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    Re: 8800GTX Overheating - how to cool?

    Your temps don't seem that high for a 8800GTX. Mine was hitting 85ish C with the stock cooler until I changed it (which wasn't as difficult as I thought it would be)

    A cheap way for you to finish Crysis take the side panel off and point a house fan at the card(assuming you have one or can can beg, borrow or steal one)

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    Re: 8800GTX Overheating - how to cool?

    Quote Originally Posted by Reapsy View Post

    A cheap way for you to finish Crysis take the side panel off and point a house fan at the card(assuming you have one or can can beg, borrow or steal one)
    Tried that, didn't fix it The temps at the start were 49 deg, dunno what they hit but it crashed after about 10 mins :/

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    Re: 8800GTX Overheating - how to cool?

    As the other posters have said it doesn't sound like you have many choices left. Can you RMA it?

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    Re: 8800GTX Overheating - how to cool?

    Nope. It was a ebay jobby cos i wanted to get rid of my 8600GT with something a little more powerful. In hienzsight i know i shouldn't have, but heinzsight is a great thing

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    Re: 8800GTX Overheating - how to cool?

    Are you definitely sure it is the GFX causing the lockups? (Sorry, I have been reading and re-reading many threads so if you mentioned before why, I apologise.)

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    Re: 8800GTX Overheating - how to cool?

    No problem, and I'm not 100% sure no. It just seems like the most logical. It's either the PSU not giving it enough power, even though i know a few people with the exact same psu and had no problems, or my CPU is maxing out and crashing. It runs at around 30 deg so i wouldn't have thought that would be the problem. I ran memtest and that showed no problems with my RAM.

    A while ago, at the same time i got 2gb more RAM and swapped the 8600GT for a 8800GTX. Prior to these upgrades, i could play Assassins creeds with lagg, but my comp didnt crash. After the upgrade it crashes. This is why i recon its GPU. Also, I don't think it's RAM due to the fact that when i googled the same problem, people said it was either their PSU or GPU overheating etc.

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    Re: 8800GTX Overheating - how to cool?

    I'd try running a few tests again.

    Try memtest86+ again say, overnight and see what happens. If nothing, try stress testing your cpu with Prime95 overnight again (while you sleep). That should eliminate with a high degree of confidence, the CPU and RAM. If you have a spare good quality PSU, swap them around. and try again. I believe Moogle (a user on here) told me about a GPU testing program that he uses. I think this is the program he told me about.

    Nothing here is 100% but it'll give you a good ball park of where the problem may lie.

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    Re: 8800GTX Overheating - how to cool?

    Yeah, thats the plan of action tbh. Unfortunately i dont have a spare PSU, so i might get one of the 650W corsairs when i can afford.

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    Re: 8800GTX Overheating - how to cool?

    Did you say it only crashes in DX10 only games? Could it be driver conflict rather than hardware fault?

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    Re: 8800GTX Overheating - how to cool?

    I've tried different drivers and no luck tbh. I once tried EvE online with it, and it crashed in that.

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    Re: 8800GTX Overheating - how to cool?

    Ok, i dont think its heat. I took the side of and got a freestanding fan pointed at it, it dropped to 49 deg, i loaded crysis, it didn't even get to the loading screen where it says 'singleplayer' etc, and then crashed. I'll run memtest and Prime 95 etc.
    I'm stumped as to what it is now.

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    Re: 8800GTX Overheating - how to cool?

    bios updates
    chipset updates
    youve tried video driver updates
    directX update
    network card drivers
    soundcard driver updates (this can fark up most games)
    you could even disable the soundcard and test that way ?
    spyware scan with spybot and adaware
    disable anti virus and play games to test

    theres so many variables to consider

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    Re: 8800GTX Overheating - how to cool?

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamAnubis View Post
    Nope. It was a ebay jobby cos i wanted to get rid of my 8600GT with something a little more powerful. In hienzsight i know i shouldn't have, but heinzsight is a great thing
    Demz da beanz.

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    Re: 8800GTX Overheating - how to cool?

    Have you tried it without the 2 new sticks of ram? Only suggestings this coz you said it was fine b4 you changed the gpu and added ram.

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    Re: 8800GTX Overheating - how to cool?

    I've tried a BIOS update but it wouldn't work, not tried chipset or soundcard updates, however i am gonna try disabling my soundcard and trying it. I haven't tried it with only 2 sticks of RAM, mainly cos i thought if it was gonna be dodgy RAM it would of affected otherstuff.

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    Re: 8800GTX Overheating - how to cool?

    Would uploading my dxdiag help you at all? Just so you could have a flick through and see what everything is etc? I've updated graphics drivers, am just waiting for it to ruin everything like it usually does

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