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MSI 7600GS Freeze

By LeeUK
Sep 28, 2007
  1. Hello there.

    I own the 7600GS Graphics Card from MSI, and i've noticed that my games will crash with it. I'm aware many others are having the same problem.

    This has gotten worse now i have reformatted. It crashes within 3 - 5 minutes.


    I'll explain in detail:

    When i first got this PC, my games would run fine without fault. Then about a couple of weeks later, i noticed my computer crashing, but not much. It was something that annoyed me, but it wasn't the end of the world.

    These crashes were sudden. The game would freeze, i'd still be able to talk on Ventrilo/Teamspeak for about 3 - 5 seconds, then the sound would loop. Only way out was by a cold boot.

    This started to happen more and more often, until it averaged at about 3 crashes per day. But by this time, my computer would restart around 3 seconds after the looping sounds.

    I reformatted my computer today, and i'm furious that the problem has gotten worse. I can't play any games for more than 3 minutes without the crash.

    This isn't an overheating problem, or a memory problem.


    Current specs:

    Mobo: a2n-sli deluxe
    CPU: AMD athlon 64 3800+ ~ 2.4ghz
    PSU: Antec Truepower 500bp
    Ram: Kingston DDR2 Value

    I ordered a new PSU today, due to extremely bad reviews about my current PSU.

    Although, i don't think this is the problem, due to many other people having this same problem, with the same GFX card.


    ALL help much appriciated.

    Regards, Lee.
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    How about searching and installing new Nvidia video drivers? It's not usually a video cards fault, it's the drivers that are the issue...

    You can always try another card though
     
  3. LeeUK

    LeeUK TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I've tried every different driver combo you can think of =\
     
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Well then, it may be time to try another video card... A good time to upgrade
     
  5. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    A bad or crummy psu can cause all kinds of troubles. Tell us how the new one does.
     
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