Hi Guys, This is my first post here, I wonder if you can offer any advice?
I've got the following specs..
CPU: i7 920
MOTHERBOARD: Foxconn Flaming Blade Motherboard
RAM: 8GB RAM
HARDRIVE: 1 TB 7200 HD
VIDEO: NVID GTX 295 Video Card
O/S: WINDOWS 7 64
PSU: Power Supply 750w
Good case with Fans etc
My PC runs fine, runs Cubase 7 with loads of plug ins, Photoshop etc all with no problems.
When I try to play a game however I've been getting BSOD or freezing, forcing me to Ctrl/alt/delete my way out of it or just switching PC off.
Recent games such as Crysis 2 or Arma2, DayZ etc all load and start fine but then freeze or BSOD within a couple of minutes.
I've got upto date drivers for everything, I've checked RAM, hard drives etc, but last night I switched off multi GPU and I was able to play a game of DayZ for the first time ever.
Do you think this mean my Video card needs replacing or could it be a power supply or software issue?
All my software is legit btw. Also just to say, I've tried rolling back drivers, re installing windows etc, I'm left feeling that it's probably a hardware fault, but this isn't my area of expertise.
This is a well known issue of the early version of twin GPU GTX295, overheating in extensive gaming.
I'd 2x these GTX295 from Gainward (still got them but retired & boxed up) in Qual Sli some years ago, I put them in a Coolermaster full tower. I drilled rows of 1" diameter of holes on the 1mm solid aluminium side panel as well as cut out 2 holes on an internal hinged plastic Graphic cards protecting cover for 2x 120mm fans .
Together with other cooling fans this kept the cards cool, had no problem whatsoever for years playing games extensively hours a day ,mind you these cards are hot & worse if there are 2 in a system.
Take the side panel off & stick a desk fan or similar to blow direct into the GTX295(with both GPU enabled), if you can play games without glitch then you should know what the culprit is.