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Elocor

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Problems in games with GV-N460OC-1GI
« on: November 09, 2010, 02:58:13 pm »
Hi!

I have read a few posts and replies on this forum regarding this card crashing when starting games etc. I have this issue to. I can surf the web and use applications how much i want but as soon as i start a game, thats when the problems start. Some times i can play for hours and sometimes it just crash after a minute or two and the whole system crash, i have to take out the power to restart it. I had the card sent in for RMA but they say its nothing wrong with it. Last time i sent it in i even sent my motherboard and cpu (as its baught in the same place) and there was nothing wrong whith anything they said. I have updated both the motherboard bios and the gfx card bios to F3. Although i have not yet tested the 260.99 driver from nvidia only the 260.89. Gigabyte says it might be my ram blocks that might be the cause. Anyone else that have solved these type of issues with replacing the ram. My thoughts are that it might be the psu but im not sure at all.

Any Ideas to what might cause my problems?

Systems Specs.

Processor: AMD Phenom2 X4 965 3,4Ghz
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-790XTA-UD4 (Rev 1.0)
Powersupply: Corsair TX 650W PSU
RaM: Corsair XMS3 DHX DDR3 1333MHz 4GB CL9
Graphic card: Gigabyte Geforce GTX 460 OC 1GB
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate
Bios mobo: F3
Bios gfx: F3

Edit: I have tryed with another pair of Ram blocks by the way. Corsair Dominator DHX+ DDR3 1333MHz however they mean that i should try value ram.
« Last Edit: November 09, 2010, 03:06:35 pm by Elocor »

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Re: Problems in games with GV-N460OC-1GI
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2010, 03:25:51 pm »
Hi and welcome to the Gigabyte Forum.

It's possible that the memory is causing problems. To check the best thing is to run Memtest86+ on the modules one stick at a time for at least ten loops each. If you get any errors the memory is faulty.

Memtest86+    http://www.memtest.org/
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Elocor

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Re: Problems in games with GV-N460OC-1GI
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2010, 05:29:07 pm »
A friend of mine actually did test my Ram blocks while i tryed his (the second pair or Ram blocks) with no issues. I do not know if this is the memtest he used but there was no errors. I just put the stuff back together again after i recived them from RMA so will try out 260.99 and report back soon.

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Re: Problems in games with GV-N460OC-1GI
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2010, 05:44:04 pm »
OK but a friend testing them in his machine doesn't really carry a lot of weight. They might be fine there but no good in yours.
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Elocor

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Re: Problems in games with GV-N460OC-1GI
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2010, 06:31:01 pm »
Ahh. Cool. gona test that then. Same story with 260.99 though. gona check the memory and see what that gives.

Edit: Also monitored the temp on cpu and gpu and none of them exceed 50 celcius when the computer crash. So no heat issue atleast on thoes.
« Last Edit: November 09, 2010, 06:34:47 pm by Elocor »

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Re: Problems in games with GV-N460OC-1GI
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2010, 06:39:36 pm »
Well at least the temps seem ok. Just keep us updated and we will hopefully get the problem sorted.

Something that has just come to mind is have you ever tried to run your memory at a faster speed that 1333?
« Last Edit: November 09, 2010, 06:41:55 pm by Dark Mantis »
Gigabyte X58A-UD7
i7 920
Dominators 1600 x6 12GB
6970 2GB
HX850
256GB SSD, Sam 1TB, WDB320GB
Blu-Ray
HAF 932

Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3
i7 3770K
Vengeance 1600 16GB
6950 2GB
HCP1200W
Revo Drive x2, 1.5TB WDB RAID0
16x DLRW
StrikeX S7
Full water cooling
3 x 27" Iiy

Elocor

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Re: Problems in games with GV-N460OC-1GI
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2010, 06:49:13 pm »
Hey i recognize that ui or whatever you call it. i think thats been run from an obuntu cd on my machine during a work day whitout any errors. That would be with both blocks in the machine though and probably one test if it does not loop itself. Would that give you any info or should i remove a block and then run it 10 times?

