Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
blackdragon57

[RESOLVED]Game Freeze & Sound Loop

Recommended Posts

A single failure of test #6 after ten hours of run time wouldn't concern me whatsoever. It's beginning to look a lot like what has been posted earlier. It comes down more than likely to a power supply issue or driver issue. If I were you I'd attack both at once.

 

1. Save up and buy you the OCZ 700W GXS or the Fortron FX-700

2. Download the latest nVidia GeForce drivers

3. Uninstall you existing v/c drivers and use Driver Cleaner Pro to remove an remnant files, folders, registry entries and .dll files

4. Reboot and install the fresh set of drivers

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for all the support Wevsspot and everyone else that posted in this thread! The OCZ 700W GXS arrives tomorrow. I'll post back to report how things went. Hopefully, it works and anyone else that getting game freezes w/ sound loops can refer to this thread for the solution in the future.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The OCZ 700w GXS should do you nicely! My 12v rail is always around 12.41, and the 3.3+ and 5+ rails are usually pretty damn close to 3.3v and 5v.

 

Here's a shot of mbm5 after running dual prime for 14hrs.

2800mhz233fsb13hrprimestable1kp8.th.jpg

 

Pretty stable rails!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Here's an update on my system:

The OCZ GXS 700W only fixed my cold boot problems. I still get the same problem in 3D applications (after multiple driver sweeps). I do not get these reboots when I'm only using one video card in 16x mode. Both video cards can run independently -- just not in SLI. I have only yet to do a clean O/S install, which is my final step. After this, I'm most likely going to RMA either the video cards OR the motherboard (again). However, the video cards are modded, so I would need to remove my cooling units and install the stock ones back on.

**While in the process of installing various Nvidia drivers, I installed the IDE drivers -- they are bad news, lol. Though, I took care of that problem right away.**

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

One down and one to go.

 

How about sending both of the 7800GTX's back, put in a single ATi X1900XTX, stuff the left over cash in your pocket and call it a day :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

In which case you could test each card individually, and assuming they work fine as singles, just eBay them off as singles one at a time, making sure not to sell both cards to the same person, so they wouldn't experience the same problem.

Then it's time for a REAL video card . . . . saying that light heartedly so I can be bombarded by the nVidia crew! Love you guys :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

yes I have and it's solid.....exactly the symptoms your having....solid in 2d sound crash in 3d. I have already contacted DFI direct. they are looking at some serling work a gent on here called Muppet has done,,,,,,,,,,,,

after all thr hassle mine is working solid using SLI. 7800GT's, However there is other things in Bios that might make a tweak......drop your htt to x4 ..i was the same as you a couple of week ago, once you sort this out you will enjoy stability. try to be patient,

 

for further help can you try to post your bios, also your using the 8 plug rail connector as other psu's use a 4 pin and you may not be utilising the psu at its best, the socket is located next to the mobo psu socket.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good call magpie. It was the HyperTransport bus stalling the system (which is why I would see hear problems with all devices on the PCI bus). The only two types of cards installed on that bus are the video and sound. I reduced the HTT down to 4x and found much more stability. I guess this thread can be closed with Magpie's solution, "drop you htt to x4."

Thanks everyone for all the support!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
It was the HyperTransport bus stalling the system (which is why I would see hear problems with all devices on the PCI bus). The only two types of cards installed on that bus are the video and sound. I reduced the HTT down to 4x and found much more stability. "drop you htt to x4."

 

Where exactly is this done?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×