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DannyPhilly

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HELP PLEASE, heres the scenario: just built my computer from ground up, runs fine fast, I play a few games on it, most run fine Except HALF LIFE:2, CS Source, and command & conquer zero hour, occasionally, they lock up and the sound loops and the screen minimizes and the monitor like clicks. I dont hafta restart, after I maximize it runs fine, and it might happen again or not, but usually does, I checked the cpu temp and gpu temp and they seem to b fine CPU=120F, GPU=60C. I called ATi and they walked me thru a clean driver install, I dunno wut else to do. Please help
SYSTEM:
MOBO: ASUS A8R MVP:crossfire ready
PCU: ATHLON 64 3200
1 Gig Ram
vga: ATI x1800XL
sound card:creative 24 bit live!(im including this because i read somewhere sound cards may be an issue)
Please help me.
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warriorscot

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That temp is a little high was that load or idle temp(on the cpu) i have the same CPU and my max load temp is 42C(temps are given in celsius usually as well).
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DannyPhilly

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the 120f is load usually, right now its about 81F idle(CPU) and the GPU is 57 C idle. After I play I always check the GPU and its around 62-67 C right after load. temp reader on my case only does Fahrenheit. If this is getting it too hot, what can I do to reduce the temp?Doesnt installing an aftermarket fan/sink on gpu void warranty?
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I have the exact same setup. first go into the bios and turn off the overclocking option. that should help.

secondly do you have a sound card or are you using the onboard sound? when they released the updated version of this board recently, one of the changes was replacing the onboard sound. It sux. I had issues with it until I disabled it and installed my audigy 2 from myother system. It works much better.
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