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Graphics 670 hangs/crashes

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by T2I3M, 22 Oct 2012.

  1. T2I3M

    T2I3M Member

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    Hi everyone,

    I am having a problem when playing games at the moment. In CS:S and TF2 the screen freezes for about 10 seconds then I am free for another couple of minutes. In BF3 I can play online for 5 minutes and then it crashes to the desktop.

    In May I upgraded my 4850 to a Asus 670 TOP, up until now everything has been running pretty smoothly.

    What I have tried:
    Checking temps - They dont seem too high
    Changing the 670 over with the 4850 and I still seem to get the same problem
    Changed PSU over, still see the same problem
    Used driver sweeper to remove all nvidia drivers and reinstalled. Tried using 306.23 same problem.
    I have updated the BIOS on the 670

    Other than replacing the motherboard, is there anything else I can try?

    Thanks in advanced!!
     
  2. SuicideNeil

    SuicideNeil New Member

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    Have you tried older BIOS versions / firmware etc?
     
  3. T2I3M

    T2I3M Member

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    Thanks for your reply. I am not sure they are any other BIOS versions other than the one my card was shipped with and the updated one listed on the Asus site. I have googled quickly and am unable to find any other versions.
     
  4. SuicideNeil

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    I take it you had the same issue before you updated the BIOs & graphics card drivers then, that is what I was alluding to..

    Any other hardware or software changes recently, have you tried running any programs to look for registry errors etc?
     
  5. T2I3M

    T2I3M Member

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    Hi SuicideNeil, yeah I had the same problem. Tried various driver versions first, that didnt change anything. Then looked at the Asus site and saw there was a bios update to help stability, updated it and still the same problem.

    No hardware has changed prior to this. I have used Ccleaner to remove any left over driver files and I am not sure I would trust any other software to check the registry, unless you could recommend one?
    Thanks for your time, much appreciated!
     
  6. mrbungle

    mrbungle Undercooked chicken giver

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    Run memtest first.

    If that checks out then you are only left with the motherboard id guess though id be tempted to do a clean install or a trial install on a spare drive to see if it is not a software error.
     
  7. T2I3M

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    Thanks for your time both, sorry it taken me so long to respond. Been pretty busy.

    It turns out its was router issue. :( doh!
     

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