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FS-X Hard Crash

  1. #1


    G.Mester Guest

    FS-X Hard Crash

    MS Flight Simulator X with the FS-X-SP1 patch and the Acceleration pack on
    top running on Vista Ultimate and a eVGA 8800GT-512MB card with the latest
    official 169.25 Nvidia drivers installed after about 1 hour the entire
    machine
    locked up, dark screen total freeze. Had to Hard reset. There is nothing in
    any of the Vista Event logs to be found.
    How is this possible????? Suffice to say this machine is absolutely stable
    hardware-wise .....


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  3. #2


    Chuck Guest

    Re: FS-X Hard Crash

    That sounds like a hardware overtemp issue.
    Temp probes on the CPU and video card may shed a bit of light if this is the
    case.

    "G.Mester" <gmcinema@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    > MS Flight Simulator X with the FS-X-SP1 patch and the Acceleration pack on
    > top running on Vista Ultimate and a eVGA 8800GT-512MB card with the latest
    > official 169.25 Nvidia drivers installed after about 1 hour the entire
    > machine
    > locked up, dark screen total freeze. Had to Hard reset. There is nothing
    in

    > any of the Vista Event logs to be found.
    > How is this possible????? Suffice to say this machine is absolutely stable
    > hardware-wise .....
    >


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  4. #3


    MIC Guest

    Re: FS-X Hard Crash


    i agree it maybe an overheated graphics card problem. i bought a leadtek
    8800gt and it got upto 85c playing COD4. apparently the bios runs the
    fan at a constant 29%. although these cards are supposed to be stable
    to 100c+. i did download the latest bios, but the flashing software
    that came with it will not install it says it's not compatable with
    vista, how stupid is that to sell a dx10 card with software that don't
    work with vista. anyway i put rivatuner on and set the fan to 50%, it
    pulled the temps down by at least 10c. i may try to flash the bios when
    i find a good way to do it,but it's ok for now


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    G.Mester Guest

    Re: FS-X Hard Crash

    CPU is at 33C idle and around 38C when Playing FS-X for about 1-1/2 hrs. GPU
    is at 68C idle and clinbs to 74C after about 1-1/2 hrs FS-X
    Have now updated the (eVGA) Bios to the latest release 62.92.24.00.06 and
    will do further testing ....

    "Chuck" <cdkuder@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    > That sounds like a hardware overtemp issue.
    > Temp probes on the CPU and video card may shed a bit of light if this is
    > the
    > case.
    >
    > "G.Mester" <gmcinema@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:7F693058-FAC7-466C-A1E2-BD97B6011F5B@xxxxxx

    >> MS Flight Simulator X with the FS-X-SP1 patch and the Acceleration pack
    >> on
    >> top running on Vista Ultimate and a eVGA 8800GT-512MB card with the
    >> latest
    >> official 169.25 Nvidia drivers installed after about 1 hour the entire
    >> machine
    >> locked up, dark screen total freeze. Had to Hard reset. There is nothing
    > in

    >> any of the Vista Event logs to be found.
    >> How is this possible????? Suffice to say this machine is absolutely
    >> stable
    >> hardware-wise .....
    >>
    >
    >

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    MIC Guest

    Re: FS-X Hard Crash


    well your temps are better than mine, hope it's not a problem with the
    card, good luck with the testing keep us posted on the results


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  7. #6


    G.Mester Guest

    Re: FS-X Hard Crash

    Have just completed a 4 hr session and fingers crossed it seems that the new
    8800GT bios has solved the crash problem...
    GPU temp 74C and GPU ambient 60C right after the session.


    "MIC" <MIC.33gkne@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    >
    > well your temps are better than mine, hope it's not a problem with the
    > card, good luck with the testing keep us posted on the results
    >
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  8. #7


    Andy [YaYa] Guest

    Re: FS-X Hard Crash

    "G.Mester" <gmcinema@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    > Have just completed a 4 hr session and fingers crossed it seems that the
    > new 8800GT bios has solved the crash problem...
    > GPU temp 74C and GPU ambient 60C right after the session.
    Grats dude, I admit I've never updated my video card BIOS (didn't know they
    could be), but I update my mobo BIOS all the time. Might have to see if my
    new 8800 GT is up to date.

    Congratulations again,
    A


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