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FrozenKemp #1 Posted Apr 19 2019 - 12:23

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Hi all,

 

Posting this in the hopes that someone in the community who understands hardware better can make head or tails of this.  On my PC when I play WoT it crashes typically once a session with this error.

 

I don't play many different games but I reinstalled Warframe to be able to compare and I don't get this error while playing Warframe, but I have had an error where the screen just goes black briefly. 

 

So is it possible my monitor is going?  Or is it more likely the graphics card?  (It's a 1060 3GB)

 



The_Illusive_Man #2 Posted Apr 19 2019 - 13:57

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Well, it could be overheat.... Do you have any monitoring software? If not, get MSI after burner. It is an OC software, but can be used to control the fans, and check temperatures. 

 

If its not that, you can try to DDU (Display Driver Uninstaller) the GPU drivers. Then reinstall them. That might fix it.



Grugbug #3 Posted Apr 19 2019 - 13:59

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What is the make/ model of your PSU?

The_Illusive_Man #4 Posted Apr 19 2019 - 14:01

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View PostGrugbug, on Apr 19 2019 - 09:59, said:

What is the make/ model of your PSU?

 

PSU wont cause this (Warframe is a much more demanding game). If anything, it would just cause low FPS because the system would be power starved.

FrozenKemp #5 Posted Apr 19 2019 - 14:16

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Sorry, I should have mentioned a couple of things:

 

This typically happens quite EARLY in a game session and then the machine "seems to be fine" in the sense that it does not reoccur... which is weird if it was heat.  But I can certainly get that because no, I don't have anything to monitor heat at the moment.

 

Illusive, when you said "DDU" did you mean just uninstall them or is there some software to try to get rid of every last scrap related to drivers?  I already did uninstall the drivers and updated to the latest - and it didn't help.


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PTwr #6 Posted Apr 19 2019 - 14:21

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My 1060 6GB runs without problem, I'll check driver version once I get home, but I have not updated it in few months. Does it happen in all gamemodes or only Frontlune (FL is much heavier for GPU).

 

For temperature just get hwmonitor https://www.cpuid.co.../hwmonitor.html



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View PostPTwr, on Apr 19 2019 - 10:21, said:

My 1060 6GB runs without problem, I'll check driver version once I get home, but I have not updated it in few months. Does it happen in all gamemodes or only Frontlune (FL is much heavier for GPU).

 

For temperature just get hwmonitor https://www.cpuid.co.../hwmonitor.html

 

If you use HW monitor, MAKE SURE ITS THE 64BIT ONE. The 32 bit one is always wrong. 

 

View PostFrozenKemp, on Apr 19 2019 - 10:16, said:

Sorry, I should have mentioned a couple of things:

 

This typically happens quite EARLY in a game session and then the machine "seems to be fine" in the sense that it does not reoccur... which is weird if it was heat.  But I can certainly get that because no, I don't have anything to monitor heat at the moment.

 

Illusive, when you said "DDU" did you mean just uninstall them or is there some software to try to get rid of every last scrap related to drivers?  I already did uninstall the drivers and updated to the latest - and it didn't help.

 

DDU is a program. It removes everything. Basically, most uninstallers leave files behind. Thats why you need to sweep your pc every so often. But for me, I use IObits uninstaller (not advertising) so I dont need to do this. DDU is the same thing, but for GPU drivers. Consider it to be the "Nuclear" option......

PTwr #8 Posted Apr 19 2019 - 14:30

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View PostThe_Illusive_Man, on Apr 19 2019 - 13:27, said:

 

If you use HW monitor, MAKE SURE ITS THE 64BIT ONE. The 32 bit one is always wrong. 

 

Make sure to use one that matches your OS bitness, to be precise. 

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View PostThe_Illusive_Man, on Apr 19 2019 - 08:01, said:

 

PSU wont cause this (Warframe is a much more demanding game). If anything, it would just cause low FPS because the system would be power starved.

 

I beg to differ. Power quality is just as important as power output.

The_Illusive_Man #10 Posted Apr 19 2019 - 14:49

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View PostGrugbug, on Apr 19 2019 - 10:41, said:

 

I beg to differ. Power quality is just as important as power output.

 

WHAT?????? Power is power. The EFFICIENCY is just to do with the losses, and how long it lasts...... But ultimately has no effect on the system.




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