Edit: Nope it has always been set to 1333 in bios.
« Last Edit: November 09, 2010, 06:50:07 pm by Elocor »

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Re: Problems in games with GV-N460OC-1GI
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2010, 06:54:10 pm »
It would be better to run Memtest on a single module at a time for at least ten loops. That way if there are any errors you will at least know where they came from.  You could run it on both at once but then you would have to run it again if there was a problem.

Gigabyte X58A-UD7
i7 920
Dominators 1600 x6 12GB
6970 2GB
HX850
256GB SSD, Sam 1TB, WDB320GB
Blu-Ray
HAF 932

Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3
i7 3770K
Vengeance 1600 16GB
6950 2GB
HCP1200W
Revo Drive x2, 1.5TB WDB RAID0
16x DLRW
StrikeX S7
Full water cooling
3 x 27" Iiy

Elocor

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Re: Problems in games with GV-N460OC-1GI
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2010, 07:56:39 pm »
Ok will do. In the meantime. The rest of my system should be ok right? Or is the psu on the limit?

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Re: Problems in games with GV-N460OC-1GI
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2010, 07:59:42 pm »
You are still running the Corsair 650W, yes? If so it shouldn't be e problem.
Gigabyte X58A-UD7
i7 920
Dominators 1600 x6 12GB
6970 2GB
HX850
256GB SSD, Sam 1TB, WDB320GB
Blu-Ray
HAF 932

Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3
i7 3770K
Vengeance 1600 16GB
6950 2GB
HCP1200W
Revo Drive x2, 1.5TB WDB RAID0
16x DLRW
StrikeX S7
Full water cooling
3 x 27" Iiy

Elocor

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Re: Problems in games with GV-N460OC-1GI
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2010, 08:02:20 pm »
Yes i do. Cool, and thanks. i will start up the mem test when i leave for work tomorrow on one module and hopefully it'll be done when im home for lunch and then i can test the other one. Or do i need to manually restart the test? Sorry for beeing such a noob  ;)

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Re: Problems in games with GV-N460OC-1GI
« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2010, 08:10:07 pm »
No once set up and running it should just carry on until you stop it. Then of course you will need to physically change the sticks over and start it again.
Gigabyte X58A-UD7
i7 920
Dominators 1600 x6 12GB
6970 2GB
HX850
256GB SSD, Sam 1TB, WDB320GB
Blu-Ray
HAF 932

Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3
i7 3770K
Vengeance 1600 16GB
6950 2GB
HCP1200W
Revo Drive x2, 1.5TB WDB RAID0
16x DLRW
StrikeX S7
Full water cooling
3 x 27" Iiy

Elocor

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Re: Problems in games with GV-N460OC-1GI
« Reply #12 on: November 09, 2010, 08:11:28 pm »
Cool my plan will work out then :)

Elocor

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Re: Problems in games with GV-N460OC-1GI
« Reply #13 on: November 10, 2010, 04:26:43 pm »
Iv been running the memtest on each Ram block and it shows no errors. it looped 18 times on one and 11 or something on the other. Any other suggestions? Was thinking about reinstalling Win 7 and install the display driver only and a game ofcorse to see if its a driver conflict. Does that sound resonable?

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Re: Problems in games with GV-N460OC-1GI
« Reply #14 on: November 10, 2010, 04:34:19 pm »
Obviously your memory is fine so that is one thing out of the way now.

A clean install is always a good idea if you are having problems of asny kind as at least you know where you are coming from and that there are no stragglers left around from previpous programs.
If you decide to do this then install Windows and then the chipset drivers and graphics drivers and try and keep everything else to a minimum.
Gigabyte X58A-UD7
i7 920
Dominators 1600 x6 12GB
6970 2GB
HX850
256GB SSD, Sam 1TB, WDB320GB
Blu-Ray
HAF 932

Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3
i7 3770K
Vengeance 1600 16GB
6950 2GB
HCP1200W
Revo Drive x2, 1.5TB WDB RAID0
16x DLRW
StrikeX S7
Full water cooling
3 x 27" Iiy

 

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