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I have the latest drivers for this video card and whenever I play cod5 for about 30 minutes, the screen goes black and sound skips. Shortly after, the monitor shows no signal and the PC stays on. I am forced to restart my computer every time.

I think it is a overheating problem and for some reason, you can't change the 9600gt fan speed. I put it to 100% and the fan stays the same speed.

Any suggestions? I am thinking of getting this cooler.
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3804485&CatId=4027
 

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Speedfan temps while not playin the Game:

GPU: 49C
Temp1: 49C
Temp2: 49C
HD0: 38C
Temp1: 40C
Core: 42C
Core: 49C
Ambient: 0C

While Playing the Game:
GPU: 63C (And rising it looks like)
Temp1: 57C
Temp2: 39C
HD0: 38C
Temp1: 40C
Core: 52C
Core: 55C
Ambient: 0C
 

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With a 430w your a little shy on power what brand Video card is this?
Use CoreTemp lets see if we can see the temps of all 4 cores> http://www.alcpu.com/CoreTemp/

Have a look in the Bios on the PC health page for the voltage readings of the 12v, 5v, 3.3v rails.
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It says CPU#0 : 40C
While playing is around 55C

These are speedfan readings:

Vcore1: 1.33V
Vcore2: 3.33V
+3.3V: 0.00V
+5V: 4.97V
+12V: 11.90V
-12V: -16.97V
-5V: -8.78V
+5V: 5.03V
Vbat: 3.20V
 

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Alright, I will consider buying a new PSU, but $100 is expensive for a 14 year old like me. I wanted to build a new computer for my birthday, so my parents let me pick out the parts and they bought them. I guess I messed up on the PSU.

Anyway, then I had to RMA the ram that I got because it wasn't working, it would cause the computer to reboot during installation of windows xp. So I got RAM from my old computer (3 years old) It is 2gb @ 533mhz. Very slow haha.

Anyway, I changed the core clock of the GPU to 533mhz instead of 650mhz and now everything runs smoothly. Does it have to do with the same mhz speed of the RAM and GPU core? I don't know, but it solved it.

Anyway, tigerdirect is replacing my bad ram shortly (4gb @ 800mhz) and I will move back the GPU core clock to its stock 650mhz and see if that solves the problem.
 

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I had the same problem with my Nvidia Geforce 9600Gt while playing Half Life 2 and Gothic 3, i unplugged the power cord from the video card and it stopped doing it. When you start with the power off it will say that it has reduced the cards performance. Played Gothic 3 for 2 hours without any problems, when before i couldnt even run it for 20 mins. Funny i can Run the Sims 3 and Dawn of War II just fine. think it only does it with older games.

Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4200+ 2.20GHz
RAM: 4 GB
GPU: Nvidia Geforce 9600GT
 
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