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#1 Noodica

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 05:30 AM

Around march or april this year i built my own PC. Not the highest specs but it gets the job done. these are my specs;

AMD FX ™-4100 Quad-Core Processor (4 CPUs), ~3.6ghz
8.1gb ram
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series
550 watt power supply.

Pretty much, every game runs fine but i've had a little bit of problem thats became more common then it used to, whenever i'm playing big games, my PC freezes for about 10 or so seconds, then it comes back and i get a message saying my graphics card froze but successfully recovered, but sometimes the PC just freezes all together. At the start it wasn't so much of a problem, but now its happening like 5 times a day and is getting pretty annoying.. could it be my power supply? (my gpu is updated) please leave some feedback it's greatly appreciated!
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Posted 07 December 2012 - 05:35 AM

Do you have anything overclocked?  Do you know what temps things are running at?   What's your motherboard?  Is it really dusty?

#3 Noodica

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 05:38 AM

View PostStylo, on 07 December 2012 - 05:35 AM, said:

Do you have anything overclocked?  Do you know what temps things are running at?   What's your motherboard?  Is it really dusty?
Nothing is overclocked, i know the temps and my motherboard is: gigabyte 970a-d3

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 04:39 PM

Make sure that all your drivers - chipset, audio, etc - are up to date.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 06:39 PM

View PostNoodica, on 07 December 2012 - 05:30 AM, said:

At the start it wasn't so much of a problem, but now its happening like 5 times a day and is getting pretty annoying..

Over that time, have there been any major system changes that seem to correlate with when it started to get worse? If it seems to be getting worse on its own, that's not a very good sign. Not that you should do anything drastic yet, but that sounds to me like a dying video card.

You said you know your temperatures, how hot is it getting under full load? How hot when idle? Drivers are one of the first things to check, and if it were me I'd eventually also try an OS reinstall as a last resort because that should reasonably narrow it down as a hardware problem, if it is.

Failing all else, if you bought it less than a year ago the card is probably still covered under warranty.

#6 Zerk2012

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 02:28 PM

View PostNoodica, on 07 December 2012 - 05:30 AM, said:

Around march or april this year i built my own PC. Not the highest specs but it gets the job done. these are my specs;

AMD FX ™-4100 Quad-Core Processor (4 CPUs), ~3.6ghz
8.1gb ram
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series
550 watt power supply.

Pretty much, every game runs fine but i've had a little bit of problem thats became more common then it used to, whenever i'm playing big games, my PC freezes for about 10 or so seconds, then it comes back and i get a message saying my graphics card froze but successfully recovered, but sometimes the PC just freezes all together. At the start it wasn't so much of a problem, but now its happening like 5 times a day and is getting pretty annoying.. could it be my power supply? (my gpu is updated) please leave some feedback it's greatly appreciated!
-Noodica

Drivers or power supply. Download driver 11.12 it's what I use I know it works although old, uninstall your curent driver, use a driver sweeper to remove all traces of the old driver, install the new driver, reboot. I would also like to know what PSU you bought.




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