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Computer crashes when playing certain games.

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  1. sik105

    sik105 Thread Starter

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    OK so my computer just crashes the whole computer, the screen turns into a garbled mess, sound keeps looping when i'm playing some certain games like TES 3 and 4, Crysis and some others. So i recently bought a new video card that is so big it barely fits in my case, wants 450 watts of power (i have 650W) so maybe it sucks it all away, it has a huge fan so overheating should not be.

    Before i bought this video card i did not have this problem.Is there any fix other than putting back my old video cards?

    DirectX 10
    Vista Ultimate


    hardware

    video card 8800GTX
    CPU Intel core 2quad CPU Q9400 @2.66GHz
    3326 MB RAM
    650 Watts of power
     
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    First, do the games work with your old video card? If they do then their is something with the new card. My games used to freeze and crash because of overheating, try cleaning EVERYTHING, some things you might need to briefly take apart to get all the fans free of dust. Also have you installed the correct drivers for everything?
     
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    sik105 Thread Starter

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    Yes, they worked, but my old video card was 128mb, my new one is 768mb, so i really don't want to put back my old one.

    This (768mb) video card was also in my old computer that was a lot weaker than my current, it did not work there either. (crashes!)

    So i recently got a new computer ( specs in first post). Won't work here too. Crashes with demanding games.

    I have correct drivers and everything. Insides are clean. So my guess is that because this card is HUGE, i mean i had to rip out a hard disk slot to fit it in, so it blocks cooling or i have too little power. The video card wants 450 watts and i have 650 watts.
     
  4. gaftop1

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    if it doesn't work in any of your computers. should tell you something.
    send it back
     
  5. sup2a

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    watts mean nothing, if you have a rubbish power supply there wont be enough Amps on the 12V rail, check your power supply, and reply with how many "A"s are on the "12V" rail. I dont know how much the card takes up but its a massive card, i bet someone here would know, google it quickly and you may just find what your looking for. There a very slight possibility that the card is getting some sort of interference being so close to other parts and the case, how close it it to touching something? also download Speedfan and check the temps, under stress just in case.
     
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