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Old August 12, 2010, 01:45 PM
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Hey guys! Im new here, and i have some concerns before i RMA this card..

I recently built my system, and recieved an Evga 9800gt SuperClocked. Got everything built and running and noticed that this card is having some playback and heat issues. The playback issues stem from youtube and hulu, it will randomly freeze and the screen goes green, then refreshes and and error message pops up and says nvidia xxx.xx has stopped working and restarted. So I contacted EVGA about this and they claimed there's nothing wrong with the card, then my harrdrive died on me and when i got the replacement, it's like the card got worse. But when i game for even 1 match it lags real bad at the start-up then it's fine, and now when i watch youtube videos it will play like 15 secs then start buffering for atleast 30 secs or longer.. then it's all choppy and laggy. But the games are fine. I dont understand. Contacted Evga again..was instructed to disable hardware accel and sweep the drivers off and reinstall an updated version, did that. now it's still doing the samething. and it's not overclocked. Can anyone help me ? Im about to RMA this card and get another one.
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Old August 12, 2010, 01:51 PM
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we need more info on the rest of the system, is the fan on manual or auto, temps? pci-e or no pci-e power connector? if none onboard, and you got an old old or 'weak' mobo, maybe not enough juice?
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Old August 12, 2010, 01:59 PM
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It's PCIE x16 2.0, 600watt psu I have the fan set on Manual at 70% when gaming.. it doesnt work well when it's in auto, lol. i think my mobo was made last year, ASUS M4A77TD with socket AM3. I have gotten the card at the threshold a few times, cause it was set too low, I got it set @ 90C for auto off. I have my system specs up too.
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I would more likely say Crucial is the issue...I have a computer here in the shop that was doing the same and the guy ask us to send the board, when we test it it turn out the memory was the issue. Working fine with kingston and freezing in loop with Crucial. That's why like 99% of the user here avoid them like the plague.
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which mem should i use ? and my timings are 7-7-7-24
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which mem should i use ? and my timings are 7-7-7-24
If you don't OC try Kingston KVR, otherwise, G.skill, mushkin, Corsair, Patriot are all good to go.

Try to do a memtest first or if you have a friend that can swap memory with you for few min to see if it's really the issue. Computer are so nice that every single part can do the same issue that the one just under:)
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oh, and i have DDR3 too.
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oh, and i have DDR3 too.
That's change nothing crucial still suck
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ok i just did MEMTEST and it found no errors, so now my question is, what do i do next ?
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prime95? if that doesnt do it, set fan 100% and furmark it. goes down? either psu or as you though vga
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