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My 3870x2 gpu is causing my comp problems

I switched computer cases with my system and my video card is causing my pc to freeze and crash so offten that i cant even boot my pc and i was wondering if there is any way that i might be able to reset or fix this problem, i  also replaced my optical drive and my os hard drive and put a fresh os on it any help will be greatly appreciated thank you.

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  • Timothy Farley May 11, 2010

    Ok, have posted to your other topic, but will post here to.



    Can you list the specs of your desktop, please. Motherboard, all PCI/E, AGP and SCSII cards. Also can you tell me what Operating System you are using.



    Thank you

    Tim

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Hi There,

It sound to me that you haven't installed the correct drivers for you motherboard to handle your devices.

I suggest that you install them first.

Regards

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My Nvidia GeForce FX 5500 / 256MB DDR / AGP 8x / DVI / VGA / TV-Out/ Video Card Graphic Card Crashes when I try playing games?


The graphic card usually crashes due to over heating. Keep the gpu cool. you may use a pedestal fan as well.

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After inserting disc or even without, after a short period the xbox freezes with either a blank screen or the game screen with pinstripe lines.


presign of the rrod its the gpu overheating since two red lights apply to cpu only when the gpu overheats it causes system crash on the screen you can do two things replace the thermal paste or try keeping the inside cooler but it will eventully rrod but may stop it for many months or years right know i have a moded intercooler and a high fan pointed at it now the xbox puts out warm air at the most fixed my screen freezing and has worked for about half a year without freezing you can also call microsoft or look how to mod the x clamps that causes the system crashes

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My graphics card is xfx 8600 gts my card problem is when i start my pc the display logo of my m/b is crash color and red boxes on the screen then my pc restart when system reach windows. So please help me


Its a GPU problem.
It can be overcome by doing reflow technique.
You need to do following.
1. Uncover ur PC casing
2. Locate the nVIDIA PCI-E Card.
3. On the card, locate the power supply pin of GPU fan.
4. Remove the pin.
5. Switch on ur PC.
6. Still u may get scrambled display/wavy screen, but wait for 5 minutes.
7. Press reset button on ur PC.
8. Ur PC might work.
9. Switch it off.
10. Connect the power supply pin back as it is.
11. Power on ur PC.
thats all.

Removal of fan power, makes the GPU to get high heat, it a reflow technique.
Remember, not to touch the GPU portion (heat sink), as it may be in higher temperature.
Try this, it works most.

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When cold starting, my comp will run for a few


Its a GPU problem.
It can be overcome by doing reflow technique.
You need to do following.
1. Uncover ur PC casing
2. Locate the nVIDIA PCI-E Card.
3. On the card, locate the power supply pin of GPU fan.
4. Remove the pin.
5. Switch on ur PC.
6. Still u may get scrambled display/wavy screen, but wait for 5 minutes.
7. Press reset button on ur PC.
8. Ur PC might work.
9. Switch it off.
10. Connect the power supply pin back as it is.
11. Power on ur PC.
thats all.

Removal of fan power, makes the GPU to get high heat, it a reflow technique.
Remember, not to touch the GPU portion (heat sink), as it may be in higher temperature.
Try this, it works most.

Clarifications:
gnaveendra@gmail.com

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3870x2 GPU issue


Hi there,

I read your other comment posted on the other topic, and yes I have to agree, I think your GPU has blown.

I write this, because I had the same problem about a year ago. The power switch on my old tower case had broken, so I bought a new one. Swapped everything over, turned it on, and, wham! Everytime I tried to boot, I got either the Blue Screen Of Death, or nothing. I tried everything. I swapped my GPU, as I had a spare one, but the still nothing. So I thought I had blown Mobo. Bought a new one, but still the same. In the end I gave up and paid for an egineer to have a look.

Basically, when I swapped cases, I blew the Mobo (and I'm a systems builder, lol), this in-turn blew my GPU (which is why it didn't work on new Mobo). I replaced GPU on new board, and would you believe it, it worked.

Replace your GPU (but if you can, test with a spare one, just in case it's your Mobo that's blown).

Cost me a bomb, but I hope my mistake saves you money.

Tim

Dec 09, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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My gpu is causing my pc to crash and freeze before it even boots and somtimes it dosnt display any images is there anyway i can fix it and my gpu is a 3870x2


When this problem occur? this problem occur when you installed the driver of the video device? When you installed a software? or when you installed a new hardware?

if the problem occur when you installed the driver of the video device or when installing a new software, you need to boot in Safe Mode.
If the problem occur when you installed a new hardware you need to check the BIOS setting in IRQ, check if there is a conflict in the hardware...
If you use video card when that problem occur and you have onboard video device, take out the video card and use the onboard video and boot to windows and uninstall the software that cause the problem. if you use onboard video device try to put a video card and remove the software that cause the problem..

try to change the memory of your computer if you have extra with the same specs. If you don't have a memory reinstall your Operating System.

