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Old 12-13-2009, 10:54 PM   #1
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MSI R4890
Above is the graphics card I have.

It has only happened twice with me after playing for 2 weeks of gaming.

When playing games like L4D2, Call of juarez, the whole game freezes, then I get alot of lines going down my screen usually white and grey.

once the computer automatically turned off.. this time it didnt turn off, but it wouldnt let me press any buttons inc ctrl+alt+del.. how can i solve this problem?

i dont think its overheating though although it does get around 70c at idle sometimes

please help!

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i dont think its overheating though although it does get around 70c at idle sometimes
It shouldn't even hit 70c while under heavy load. Cool that card wayyyyyy down. Whats your power supply make and model? Also post the rest of your specs and case type as well.

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It shouldn't even hit 70c while under heavy load. Cool that card wayyyyyy down. Whats your power supply make and model? Also post the rest of your specs and case type as well.
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2THEMAX casing

also the lines looks similar to this:



cant remember if there were any colours though
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2THEMAX casing

also the lines looks similar to this:



cant remember if there were any colours though
edit: i dont think its the temp..

in ccc (catalyst control centre) i changed the gpu clock and memory clock to lower, and i think that helpsl.. is that underclocking?

i think i need to underclock this for it to work.. too high = crashes
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Yea that case doesn't have good airflow at all. It only appears to have one tiny 80mm fan at the back for the case airflow. That and the cpu cooler is on backwards so it's actually blowing the cpu's hot air back into the pc.

It appears the back can acommedate a 120mm fan in the same port , since the side doesn't appear to have any windows or vents I would also add two 120mm's to the side panel as well.
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Yea that case doesn't have good airflow at all. It only appears to have one tiny 80mm fan at the back for the case airflow. That and the cpu cooler is on backwards so it's actually blowing the cpu's hot air back into the pc.

It appears the back can acommedate a 120mm fan in the same port , since the side doesn't appear to have any windows or vents I would also add two 120mm's to the side panel as well.
thanks,

i added 2 8cm to the side of the case coming out because no room to put inside.
and i changed the one at the rear to 120mm.

thanks

but i still got the problem when playing games, the graphics go fuzzy for abit and crashes then i get the blue screen of death:

DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

im sure its a graphics problem and not the ram.

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same thing happend again.
i managed to get the dump, if anyone is kind enough to help me find out the problem please?

http://www.sendspace.com/file/5o1gm0

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