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Crash and Blue Screen (GPU temps?)

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Apolloburn, Feb 5, 2007.

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  1. Apolloburn

    Apolloburn Thread Starter

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    Ok all, I recently built myself a brand new spankin' gaming computer.

    Specs:

    2G Corsair 6400 RAM
    Intel Core 2 Duo 2.13Ghz Processor
    ASUS P5N32-E nForce 680i SLI M/B
    Geforce 8800 GTS
    Sound Blaster Audigy 2
    580 Watt P/S
    2 120mm 70 CFM Fans, 1 in, 1 out
    1 80mm 30 CFM Side Fan, in

    My problem is such: Occasionally my PC just up and crashes. Sometimes it gives me a blue screen (Which disappears so fast i can't read it), or it directly starts me at the BIOS loading screen, as if I just turned on my computer. I have all the latest drivers for everything, and I have ran hardware checks on both my RAM and my CPU, all coming up negative.

    One thing that may, or may not, have an influence is that, according to Nvidia's little NVmonitor, says my temps are as follows when I am running games:

    CPU: Between 45-50 deg. C
    System: Approx. 35-40 C
    Graphics Card: 56-62 deg. C

    Now, I realize that this monitor is only accurate within about 10 deg, but still maybe its causing my nForce MB to shut my computer down?

    Side Note: I just bought some MASSIVE fans, and even with em running on high, the tempurature doesn't go down compared to my old fans at half the CFM. At all.

    Anyone got any idea's as to what is going on?
     
  2. Rollin' Rog

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    You can read the blue screen if you take the check out of "automatically restart" in System Properties (run sysdm.cpl) > Advanced > Startup and Recovery.

    Also:

    I can run a debugging utility on the dump files if you do this:

    1 > create a new folder on the desktop and call it "dumpcheck" or whatever you like
    2 > navigate to %systemroot%\minidump and copy the last few minidump files to that folder.%systemroot% is normally c:\windows. They are numbered by date. You can paste that address in address bar to get there.
    3 > close the folder and right click on it and select "Send to (folder name).zip"
    4 > use the "manage attachments" in the "advanced" reply window to upload that zip file here as an attachment.

    This might point us to a 3rd party driver causing the error, if one exists for it.

    Since almost all bugchecks can be caused by faulty ram, I would recommend you perform memory tests.

    Beginners Guides: Diagnosing Bad Memory

    Windows Memory Diagnostic
    Memtest86 - A Stand-alone Memory

    >> And a 'head-up' on NForce motherboards. If you installed the Nvidia Firewall (look for Network Access Manager in Add/Remove programs) -- this has been a frequent source of blue screens and corrupt downloads for those who have it.
     

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  3. Apolloburn

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    Ok, Heres the dumpfiles:

    Also, I will recheck the RAM but on the first pass it came up with nothing wrong, plus I bought high end RAM so that shouldn't be it.
     

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  4. Rollin' Rog

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    I need them in .zip form; the last .rar decompresser I had didn't work -- and zip works just fine.
     
  5. Apolloburn

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    Sorry bout that! Here ya go:
     

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  6. Rollin' Rog

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    Are these the most recent? They are from 1/27 and 1/29


    You might want to reinstall your Nvidia drivers -- or try a different version since the first identifies a display driver.

    The second could be caused by the first or general instability. Overheating can be an issue -- but generally I would not consider them excessive.
     
  7. Apolloburn

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    Those were the last time I crashed, I've only crashed like 4 times total since I got the computer (10 or so days ago) But I wanted to check to make sure.

    As far as heat goes, my GPU is now up to around 70 deg. C, but its been running for 2 hours on WoW with all settings maxed.

    At what heat ranges should I be concerned?

    *EDIT* Those Drivers are the latest from today.
     
  8. Rollin' Rog

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    I don't really know what acceptable heat limits are on your GPU; on a CPU -- that would be pushing it in most cases.

    I'll move the thread to the hardware forum, maybe you will get some more input there.
     
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