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I have posted this problem in another forum and they told me to come here, so most of the info will be there.
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So basically every game I play (Black ops, DA origins, Fallout NV, LoL, Alien Swarm, Project Blackout, and more) make my computer freeze 5-10 minutes into the game. When it freezes the color become distorted and turn into the bright yellow/greens/reds (like the color of the rainbow). So maybe there is something wrong with my GPU? (2x8800GT in SLi)

This problem only started happening a couple months ago, I have owned the PC for over 2 years and did not have a single problem with it before this. Now playing games is impossible.

I have tried cleaning out the pc, updating and downgrading drivers, reinstalling games, restarting my pc, nothing has worked.

My PC was a dell xps 630 so I do not know my mobo and psu specifics. But as I said, I haven't had a problem playing the same games for 2 years on this pc, and have not made a single change to it.

Re-posting my PC info again:
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System Information
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Time of this report: 2/22/2011, 11:53:37
Machine name: GSLI-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_gdr.101026-1503)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Dell Inc
System Model: XPS 630i
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel® Core™2 Duo CPU E8400 @ 3.00GHz (2 CPUs), ~3.0GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 4094MB RAM
Page File: 2082MB used, 6102MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7600.16385 32bit Unicode



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It sounds like your GPUs are overheating , try downloading GPU-Z and checking the temps , even though you are runnin sli tehy are old cards and i would say you are goin to need to get some new ones to keep up with todays gaming :/ , you said you were playin the games 2 years ago with no probles well games like Black Ops havent been out that long and they are goin to take alot power to run on high , not to be a teller of bad news but i think you need to update your gpu s .
 

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It sounds like your GPUs are overheating , try downloading GPU-Z and checking the temps , even though you are runnin sli tehy are old cards and i would say you are goin to need to get some new ones to keep up with todays gaming :/ , you said you were playin the games 2 years ago with no probles well games like Black Ops havent been out that long and they are goin to take alot power to run on high , not to be a teller of bad news but i think you need to update your gpu s .
ok aside from blackops, i pretty much played most of the main stream games on my pc without any problems. ME, ME2, mirror's edge, crysis, cod4, wow, warhammer online, dirt2, l4d2, etc..

I used speedfan and got temps at around 80c during games and 70 idle. I think this is ok, but not the best, but not hot enough to damage my GPU right?

I hope I don't have to upgrade GPUs yet..
 

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Most likely your PSU is failing. Big OEM companies like Dell use low quality PSUs for their systems, your's is likely starting to fail and this is causing the GPUs to freeze and showing the said artifacts and it can also be the cause for the high temperature readings. 70c while idle is a big problem, my card never gets above 60c while gaming and 40c while idle.

There is a chance that your cards are damaged because of the underpowered PSU that you have, the only way to check is to get a good quality power supply for your system.

if I was running an SLI setup, i'd have no less than a quality 850w unit.

Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
 

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Ok my PSU is 750w and for some reason my PC can play project blackout (free fps like cross fire, or combat arms, very low system requirement) without freezing for hours but can't play more demanding games like fallout nv, dragon age without freezing in less than 10 minutes.
So it's either my PSU or GPU or both that is failing?
 
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