Any Ideas?Using Nvidia 6600 GT and Screen freezes when playing games

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Billys Bones

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Every time I play a game the screen freezes and there is a 'stuck' noise. Sometimes this happens almost immediately, sometimes after an hour. If I leave the computer alone it freezes very quickly. Cannot use CTRL ALT DEL to end the programme and have to Hard boot my PC every time.

I don't think it's overheating as it is well ventilated and I have an external fan blowing directly onto it.

The problem does not occur when doing anything else on the computer, so I'm guessing there's a problem with the card?

If anyone has any ideas or solutions i'd be grateful.

Thanks
 

booyaka

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Any ideas what temps you are getting on your card?

It sounds like an overheating issue?
Get some temp monitoring software - NVlogger (something like that!)

If i doesn't lock up in windows etc but only when gaming then it sounds heat related?

Do you have the stock cooler on - or an aftermarket cooler?
 
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Billys Bones

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Got a monitor for the temperature and it is nowhere near the threshold. At it s hottest it's well under 100

Maybe it's a power supply problem?

My friend thinks it may be memory related?
 

booyaka

Moderator
could be a psu related issue.

Best thing i can suggest is use a friends psu for a few hours and see if the same thing happens?
Also might be a just a general memory (onboard the gfx) card failing of something.

Try isolating each compenent and running for a few hours and see what happens
 
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Sarah Nya

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This sounds exactly like the problem I'm having with my 6800GT, I'm getting a new case and fans soon so I'll let you know if thats what the problem was.
 

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