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Right this is really starting to bother me. >.>

 

When I play most games on max settings, everything seems to run fine and I can play it for as long as I want with high fps, but on certain games, such as this recently bought CoD4, Crysis, Nail'd demo and some others, after playing for like 10-20 mins or so, the game randomly freezes, then 'blinks' off for about 5 seconds, then on and the game resumes as normal.

 

The longer I play the more often it occurs, and it happens more often during intense moments (but they're not always intense when it happens) this made me believe it was an over-heating problem. (As I'm still currently running my i7 on stock heat-sink. D:)

 

I've tried swapping monitors and cables but to no avail.

 

I'm worried it's my GFX, I'm 90% sure it's got all updated drivers etc...

 

Specs:

 

Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_gdr.101026-1503)

Processor: Intel® Core i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40GHz (8 CPUs), ~3.4GHz

Card name: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti

Memory: 4096MB RAM

DirectX Version: DirectX 11

System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)

Current Mode: 1920 x 1080 (32 bit) (60Hz)

DxDiag Version: 6.01.7600.16385 64bit Unicode

 

I really need help with this, anybody?

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Download GPU-Z, which is a piece of software that monitors GPU performance. Click on the sensors tab for temperature readings. Leave it open, and play the games as normal. As soon as the crash happens, look at the sensor...what does it read? The same might be worth doing with the processor, using CoreTemp.

 

As for the graphics drivers, ensure that there aren't any newer drivers available from the Nvidia website. If there isn't, then maybe remove the existing drivers, and use the drivers that were released before the one you're using now.

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It's an Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti.

 

I'll do that CHiLL, I already use CoreTemp, I like the feature where it shows the temp of each core on your taskbar. :D

 

Thanks guys, I'll check back later.

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Apologies about the double post but good news.

 

Upon closing my application straight after the screen blanked out then reappeared, I managed just to catch this error on my desktop with a printscreen...

 

GAMOhA.jpg

 

This is also the before and after screenshot of the GPU-Z sensor readings:

 

Before:

 

asehor.jpg

 

After:

 

b3UADo.jpg

 

As I can see by the readings one across from the right-hand side, the values have increased dramatically.

 

Thanks. (:

 

EDIT:

 

This guy seems to have the same problem, not looked for the solution on that page yet if there is one... http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-GB/w7itprohardware/thread/e6b0ad43-1e9a-401f-8438-fe755095e3f0

 

Aaaaaaaaaaand:

 

http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?5657-display-driver-nvidia-windows-kernel-mode-driver-version-270.61

 

Looks like I may need to be patient and wait for a patch. ):

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The temperatures are perfect, get close to 100 and then start worrying. :D

 

It seems like the drivers are dodgy, so maybe download newer, or older drivers from Nvidia, and see if the problem persists.

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