CS source freezes during gameplay

April 29, 2014 at 16:26:40
Specs: Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, x9770 / 8gb ddr3
Hi, when playing cs source anywhere from 5min up to 60min the game freezes and i must shut it down manually.

I have downloaded the latest drivers. I have the EVGA 8800 ultra.

Any input would be appreciated. Thanks


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#1
April 29, 2014 at 20:40:17
Install HWMonitor and report back all listed temperatures (degrees C) at idle, after 15 minutes normal use, and after 5 or 10 minutes of gaming. This will tell us if you have an overheating problem.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#2
May 2, 2014 at 16:55:04
my video card goes as high as 90 celcius and the cpu goes as high as 65 celcius with fans running at 100%.

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#3
May 20, 2014 at 14:38:24
There is your problem. That video card is from 2007 and it was called a monster but read here and there that even 70-80 degrees is high. Even tho that is not the main issue. Your cpu is hot. If you use an AMD an older one those did not had temperature protection they just got hotter and hotter untill they froze and crash. You should check in the bios if you have any temperature limits set and also rid you pc of dust comepletely removing the heatsinks completely installing them again sometimes on gpu is not enough just to brush them because of their complicated heatsink designs where dust can get where you dont want it.

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#4
May 20, 2014 at 21:06:18
Sorry, I did not notice that you answered the questions.
Yes, your temps are very high. Try a thorough cleaning using a can of compressed 'air' that are sold at computer stores and office supply stores to blow out the dust from internal components, heat sinks, and vents and see if that helps.
If it does not help enough, please post all of your detailed specs including CPU. motherboard, RAM, Power supply, case, number or fans, position of fans, and orientation of each fan (intake or exhaust). These will help us narrow things down to help you.
Yes, your GPU is an older one that tended to run hot and may even need upgrading at some time, but lets see if we can get the CPU and GPU both running cooler and go from there.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#5
May 22, 2014 at 12:23:12
Hey guys, i got rid of the 8800 ultra and bought a new Nvidia Geforce GTX 780 and its running very cool at around 35c.

My cpu is the qx9770 and its running around 35c at idle.


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#6
May 23, 2014 at 14:06:16
So you ignored our advice to solve your problem, and instead went out and bought a new $500 video card to solve a problem that could probably be fixed with a $5 can of air. Your qx9770 will probably bottleneck the crud out of the 780 anyway, that's a really high-end video card meant for modern gaming at ultra settings.

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