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Help! My computer and video card needs all your help.

By FutureComputer
Jul 3, 2005
  1. Hi, all

    My computer crashes when I try to play Battlefield 2 and Guild Wars. When I get into one or the other game my video card crashes right away and puts dashes of color across the screen, then my computer freezes and i have to shut the power supply off
    Sometimes it restarts by it self and has an error report message saying that a serious error occured (or something like that) and asking me to send the report.

    I was wondering if maybe this forum would have something that might help like the under clocking. http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic27794.html

    I think it might have something to do with it being to hot.

    Could someone please tell me how to check the GPU temp.

    Motherboard: ASUS A8N SLI Deluxe
    Video Card: ASUS Extreme N6800GT
    OS: Win XP home

    Please help! :confused:
     
  2. compguy

    compguy TS Rookie Posts: 162

    Yes do what that forum said and your problema would go away. :grinthumb :grinthumb

    Sebastian :darth:
     
  3. olefarte

    olefarte TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,343   +6

    You should be able to check your temps in the nVidia control panel on a 6800GT. It might be your temps causing your problems, but my 6800GT runs pretty hot with no problems when playing games. It runs about 55c at idle and 65-70 under load when playing games, and I only have the stock cooler. If it is running hotter than it should you might need to add a case fan or two to improve air flow.
     
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