Nvidia (eVGA) 7600gt freezing quite often in games

By AhrenBa
Jul 22, 2007
  1. Hello,

    I have an Nvidia (eVGA) 7600gt graphics card running the latest Forceware drivers. I play an online shooter called WarRock (much like CounterStrike).

    For some reason when I am in game, the game will just suddenly freeze for a period of about 20 seconds to 1 minute and then go back to working just fine. This will happen several times during the game. When the game freezes, I can still hear sound.

    It does not freeze when in just regular Windows OS.

    Why would it be doing this? I have not had a chance to test it in other games, but my friends say that they have never experienced a freeze up like that in WarRock. Any solutions?

    I have had this card for about 8-9 months and have never had it happen. It has only now started happening.

    Also, one other question about the fan on a GPU. Is it supposed to suck air inward (toward the card) or blow outward (away from card)?

  2. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,481   +44

    Firstly, what are your pc specs? To your question about fans, some are designed to blow air out the back of your case, but most fans blow air off of your card by either blowing cooler air towards your card or blowing hot air off the heatsink.
  3. AhrenBa

    AhrenBa TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    Woops, sorry about not listing specs. The only reason I didn't was because I have had this card for about 8 months, and the problem has started happening only recently on the same hardware.

    Dell 4700
    512MB RAM
    80GB Hard Drive
    305w PSU with dual +18v rails (the card has worked fine on this)
    Pentium 4 2.8ghz
  4. kpo6969

    kpo6969 TS Maniac Posts: 710

    What OS?
    XP add another 512mb ram
    Vista add another 1GB+ ram
  5. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,481   +44

    Im pretty sure he's using xp.

    Do you have a tool to say how hot your card is getting?
  6. onecoolkat

    onecoolkat TS Rookie

    Don't forget this cards power supply requirements list a minimum rating of 350w;
    Recommends 425w.
    Also do some internet tests on quality and speed. This has caused me similar freezes in online game playing.
    dslreports. com/stest
    speedtest. net
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