Is my GPU overheating? 15 replies

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#1 9 years ago

I seem to be having some trouble with my GPU lately. I don't know whether it's overheating, or if it's another problem, but most of the time I play either Fallout 3, or Prey, grey "boxes" will flicker across the screen. In Fallout 3, this always seem to happen whenever a particle effect is run, but in Prey it happens at random. In Fallout 3, this usually ends in a crash to desktop with the message "The screen driver stopped responding and has been recovered". For Prey, it's fixed simply by going to the Save screen and back again.

(Picture of the problem in Prey)

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The card is a GeForce 8800GT, all the fans seem to be working properly, but the average temperature seems to be 70-80c. It doesn't seem to matter what the temperature is, as it happens even when it's below that. (Note that it only happens in those two games, not in any other)




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#2 9 years ago

If it's not overheating, it's most likely a driver error, so try installing the latest drivers, or reinstall them. I've had this same problem with my old 9700 Pro.


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#3 9 years ago

Yeah that's driver related, not heat. I suggest a thorough driver removal with something like Driver Cleaner, including it's Cab Cleaner if you're on XP. You can still get the older version of DC free, just Google it. As for the driver version, that card is getting older now so the latest one, esp if it's a beta, may not be the best. If you're not already using the latest I would try it first though. Make sure you have the latest DirectX too.




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#4 9 years ago

All right, thanks. I'll check out Driver Cleaner. I used to have the same problem, but I fixed it by reinstalling the drivers. I wasn't completely sure it was the same problem this time.




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#5 9 years ago

I had similar issues with Dead Space. I usually just solved it by restarting the game or rebooting the PC.




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#6 9 years ago

Which driver version are you using?




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#7 9 years ago

I used 190.38, which is the latest. I removed it completely, and reverted back to 178.24, which was the last version that seemed to work. Same problem.

EDIT: The error report states the name of the error as "LiveKernelEvent", which after a brief search seems to be hardware related.




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#8 9 years ago

Ok, I looked in Nvidia Forums and they said that it was most likely something to do with your PSU. I'd link you to the thread, but I think that's against the rules.


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#9 9 years ago
computernerd;4971879Ok, I looked in Nvidia Forums and they said that it was most likely something to do with your PSU. I'd link you to the thread, but I think that's against the rules.

I very much doubt that linking to the forum of the largest discrete GPU manufacturer on the planet is against the rules.




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#10 9 years ago

Alrighty then.

Here ya go: LiveKernelEvent? - NVIDIA Forums


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