View Full Version : Possibly drivers?

03-12-08, 04:30 PM
My stats:
Core 2 Duo 3ghz 1333fsb e6850
Evga Nvidia 780i
Evga 8800gt superclocked 512
Corsair xms2 4gb ddr2 800 dual channel
Thermaltake 700w ps with suficient voltages on everything

I have monitored temps (all seem about right.. Mobo 33c, Cpu 29c idle gets up to about 45 on load, Gpu 56c idle ~72-6 on load)

I have ran a 3DMark and most time it just freezes and won't progress, but the one time it did go through I got a 11,900

I run Memtest and the first time I got 1641 erros, the second time I got 1910 errors, and the third time (after flashing the bios with the newest 780i updates) it was 1565. I have the memory set at Corsairs recommended specs (4-4-4-12 at 2.1v)

I run Prime95 and on the torture test -Blend- it fails within 1minute all the time. However when I run Small FFT's I have no problems.

This is a fresh WindowsXP 32 bit install

I dowloaded and used the drivers from NVIDIA
- 9.46 mobo drivers
- 169.21 gpu drivers

---My computer does not crash or restart by itself---

I don't really watch videos on my PC, but I do play World of Warcraft and COD4. COD4 will allow me to play for a certain amount of time, but inevitably ends up just freezing.. the screen stops and I cannot alt tab out.. I usually just shut down and restart.

With WoW I can play for about 5-10 minute until I get the artifacts. Here is my screen when it happens http://img176.imageshack.us/img176/2082/smehtm1.gif

I can browse the net, use Photoshop and Flash at the same time.. no problems.

Can it just be that my memory is causing all of this? Could it be the drivers? I don't know how it would have anything to do with artifacts.. At least I know I have to RMA the memory for sure, but seems like the graphics card may be off as well.

03-13-08, 02:53 PM
Things that happen after a varying amount of time like that can be indicative of overheating.

Some vendors were far too liberal their 8800gt factory overclocks, same story as the 7900gt.

Try downloading nTune (http://www.nvidia.com/object/ntune_5.05.54.00.html), run your card at the standard clocks (600MHz core, 900/1800MHz memory) and see if you have the same problem.