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9600gt freeze under stress

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
September 17, 2012 2:08:08 PM

Hi, I've had continuous issues with my new computer and I don't know whether it is the gpu or the psu.

I've ruled out the cpu, ram and motherboard.

The psu is allied 480w. It seems pretty poor quality. The 9600 seems to run fine most of the time, but then will freeze the entire comp if I put it under stress like playing crysis. After 30 or so minutes it will crash.

I bought an aftermarket cooler so it isn't overheating (60 under load). I was hoping there is a way I can find out whether I need a new psu or new gpu..?

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a b Î Nvidia
September 17, 2012 3:21:58 PM

What are your GPU temps at idle and under load (like when gaming)?

I suspect that your PSU needs to be replaced, but lets see how your temps are first.
September 17, 2012 5:46:41 PM

Temps are fine. 60 under load. It runs quite cool. Thanks. I'll see about getting another psu.
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a b Î Nvidia
September 17, 2012 6:21:19 PM

What is your idle temp? Also, how are you measuring?
September 17, 2012 6:22:34 PM

I'm using everest and confirmed idle using bios at 40.
a b Î Nvidia
September 17, 2012 6:27:32 PM

Understood. Sounds like the PSU is the likely culprit. Good luck!