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My computer crashes and I have done everything to stop it

By andrew1990
Jul 28, 2011
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  1. So When I am playing league of legends every so often my computer screen goes black and the speakers emit a loud errrrrrrrrrr sound.
    The problem has gotten worse because I am now playing Dragon Nest and everyone hour of gameplay the computer crashes.

    I have cleaned out my computer, no dust what so ever, even have a fan at the side of my computer with the two fans that are already built in.

    People have told me this and that but no one is helping really.

    This is what I have computer wise.

    An XFX 750I Intel 775 DDR2 Motherboard
    8 GB of ram which are DDR2
    2 geforce gtx 285 nvidia graphic cards that are sli bridged.
    And an Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU QB8200 @ 2.33GHZ
    System is 64 bit
    Running Windows 7 Ultimate

    Now what I have tried is doing a Furmarks test and in 2 minutes I get to 100 celcius

    I have no problem dropping 300 bucks for a coolant system but if I have to do that I want to make sure that it is a heating problem and not a compatibility problem or something.

    Also I have uninstalled my graphic drivers and reinstalled with site updates from nvidia.

    And I have gone into my event viewer and found this critical error that is at the same time as when my computer crashes.

    Kernel-power 41

    All the variables are 0 though.
    The site says that this happens when the computer turns off unexpectedly and it fills in a 0 which means that it isn't a power problem cause that would be a numbered response.

    This is problem for me. And I might just be to deep in my frustration to be over looking or being able to find a way. I can't even find out if my gear is compatible with itself. I am getting some kool aid for myself right now. Please if anyone can help let me know I will be checking this hourly.

    Oh and also I have direct X and all required software for my games.
    And I have uninstalled and redownloaded and reinstalled my games multiple times but still have the same problem.
     
  2. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,435   +145

    Where?
    Depending on your answer, that's probably too hot. Actually, it's probably to hot no matter what your answer is.
     
  3. andrew1990

    andrew1990 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    it is on my graphic card.

    The top one stays cool at 47 where the bottom one seems to be getting hot.
     
  4. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,435   +145

    Take the bottom one out and try playing games.
     
  5. andrew1990

    andrew1990 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    That defeats the purpose of sli xD
    But if it is a defective graphic card then it better go then :O

    Though this same problem happened when I had one of them. Then I switched to the other and it still happened. So I sli them together cause it just didn't make a difference in the end.

    I will take the bottom one out and run through the ropes again and get back to you. Thanks for the help so far.
     
  6. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,435   +145

    I'm not implying that the card is defective, I'm implying that 100C is too hot.
     
  7. andrew1990

    andrew1990 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Both graphic cards get to 100c within 2 minutes.
    Didn't mean to assume anything sorry if i offended.
    So they are the same in terms of what happens.
    Your vote is for coolant system? :O
     
  8. andrew1990

    andrew1990 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    So with one graphic card running it still crashes though it took 2 hours instead of the 1.
     
  9. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,435   +145

    I'm going to guess that your card is getting too hot.
    You do know that 100C is rather high right?
    If you can, turn up your fanspeed.
     
  10. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +116

    What case are you using?

    What cooling does the said case have?

    How long have you been using the two cards paired? Is it doing it since you installed the second card, or have they been running fine until recently?

    How old are the GPUs? Have you ever cleaned them?
     
  11. andrew1990

    andrew1990 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I got a crappy case xD
    A friend said to upgrade that before investing in a coolant system
    I currently took one card out and it is working better but the comp crashes at 3 hours instead of 1
    So I got this case

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811103014

    And once that is all set up I will get back to everyone who is helping if the problem persists ^^

    Never in considered the case might be a problem :O
     
  12. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +116

    Your case could be your very reason for the problem. Especially since removing one of them gives you three times longer between crashes.

    On the face of that alone I'd suspect heat being the issue.
     
  13. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,435   +145

    Okay...his temperatures are 100C, it's clearly a heat problem.
    If you can or haven't already, turn your fanspeed up.
     
  14. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +116

    Sorry, I mean't on the face of it I would suspect his case (e.g. lack of cooling) was the issue. :haha:
     
  15. andrew1990

    andrew1990 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    So I downloaded speedfan while I am waiting for my new case and I set everything to 100 percent.
    Needless to say it didn't help xD

    Oh for the case I was able to get a XCLIO A380PLUS-BK Fully Black 1.0mm SECC/ ABS ATX Full Tower Computer Case Hoping this has enough fans to work xDDDD
     
  16. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,435   +145

    Wait, I don't understand why that's needless to say?
    Shouldn't that help?
    You can also clock down your cards. Or run your computer with the side off, and use an external fan to blow on it.
     
  17. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +116

    Now thats pure ghetto right there! :haha:

    Purely for inspiration.......

    [​IMG]
     
  18. andrew1990

    andrew1990 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    So I got the case and installed everything and still my computer crashes.
    I am playing games with speed fan on my monitor and I am getting into the high 80C
    Before I crashed.

    :/
    Is it just not good enough cooling or is this a different problem?
     

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