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Windows 7: GTX 460 card crashing/freezing in games

02 Aug 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 
GTX 460 card crashing/freezing in games

Basically what happens sometimes in-game is I get either a crash where the screen goes black and then a message saying the graphics driver recovered successfully, or I get freezing up with fps drops every few seconds until I quit the application.

I haven't had this issue before I OC'd my AMD Phenom II X6 1090T CPU from 3.2 to 3.6 GHz. The temperatures of the card are perfectly fine (it's usually around 62-67 degrees) and I also ran some stress tests through furmark, which gave me results consistent with my card's rating, and I had no errors.

I was under the impression that overclocking the CPU didn't affect the graphics card. Also, I'm 100% certain the card is getting enough power because I specifically bought a new power supply a few months back to make sure I would never worry about power issues. The GPU drivers are up to date (I even tried using beta drivers) and I've checked the card physically and got the dust out.

edit: just got another error in Starcraft 2 - "your computer has run out of paged pool memory". I have 12 gbs of ram and with starcraft 2 open i have about 8.5-9 gbs being used.

Does anybody know what is the problem? Thank you for any help.

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03 Aug 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

First off, try re-installing the graphics drivers, if that doesnt work make sure the card is seated properly and the PCi-E molex plugs are properly seated.
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03 Aug 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Thanks for the reply. I have tried reinstalling drivers and even using beta ones. Physically everything seems to be fine with the card, I've taken it out and put it back in. It's really weird since it's passing the stress test without errors.
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04 Aug 2012   #4

Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Mine does the same with my HD 7770 download either MSI Afterburner ir HIS iTurbo (or any other overclocking program) and disable ULPS. Give it a try.
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04 Aug 2012   #5

Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tautology View Post

edit: just got another error in Starcraft 2 - "your computer has run out of paged pool memory". I have 12 gbs of ram and with starcraft 2 open i have about 8.5-9 gbs being used.

Does anybody know what is the problem? Thank you for any help.
Could you please set the Paging File to Automatic

Start--> Control Panel --> Performance Information and Tools.--> Adjust Visual Effects (left toolbar) --> Advanced--> Virtual Memory and set the drive with Windows 7 to Auto.

Hope that helped
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04 Aug 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

It's set on "automatically manage paging file size for all drives". I don't see any other auto option there. Also from what I've read this is only an issue on XP.
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07 Aug 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nostaw5 View Post
Mine does the same with my HD 7770 download either MSI Afterburner ir HIS iTurbo (or any other overclocking program) and disable ULPS. Give it a try.
I can't find a ULPS option anywhere and nothing in the registry either so I think this only applies to dual gpu setups? However I noticed in afterburner that I still had slightly OC'd settings so I reset them back to default. Will see if that changes anything.
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07 Aug 2012   #8

Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tautology View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nostaw5 View Post
Mine does the same with my HD 7770 download either MSI Afterburner ir HIS iTurbo (or any other overclocking program) and disable ULPS. Give it a try.
I can't find a ULPS option anywhere and nothing in the registry either so I think this only applies to dual gpu setups? However I noticed in afterburner that I still had slightly OC'd settings so I reset them back to default. Will see if that changes anything.
The ULPS is not just for dual gpu. Premium HIS support knows that I have a single card too.

I have successfully changed it in registry by doing the following.

Go to start--> Regedit --> in the left table chart click Computer --> Ctrl+F (find) and input EnableULPS. When you find it change it to 0. I might be able to upload screenshot later
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07 Aug 2012   #9

windows seven
 
 

You said you overclocked the CPU. In doing so, did you up the bus speed?
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07 Aug 2012   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nostaw5 View Post
Mine does the same with my HD 7770 download either MSI Afterburner ir HIS iTurbo (or any other overclocking program) and disable ULPS. Give it a try.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nostaw5 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tautology View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nostaw5 View Post
Mine does the same with my HD 7770 download either MSI Afterburner ir HIS iTurbo (or any other overclocking program) and disable ULPS. Give it a try.
I can't find a ULPS option anywhere and nothing in the registry either so I think this only applies to dual gpu setups? However I noticed in afterburner that I still had slightly OC'd settings so I reset them back to default. Will see if that changes anything.
The ULPS is not just for dual gpu. Premium HIS support knows that I have a single card too.

I have successfully changed it in registry by doing the following.

Go to start--> Regedit --> in the left table chart click Computer --> Ctrl+F (find) and input EnableULPS. When you find it change it to 0. I might be able to upload screenshot later
I did search for it and I didn't find it. I also tried downloading a utility program designed to turn it off or on, and it also couldn't do anything.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by slurp812 View Post
You said you overclocked the CPU. In doing so, did you up the bus speed?
Nope, I only changed the ratio.
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