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Game suddenly freezes with weird colors!

By hcgamer
Aug 18, 2011
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  1. Hello Guys,

    I am having trouble with my graphic card(nvidia 9800gts) it was working fine few days ago but suddenly a problem arose.

    When i start any game it opens smoothly everything works fine but after 1-2 mins it freezes with wierd colors all over the display.

    I started Witcher 2 to show my error it appears like this

    IMG_0297.jpg

    Scanned my computer via antivirus for malware but in vain.

    I am really confused what is causing this to happen or my graphic card is no more.

    I will be very thankful to you guys,


    ----------------------------------System Specs ---------------------------------------

    OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , 32 bit
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU 540 @ 3.07GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
    Processor Count: 4
    RAM: 8 GB , 4x2 GB
    Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT, 512 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: Total - 26034 MB, Free - 2918 MB; D: Total - 2580 MB, Free - 1446 MB; E: Total - 124009 MB, Free - 44764 MB;
    Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., H55M-S2H, x.x,
    Antivirus: ESET Smart Security 3.0, Updated: No, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

    Using Cooler Master power supply 460W.
     
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,454   +227

    It might be overheating. Does the graphics card fan work and come up to full speed?
     
  3. ruben1123

    ruben1123 TS Rookie

    is your graphic card driver uptodate? if not then that might be your problem
     
  4. WinXPert

    WinXPert TS Booster Posts: 527

    Try playing at a lower resolution compared to your current settings.
     
  5. MyPCRunsMe

    MyPCRunsMe TS Rookie Posts: 17

    try these..

    Download GPU-Z and monitor the max temp of your graphics card. It may be overheating
    Check for newer drivers
    see if your card is running out of memory pool
    also, check in the settings file and see if you are running the game on DX11. My computer set the game to DX11 for some reason when I only have a DX10 card.
     
  6. axelfoxx

    axelfoxx TS Rookie

    update or reinstall drivers and or game file
     


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