Games lag then crash to BSOD

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December 10, 2010 at 16:04:37
Specs: Windows 7, 2.2 GHz / 3070 MB
Hello Everyone,
I would like to start off by thanking everyone for the help to come.
Two days ago I went to play Oblivion, it would load to the menu fine, load to my saved game fine, and would play fine for about 5 seconds. The game would freeze and then the screen had artifacts all over the place, the screen eventually goes black and the sound would still play. Eventually the sound starts to stutter and then crashes to BSOD. Since the game is Oblivion and it is prone to crash for no reason I thought nothing more of it, until I ran Company of Heroes and had the exact problem. Reading online it sounds like a video card issue and it is highly possible since the computer is three years old and when opening the case after this issue and the card is cooking hot.

specs:
evga e-geforce 9800 GTX/ GTX+


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#1
December 10, 2010 at 20:41:08
Remove the v-card from pci-e x16 slot and clean it by removing dust. Install the v-card and check gpu temp using gpu-z. Gpu temp shouldn't exceed 105c underload then install latest driver from nvidia website(un-install the old driver, restart the system and install new driver)

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#2
December 11, 2010 at 08:33:47
sounds like a driver problem update your driver and post ur power supply specs

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#3
December 11, 2010 at 11:07:05
Kuwese, I have removed the video card twice now and used an air can to thoroughly blow out any dust. When I monitored its temp it would stay around 60c with no fluctuations. I have also uninstalled my drivers and then manually installed them from Nvidias site. That didn't work so I let windows find the drivers which still resulted in the same behavior. I cant even run an ntune test of the GPU without it crashing.
The power supply is an Apevia 500w. I thought power supplies would just go and wouldn't show any warning?

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#4
December 12, 2010 at 04:54:59
"Apevia 500w"
not enough information 500W is nothing without good amps on the 12V rails post those then well see

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#5
December 12, 2010 at 11:15:04
Where on the power supply would I find this?

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#6
December 13, 2010 at 07:03:21
they are the 3 rails on the left of your power supply its written on the last rail 12V and the under it the number of amps.

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#7
December 23, 2010 at 14:28:34
i found out that with off brand graphics cards its best to use nivida with intel and amd with ati. i had an intel and some really good off brand ati card and it was doing the same thing, so you might have to lose the card and get an ati if you have an amd processor.

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#8
December 23, 2010 at 14:30:26
also 2.2 ghz is not the best cpu on the planet. even if its a dual core

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