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Pc Rebooting ?? GTO2

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Piston_Broke, 7 Feb 2006.

  1. Piston_Broke


    Joined: 11 Jan 2006

    Posts: 40

    I bought a Sapphire GTO2 last month & about a week after installing it my Pc started to re-boot itself from time to time(mainly when playing games but sometimes in general use too) it is completly intermittent so it's difficult to trace the fault & can happen anything from 20 mins after i turn it on to 3/4 hours.
    i was wondering if it could be the card causing this i have contacted Sapphire & done everything they asked of me :
    Uninstalled old drivers & installed the latest versions
    Patched the games
    Updated Mobo Chipsets
    Flashed Mobo BIOS
    Etc Etc
    It is not overclocked & is in Standard mode so it can't be overheating !

    Basicly i am scratching for answers/Help what is it likely to be ? Memory , Card , Etc

    AMD 64 3800+ Dual Core
    150Gb Sata drive
    Asus AN8-VM
    Sapphire GTO2
    3 x Samsung 3200 512mb Ram
    Last edited: 7 Feb 2006
  2. Platinum Pete


    Joined: 28 Dec 2004

    Posts: 464

    Location: Bristol

    I would say its a memory issue probably on the card at a guess. exactly the same thing happened to me ages ago on a 6600gt --->>> rma and it went away.

    it could also be faulty ram but if it wasnt happening before you got the card it probably is the gfx

    thats all the knowledge i can give im afraid
  3. Piston_Broke


    Joined: 11 Jan 2006

    Posts: 40

    thanks for that i was thinking it might be the Ram as it's pretty close to the CPU on that Board would over-heating Ram cause it to shut down & reboot the pc ?

    Are their any monitoring Tools or logs kept that would let me know why it re-booted out their for things like ram or card memory etc to see if they are faulty ?