I started monitoring temps in Afterburner and right as the temps for my GPU's hit 76C the system freezes Right now Im using a crossfire setup with 2 MSI Twin Frozr II 6950's, now that being said I should have no heat issues whatsoever with these cards (if you believe what people post on newegg reviews) has anyone had problems with these overheating? all clocks are at stock with stock voltage and fans are on max More about : system freeze suspect gpu 6950 Deemo13 September 11, 2012 9:08:27 PM What power supply? m 0 l CG_Gamer September 11, 2012 9:08:44 PM Rosewill 950w Extreme series read some reviews on it after purchase and really couldnt find anything about failures, but nonetheless it has plenty of power for my system is there any way to monitor PSU temps? m 0 l Related resources ASUS P8Z77-LK Suspect for System Freezing - Forum Computer freezes, suspect the GPU failing - Forum System Freezes - Suspect New RAM - Forum Random Freeze, suspect on mobo please clarify :( - Forum I suspect my GPU is a freak(in a good way), is it? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Best solution Deemo13 September 11, 2012 9:23:34 PM No, the PSU should be fine. Share CG_Gamer September 11, 2012 9:24:47 PM so any ideas? m 0 l zakattak80 September 11, 2012 9:32:32 PM hmm does the system freeze for a few secs then go black, then recovers as if nothing happens. If so then my single 7950 does this if i overclock at a low voltage. atleast that's what i have so far to be the issue. m 0 l CG_Gamer September 11, 2012 9:32:43 PM nah this is a complete system lock, have to restart pc, not even bluescreen I dropped my cpu overclock and RAM overclock and it still happened, tried upping voltage on stock GPU clocks to see if that would help but still happened m 0 l Deemo13 September 11, 2012 9:35:12 PM Also, 76C is not that hot. Mine went up past 85C in certain games before I switched it out. I had to replace it with a GTX460 (don't worry the 6950 is still being used) m 0 l CG_Gamer September 11, 2012 9:37:27 PM one of the fan blades is missing on the warmer card so that would probably explain the higher temps but I cant explain the system hang, and its only on some games NFS Shft 2, Dirt 3, Skyrim* *these are all on an eyefinity setup res 6024x1080 m 0 l CG_Gamer September 12, 2012 2:59:35 PM So upon further testing Ive isolated what i think is the problem I disabled crossfire and was playing BF3, temps got up to the threshold of the 77-79C area and system locked but this time it was just the driver that failed so more than likely i have a bad card, but how can I go about fixing the problem? m 0 l Deemo13 September 12, 2012 3:26:19 PM Are your cards overclocked? Try one at a time. m 0 l CG_Gamer September 12, 2012 3:31:55 PM no overclock, just did that and only one causes the problem m 0 l CG_Gamer September 13, 2012 4:28:19 AM So I pulled the bad card out and the system is much more stable, MSI granted me an RMA so hopefully ill have a new stable card here shortly m 0 l CG_Gamer September 13, 2012 4:32:35 AM Best answer selected by CG_Gamer. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solvedwhat should or can i do if system bios update was interrupted by power loss? (now unit will not boot..suspect corrupted bios) Forum SolvedLaptop backlight not working (sometimes), suspect dying GPU Forum PC acting wierd - I suspect a dying GPU Forum SolvedSystem freezes at welcome/login screen after installing GPU Forum Low performance on my system (suspecting my XFX 7870 GPU) Forum System freeze after GPU upgrade! Forum Having issues which I suspect are to do with faulty RAM (possibly leading corrupted system files) Forum SolvedGame freeze after installation of a new gpu Forum (Fixed!) Sudden No Signal on monitor, suspect GPU Forum SolvedMy system seems to freeze. Cant seem to pinpoint the issue. Forum SolvedTotal System Freeze...Windows 8 pro Forum Solvedsuspected faulty gpu Forum SolvedEnabling XMP causes system freeze... Forum SolvedEnabling XMP causes system freeze... Forum SolvedGraphics card driver is making my system freeze after welcome Forum More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !