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Old 06-05-2008, 06:12 PM   #1
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..cause your system to restart? I don't think the GPU getting too hot would cause it to restart, the application would just stall, until it cooled down. What conditions are there?

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The only time my GPU caused my system to fail was after I OC'd it.

I took it too far and my system locked up, got the black screen and then my BIOS screen.
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Old 06-05-2008, 06:17 PM   #3
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Driver incompatability errors, bad drivers, failing vram usually gives artifacts, failing core usually gives freezes, restarts (without bluescreen) are "normally" caused by psu so a dodgy psu "may" have a part to play depending on which gpu you're talking about.
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Have you overclocked. Does it do it at or before you desktop, or when you start to do something graphic intensive?
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Well, just my mates computer freezes and crashes quite randomly .. usually weird lines come up, grey or something and sometimes it restarts. I don't think it's his GPU temps, but I think it i the GPU ... so what could it be?
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Well, just my mates computer freezes and crashes quite randomly .. usually weird lines come up, grey or something and sometimes it restarts. I don't think it's his GPU temps, but I think it i the GPU ... so what could it be?
weird lines sounds like overheating/failing ram.

You say you don't think it is temps but what is the card and what are the temps?
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6800GTX .. Getting up to late 80s .. which is warm, but not machine restart temps really.
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Hey, i get the same problem with my BFG 9800 GX2. It isnt overclocked at all, but i maually cranked the fan up to 70%. GPUZ doent show any RPMS though.. But yeah, so i can play AoC everything max, but when i start Combat Arms (Closed beta) it just restarts the whole pc entirely. Is there a new rivatuner or GPUZ out since the begging of may im missing? I heard there was a driver for 5/31 and i cant find it. the one i have is from 5/2
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Over heating problem.

Leave it long enough and you'll start to smell it.
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Well, he says that it's always been like this, so why's it happeneing now? No build up of dust either.
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