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RainMaker December 8, 2009 02:55 PM

GPU dying? Or ????
 
So, I have made no changes to my system and now, suddenly, I can only get about ten minutes of game play (on a variety of games) then the game and/or system locks up. Sometimes I can 'Alt-Tab' to the desktop and sometimes not. If I can switch to another app it seems to run fine. Sometimes the screen of the game remains, but the controls do not respond, sometimes it just goes black and requires a one-finger re-start. It only does this during games...movies, 'net surfing, music, everything else runs perfectly. Any ideas? Any way to diagnose the GPU?

Many thanks in advance for your help.

~RainMaker

Sushi Warrior December 8, 2009 03:49 PM

Overheating or driver issues.

clone63 December 8, 2009 09:53 PM

On a variety of games? Not all games?

RainMaker December 9, 2009 11:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by clone63 (Post 299165)
On a variety of games? Not all games?

Correct. For example, it crashes on Mass Effect ans Witcher, but not Rome:Total War.

geokilla December 9, 2009 01:26 PM

Check temperatures and drivers. What GPU do you have?

Are you getting a BSOD? Or does it just crash and everything feezes?

RainMaker December 9, 2009 10:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by geokilla (Post 299421)
Check temperatures and drivers. What GPU do you have?

Are you getting a BSOD? Or does it just crash and everything feezes?

BFG GeForce 9500 GT

Drivers are up to date. What is a good temperature range to run in?

No BSOD, sometimes a black screen and sometimes just a freeze...no pattern to which either.

IRQ Conflict December 9, 2009 11:18 PM

OS? Background apps that autoload? How old is the OS Install? Do you use Driver sweeper in between driver updates?

BrainEater December 9, 2009 11:41 PM

Up to date drivers you say.

What version specifically ?

RainMaker December 10, 2009 05:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BrainEater (Post 299693)
What version specifically ?

195.62

RainMaker December 10, 2009 05:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by IRQ Conflict (Post 299688)
OS? Background apps that autoload? How old is the OS Install? Do you use Driver sweeper in between driver updates?

Vista Home Basic x64
Nothing exceptional I don't think, except Shaw secure (F-Secure)
Negative...what's a driver sweeper?

I will re-iterate, it was working fine until a few days ago. No lock-ups, excellent game play.


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