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GTX 660 Ti Freezing while Gaming!

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a b U Graphics card
January 11, 2013 2:22:14 PM

This started on the 10th of Jan. I bought the 660 Ti in the beginning of December but now it freezes while playing games. I had finished assassins creed II with no problems so i moved on to Brotherhood and Revelations. Brotherhood worked fine till the end and revelations is now freezing. Now when i tried assassins creed 2 again, it froze! why is this happening and why suddenly! I even updated my drivers and i brought it it down to Version 306.97

Guys please help!!
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a b 4 Gaming
January 11, 2013 2:39:23 PM

Have you overclocked anything (CPU, GPU, RAM)?

It could also be an overheat issue though I doubt it
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a b U Graphics card
January 11, 2013 2:48:49 PM

EzioAs said:
Have you overclocked anything (CPU, GPU, RAM)?

It could also be an overheat issue though it

No OC
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a b U Graphics card
January 11, 2013 3:10:31 PM

If this is happening in every game than your VGA or PSU needs to be changed. Can you test your VGA/PSU in some other PC?
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a b 4 Gaming
January 11, 2013 3:17:42 PM

Is the whole computer freezing(like you have to reboot to get it to work again) or are the display drivers just crashing?
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January 11, 2013 3:36:49 PM

Derza10 said:
Is the whole computer freezing(like you have to reboot to get it to work again) or are the display drivers just crashing?

it freezes and get stuck for 5 seconds to 30secs and then comes back. It freezes more often when i look around fast and make quick movements
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January 11, 2013 3:40:39 PM

timarp000 said:
it freezes and get stuck for 5 seconds to 30secs and then comes back. It freezes more often when i look around fast and make quick movements


Sounds like drivers crashing... do you get a windows warning saying nvidia drivers have stopped working but have recovered or something to that nature? Might want to downclock the card some and see if that fixes it... If that does fix it... You will want to RMA the card. Sounds to me that your card is at the very edge of stable at stock settings, Most likely you will need to RMA it.

Oh and when you say it freezes for 5-30 secs... do you mean the image just stays on screen for that time or does it flash to black during that "freeze"?
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a b U Graphics card
January 11, 2013 11:57:25 PM

Derza10 said:
Sounds like drivers crashing... do you get a windows warning saying nvidia drivers have stopped working but have recovered or something to that nature? Might want to downclock the card some and see if that fixes it... If that does fix it... You will want to RMA the card. Sounds to me that your card is at the very edge of stable at stock settings, Most likely you will need to RMA it.

Oh and when you say it freezes for 5-30 secs... do you mean the image just stays on screen for that time or does it flash to black during that "freeze"?

the image just gets stuck on the screen, but the audio will be playing in the background. when i open GPU Tweak, it says boost clock is 980mhz. but that's stock so i havent OCed it. what should i downclock it to?
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a b U Graphics card
January 12, 2013 12:09:04 AM

It just showed up the that nvidia driver stopped responding and recovered!
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a b 4 Gaming
January 12, 2013 2:46:08 AM

Down clock it by 26 or something. .. clocks can only be moved by factors of 13. If you no longer get the driver crashes it means your card is not stable at stock clocks and you should rma it.
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a b U Graphics card
January 12, 2013 3:17:40 PM

I may have found a reason to all of this and why its so sudden. my comp has malaware :(  thats causing my CPU load to shoot up to 100% even at idle. I never noticed this as as soon as i start task manager the virus becomes inactive. lol. but on RealTemp it also shows CPU load along with temperatures. thats how i noticed.

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/65508-63-load-stuck-l...

If any of you know the way to fix this than go to the link above.

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a b U Graphics card
January 13, 2013 11:13:06 AM

Best answer selected by timarp000.
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