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PNY 7600 GS 512 Lockup Reboot or Monitor quits recieving signal

I have a 650 Watt PS running a MSI K7N Delta with a XP3200 AMD SC, 2 Gigs of PC3200, Audigy Value SC,Optiquest 21" CRT Monitor, and just bought a VGA PNY VCG76512SAPB 7600GS AGP R . My issue is that during MS Flight SimulatorX with DX 9. C on Windows XP, My PC goes Black, the
system freezes, or the PC reboots, or any combination of the 3.
I have been working with the following drivers: & the ninety-three seventy-ones forceware.
I've tried many "game" settings, from very low to very high.
I've set the BIOS AGP Aperature from 128 to 256 to 512.
I also set it to look to the AGP slot first. ( rather than PCI )
I've been through the NVIDIA Control Panel, adjusting Driver Settings many times using different combinations, along with the default settings too.
I've used signed and unsigned monitor drivers.
Do you have a recommendation for settings using this card w/ FlightSim X?
Could the VC be trying to use DX10? I reloaded the DX9c's.
Are there any Firmware updates?
What other help can you suggest?
Thanx in advance,
Mark Rinsem

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  • NASC3R Jan 24, 2008

    No, WIN XP Pro.

    I see here the card is Vista ready ! That scares me some.

    furthermore, this problem is NOT one that gives you a error

    of any kind.

    Sometimes, the game runs for 10 to 40 minutes without a problem, then I see the hour glass pop up and I know it's about to happen within a second or two.

    I've found that my board supports AGP 3.0, if that is any help.

    I went to PNY's download section for this VC and they only list VISTA drivers! I'm sure the install disk gave me the XP drivers when I started this venture.

    Does anyone know where in the administrative tools, that I might find ref.s to what was going on at the time of the lockup?

  • NASC3R Jan 24, 2008

    I've pulled the case side off and retried everything for 10 hours with a fan blowing at it one day.

    Ambient room temp is below 70 F.

    System Hardware was cleaned prior to installing this new card, one week ago.


  • NASC3R Jan 24, 2008

    I have speedfan and my VC Core runs below 38*C at idle and no higher than 45*C ingame.

    When the sys locks up, my temps are all within acceptable limits.

    I bought it from Newegg and do have RMA time left.

    Since my last post, I found some Beta drivers,

    169.28_forceware_winxp_32bit_english_beta, and am still

    having the same type of issues, but have not tried tweaking

    them yet.

  • NASC3R Jan 24, 2008

    I paid 119 after mail-in rebate. ( holding out on that right now )

    I'm going to take a 15% loss on the 139.00 that I paid for it, if I return it, so I want to make damn sure it won't work out.



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Where was the card purchased from. You may just have a half dead card.

If you got it from tiger direct or newegg i would RMA it if you are still within your RMA time frame.

Otherwise contact PNY they may have a manufacturers warranty.

I would definitely replace the card because it is either 1 overheating and shutting down. One way to check that would be to download a program called SPEEDFAN and run that while you're playing. It will give you the temperatures of your components in your computer along with the RPM at which your fans are running.

I would download speedfan run it and run your game in windowed mode. So you can view your temps. Anything above 80 degrees Celsius and i would definitely suspect that the card is overheating. Even in the high 70's i would be a bit nervous of the temps. My videocard runs at 28 degrees idle and about 45 under full load. Which is low for most cards.

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  • Alex Webster Jan 25, 2008

    WAIT! before you just replace the card for the same thing do you have a PCI-e slot or just AGP?

    For that price you can buy an ATI 2600xt and have a much better video card.

    Just a thought.


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R u in vista

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    nick helpap Jan 24, 2008

    maby its getting to hot in there blow dust out and get more fan on it ok proably overheating failing

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    nick helpap Jan 24, 2008

    ya sum chipsets on those nvidia are goofy 162 bucks man is alot for that card take it back get ati 1950 150 bucks blow thata away only thing that can beat 1950 is 8800s ok by nvidia i like ati perfermce tho drivers are great with netframwork 2.0 installed to use catalist proably have bad chipset on the 7600 ok take it back get a real card 1950 1900gt blow that away

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    nick helpap Jan 24, 2008

    ya thats ok take the loss get areal card 1900 1950 whatever u can huge power blows ever game out water



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