If you can't install windows and the computer keeps on hanging or restarting while installing, I think there is something wrong either one of the computer hardware, like the Memory, Processor, Motherboard, Hard Disk, and other interface devices. TY

HOPE I CAN HELP

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Freezes and crashes are generally caused by some sort of instability in the computer system.

The following is a list of specific problems that can cause instability along with what to check when troubleshooting each.
Viruses can cause instability.
Run a virus check on the computer to look for a possible virus.

Conflicts can cause instability.
Check the Windows Device Manager to see if there are any yellow exclamation marks or red Xs beside the listings for device classifications. If there are, contact Tech Support.

Buggy or damaged software applications can cause instability.
If the system is less stable when certain software programs are running, shut down those programs and see if the problem continues to occur. If the problems stop, chances are that those software programs are causing the problems.

Buggy, outdated, or conflicting drivers can cause instability.
Check manufacturer web sites for updated device drivers for the various devices installed on the computer system, such as: printer drivers, modem drivers, video drivers, sound drivers, USB device drivers, etc.
Update one driver at a time and see if the system stabilizes. If this doesn't work, it may be a hardware problem, so contact Tech Support.

AC problems can cause instability.
Check to see if the computer system is plugged into an overloaded outlet.
Make sure the computer system is plugged into a surge suppressor.

The installation of new devices can cause instability.
There are three typical symptoms that point to this problem:
The computer system fails to boot, freezes during a boot, or freezes during an operation for no apparent reason.
The system fails to recognize the newly installed device.
One or more software applications fail to function as expected after an upgrade.

Some Tips for Dealing with Freezes and Crashes
Keep track of the hardware and software that is added to a computer.
The addition of new hardware and software can often cause problems to occur.

Research the compatibility of new hardware and software with the existing computer system before purchase and installation.

The older a PC, the more likely it is to crash.

When a computer freezes or crashes, chances are that changes made after the last save and when the freeze or crash occurred will be lost.

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Desktop freezes and can't do anything!!!!!


Freezes and crashes are generally caused by some sort of instability in the computer system.

The following is a list of specific problems that can cause instability along with what to check when troubleshooting each.
Viruses can cause instability.
Run a virus check on the computer to look for a possible virus.

Conflicts can cause instability.
Check the Windows Device Manager to see if there are any yellow exclamation marks or red Xs beside the listings for device classifications. If there are, contact Tech Support.

Buggy or damaged software applications can cause instability.
If the system is less stable when certain software programs are running, shut down those programs and see if the problem continues to occur. If the problems stop, chances are that those software programs are causing the problems.

Buggy, outdated, or conflicting drivers can cause instability.
Check manufacturer web sites for updated device drivers for the various devices installed on the computer system, such as: printer drivers, modem drivers, video drivers, sound drivers, USB device drivers, etc.
Update one driver at a time and see if the system stabilizes. If this doesn't work, it may be a hardware problem, so contact Tech Support.

AC problems can cause instability.
Check to see if the computer system is plugged into an overloaded outlet.
Make sure the computer system is plugged into a surge suppressor.

The installation of new devices can cause instability.
There are three typical symptoms that point to this problem:
The computer system fails to boot, freezes during a boot, or freezes during an operation for no apparent reason.
The system fails to recognize the newly installed device.
One or more software applications fail to function as expected after an upgrade.

Some Tips for Dealing with Freezes and Crashes
Keep track of the hardware and software that is added to a computer.
The addition of new hardware and software can often cause problems to occur.

Research the compatibility of new hardware and software with the existing computer system before purchase and installation.

The older a PC, the more likely it is to crash.

When a computer freezes or crashes, chances are that changes made after the last save and when the freeze or crash occurred will be lost.

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I suggest to you do the follow:

Start up your computer and before windows load hit F8, then select SAVE MODE

On SAVE MODE, uninstall all innecesary programs or recently installed, Clean your computer, and be sure that your computer is not virus or spyware infected.

After that reboot and work normally
This will be fixing your problem.

If the problem after that continues is probably then that your have some hardware issue.

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This error normally occurs if the card becomes unstable due to overclocking, heat or is faulty. The fact that the more you play the more it crashes lends credence to this being an overheating issue with the gpu. The options to resolve this are to make sure the gpu fan is functioning probably on the graphics boards and replace if necessary. While doing that I would look at the cooling setup for the entire system to make sure their are adaquate front, rear and if possible side fans to circulate air properly. Obviously the more a gpu overheats the more it's life cycle is shortened. You may want to take the second option of replacing the card.

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