rockridgeqa Posted October 9, 2008 Share Posted October 9, 2008 I have been working with EVGA tech support for the last few days trying to figure out why my system has become completly unstable during game play. I have a two monitor setup, and have been running them with my 8800GTX for over a year. During game play (Crisis Warhead, SPORE, Call of Duty 4) the primary display goes black, and system appears to hang up. On one occasion when I left the system alone in the hung state, after several minutes, a message appeared on the primary console that the display driver had stopped working. I have downloaded and installed the latest drivers from the EVGA site and am currently running the 178.13 drivers for XP. I have a dual boot setup to run 64 bit Vista, and am running the same 178.13 drivers, and experience the same problem as in XP. I think this rules out the driver, and leads to a hardware issue. I have a EVGA 680 SLI mobo with an Intel QX6700 CPU , and 4 gigs of Corsair DDR2-800 memory. Nothing is overclocked. Currently the EVGA tech support folks are thinking that my PSU is not delivering enough power to the video card, and that it's performance my have degraded since I build the system almost 2 yrs ago. When I use smartfan to view the voltages, the 12V section only reads +11.18V. The folks at EVGA claim anything below +11.9 will cause video card issues. Has my 620 PSU gone south? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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