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Crash Issue - post 1.8 WoW


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Madrigan

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Hey all,

I am new to this forum but was wondering if your guys could help me out. I've been back and forth with Blizzard, ASUS, Nvidia and PNY and still haven't a solution. Basically, I set up my PC (homebuilt) as my specs say in January. I played World of Warcraft (wow) straight up till a few weeks ago with no problems. After the 1.8 patch, my pc started to randomly reboot; more often as time went on to the point I could start and intense gfx programs without it crashing.

I pulled of the case and noticed the gpu fan was pretty clogged. I cleaned it out and she started to run well again but still would reboot. Long story short, I have tried everyting I can think of from reinstalling window and/or drivers to propping fans blowing in the case and unplugging periphs.

I am pretty sure its not power or heat according the monitors. Some say drivers but I can't help thinking that my card went bad when the fan was clogged. A few of the BSOD's I have gotten were the IRQ not less than and the wdsmd.sys dump.

Funny thing is when I stwitch out the 6800 for my 5200, everything runs fine again. What do you guyss think is going on. I was gonna send back my card on warranty but if they can't crash it in strees test, they just send it back.

Thanks in advance
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it sounds like a driver issue....have you updated the drivers for the card?
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I did update to the 8.1.x.x drivers, newest on the Nvidia site. Didn't change anything. I was working with a tech for a bit via the forum and when I disabled the soudmax driver, the would instead pause for 20 secs every minute or so (but did not crash). I have tried updating every driver (chipset, gfx, sound, LAN, Bus driver) but that didn't work either..
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