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OS Crashing during rendering

Discussion in 'General Software' started by Matt18, Apr 12, 2007.

  1. Matt18 New Member

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    I am trying to figure out why my computer keeps rebooting during rendering. I can play Half Life 2 w/ graphics all the way up and have no issues. When I try to copy a movie over from my minidv xp reboots. It does the same thing If I turn up the graphics higher then medium in Battle for middle earth. My old computer would do the same thing while rendering a video. The only common factor between the 2 machines is the video card.

    It is a 256mb BFG tech Nvidia Gforce 6200 OC (PCI)

    Do you think this is the problem? Or is it a software issue?
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    It sounds like you are either having a temperature and/or driver issue, especially since it crashes during more intense stuff. How well is the cooling in your case?
  3. Matt18 New Member

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    I ran Orthos for an hour and 30 minutes w/ 0 erros. The hottest the cores got were 51c. So I would assume the cooling is sufficient.
    I thought that my problem on my previous machine was that the processor was overheating(it was only a 2.2ghz celeron). Now that it is doing it on this machine(e6600) I have doubts.
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    Orthos doesnt stress your graphics card. :roll: Im talking your VIDEO here. :toast: I still think your gpu is getting too stressed, or your having video driver related issues.
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  5. Matt18 New Member

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    GPU, gotcha. Is there a way to test it?
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    Sounds like a ram issue, since you crash when using some games and when transfering a video over firewire. Try running orthos overnight using the "blend" test so that it will test your ram. For video card testing I would recommend ATITool which you can get from the downloads section.

    Might just be time to get a better video card. Using a PCI 6200 on a E6600 system isnt a very good idea :( You should be able to get a 7650GT for around 150 bucks.
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    Why is it a bad idea? Just to old or inefficient?

    I'm not against buying a new video card. I was just trying to rule out other things first.

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