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Discussion in 'AMD / ATI' started by Frick, Oct 17, 2009.

  1. Frick

    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    j0 all!

    Something's seriously wrong. When I play games, the GPU crashes quite often. Some games don't make it crash at all (mostly older games like Heroes III, Deus Ex and so on, but also D&D Online), but most games make it crash either like once every couple hours or every 5 minutes.

    When I bought my current system I didn't really do a proper install of anything. I basicly installed WinXP over my old install. That's pretty bad, I know, but I have several million bytes to save and NOWHERE to save them, so a clean install wasn't really an option.

    One wierd thing is that the game that makes it crash most often is Europa Universalis III, which isn't GPU-heavy at all.

    The GPU fan is always fixed at 100% and it idles at 35C. Load temps I'm not sure, but I don't think it's a lot.

    Anyway, is the problem drivers or bad software overall? I have preordered Win7, and then I will buy a nice new drive and wipe EVERYTHING from everything, so I don't want to mess around too much.

    Thanks for looking!
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    what are the specs (and how old is) your PSU... id say that would be my first port of call.
    also check your gpu temps on load... (vrm , memory etc...)
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    ATiTool doesn't even start. No idea why. When I run Furmark the GPU sensors show 53/59C, so it isn't very warm. VRM temps are not available. BTW, when I run furmark everything is smooth. It feels like it's software related.

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