Graphics card problem in games

Nvidia / Geforce gtx 660
December 25, 2013 at 10:07:48
Specs: Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Intel i5 3Ghz/ 12 gigs
I'm having issues with my graphics card. When I play games that are multiplayer the game will start to glitch or screen tear and then freeze and ill lose video to my monitor and my graphics card will either shut down or the fan will spin up. It can run single player games such as Assassin's Creed 3 and Dishonored easily with no problems but if I try to play games such as World of warcraft and Battlefield 4 online, it'll mess up. Ive installed the latest drivers, cleaned the card the best I could, and messed with the game settings but nothing seems to help.

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#1
December 25, 2013 at 14:06:40
If the card has a fan then be sure the fan is free of dust and is rotating properly. You also need to clean the entire insides of your case and power supply. The hotter it is inside there, the hotter the card will run even if working right.

The best method to clean out the insides,IMO, is to blow it out using canned or compressed air. DO NOT use a vacuum cleaner due to electro static discharge. Brushing is usless, IMO.

Install HWMonitor from the link below and run it in real time to determine the temperatures and voltages under load. Get HWMonitor at the link below.

http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmo...


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#2
December 25, 2013 at 15:43:41
I used canned air to clean out the inside of it, along with the power supply and everything else. I clean it once a month.

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#3
December 25, 2013 at 16:27:26
Post your system specs, especially your CPU, MB, GPU, and especially your power supply (make model, wattage and Amperage on the 12 Volt Rail(s)).
If it is not a matter of dust build up, it may be that your power supply is being able to marginally supply your system and graphics card and when it is under the most load, it may not be able to feed the little bit extra power that is needed.
Possibly other things.

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


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#4
December 25, 2013 at 17:28:17
CPU: Intel i5-4430k, 3Ghz processor
Mobo: Asus Z87-K
GPU: EVGA Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 Superclocked 2GB GDDR5
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 12GB 1600Mhz
PSU: ThermalTake TR2 600W Power supply

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#5
December 25, 2013 at 20:28:38
Did you install and use HWMonitor as suggested? You can measure both temperatures and voltages. If the 3.3v, 5v, & 12v numbers are not within +-5% of those specs then the power supply may be a problem.

Post readings from HWMonitor when you are seeing the issues described above.


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#6
December 26, 2013 at 00:22:30
The effective way to check stability of computer is to stress it.
Get furmark and run it.

You know the real meaning of peace only if you have been through the war.


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#7
December 26, 2013 at 04:56:59
is this your PS??

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

You only have 23A and 20A on the 12v rails, is that enough for your graphics card?

larry


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#8
December 26, 2013 at 13:54:03
A friend had me stress test it before and It didnt crash and do what it does like it did in games. Which really confused me. And this is my PSU

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicat...

I dont know much about the 12V rails in PSU's so Idk how to find out its amperage. But my Card requires 450W and 24A on the +12V


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#9
December 26, 2013 at 14:12:37
according to this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

you have 32A and 24A on the 12V rails, so you should be ok, if its working correctly.

larry

message edited by larryf215


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#10
December 26, 2013 at 14:51:44
Ive also tried changing to my PCI 2.0 from my 3.0 to see if it was just the PCI slot but it still did it. And I changed PCI Cables. Im going to test the card in my friends computer and one of his in mine to see if its my card or something in mine. How can I test my PSU and Mobo to see if theyre functioning properly?

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