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Old 06-17-2006, 05:39 PM   #1
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Well I recently overclocked my computer and noticed huge boosts in performance. Only problem I've noticed so far is when I play Battlefield 2. Sometimes during the game the screen turns black then goes back to the game. So I go "OK its probably just a glitch or they'll fix it in the next patch." But when I play for extended periods of time like an hour it will just completely exit.

Sometimes when I load a new map the screen will just turn black and the monitor will shut down like it does when it enters Stand By. But I can still hear the game. Probably a video card overheating problem but when I most recently check the temp it was only 64 Celsius.

So does anyone have any programs that test the video card GPU like Prime95 does for the CPU?
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Old 06-17-2006, 08:46 PM   #2
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since thats obviously a videocard issue, id just try downclocking a bit since you said you overclocked your v-card
hopfully thats what you said :|? lol
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Old 06-17-2006, 08:51 PM   #3
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Yeah but I only recently overclocked my CPU. I overclocked my GPU a while ago. Could the two be somehow interconnected?
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Old 06-17-2006, 08:54 PM   #4
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If you have an nVidia card, use nTune. When I use nTune to adjust the clock speeds, there's a test button
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Old 06-17-2006, 09:05 PM   #5
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Just download the Coolbits, and use the registry entry, much easier.
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Old 06-17-2006, 11:57 PM   #6
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Yeah I used CoolBits but the results change constantly.

Is a 3MHz difference in core and clock speed really a big deal?
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Old 06-18-2006, 12:09 AM   #7
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Nah, not at all
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Old 06-18-2006, 01:50 AM   #8
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i hope u stress tested it after u overclocked to see that its stable, it could be your graphics card overheating which they can do sometimes whether u overclock or not, u say u checked it already was that during a game, say after an hour of play? that will get u up to ur max temp if u check it right after alt tabbing out of the game
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well as u said it could be just a glich in the game, since bf2 is full of them and everytime a new patch comes out 20% of the players can't get the game working.

But try running the vid card with the default clock speeds and see if the problem is still there.
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About the question up there, overclocking the CPU could cause instabilites with the video card for example if you up the AGP/PCI-E voltages also.

Since you then overclocked the GPU, you'd need to rework it, since the voltages are different and so would behave differently with temperatures etc probably getting a little bit higher.
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