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BirdRobin

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Some times when i play games, i suddendly get hard locks and when i reset my CPU, i get this error window that pops up the first thing i enter windows.
It was smthing like "Graphics driver unable to complete a drawing effect" or similar to that.

Overheating? driver issue? nvr had a problem with OMG 3.9s. Only when i upgraded to 4.1s and 2s. And also after i upgraded to 4.1, i pushed my graphics card to 500/350. When i touched the heat sink of the card, it was hot. RAMsinks too.

Anyone got this problem b4?

Athlon XP 1800+ 1.52ghz
Gigabyte GA-7VKML
Powercolour R9600pro Bravo @ 500/350
128+256 DDR266
Maxtor 20gb 7200rpm 2mb, WD 40gb 5400rpm 2mb
Creative SB Live! 5.1 Digital
 

cleeve

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Hard crashes like this are usually caused by:

1- Overheating (caused by overclocks or bad case ventilation)

2- Insufficient Power Supply (with that rig you should have a 300+ watt name brand PSU. 350+ watt name brands are better. A 400 watt generic is not as good as a 300 watt name brand.)

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BirdRobin

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Hmm im using a Top Power 370w power supply (that is if u have heard it b4), cooled by 3 fans. Its a brand name PSU.

So i assume that it is caused by overheating. Shite.

Athlon XP 1800+ 1.52ghz
Gigabyte GA-7VKML
Powercolour R9600pro Bravo @ 500/350
128+256 DDR266
Maxtor 20gb 7200rpm 2mb, WD 40gb 5400rpm 2mb
Creative SB Live! 5.1 Digital