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GTX 285 crashing

Phobia

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Hey guys, ever since i got the gtx285, my pc crashes after about 5 minutes of gaming. I've got everything at stock. I occasionally get a nv4_dis error, and then my screen will go all funny colours etc. Do you think this is a driver issue? I did a fresh install, and installed the newest drivers. Any ideas?
 

ImmaPC

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I would try re-installing the drivers, and I think I read something like this on the eVGA forums. If you go into the bios and bump up the frequency of the bus, then apparently it fixes the problem
 

Eagle Eye

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I take it ImmaPC is referring to the PCI-E bus.

Also...

Check that the card is seated correctly and and power connections are in, it also wouldn't hurt to try different modular PCIE slots or cable on the PSU.

EE
 

Soultribunal

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My only thought would be Overheating of the card to cause the artifacting then crashing.
If you have a program that can log your temps I'd check that as well.
Might not be it, but better to cover all bases.

Good Luck,
ST
 

Phobia

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Thanks for your guys adivce. I use everest for when i'm in game. The temp is about 70*c. So, i don't think that heating should be a problem, as my 9800gx2 is in the 80's when games are played on it. I already reseated the card, but I will try it again. Also, I've got both 6pin cables from my psu, they're not the modular cables. I'll try modular cables, but that'll be a big problem accessing that area to put another in, as my pump is right infront of my PSU. When you say up the pci-e bus, i'm assuming you mean in bios?
 

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