Crashes during games. Motherboard damaged?

  aennax 29 May 11

Hi all, this is about my PC crashing during games.

I'll try and explain what "may" of started the problems.

I wanted to install my old GPU for Physx for FFXIV (GTS 250), which my Main card is a GTX 460. So i install the GTS 250, and my PC can't detect it at all. I tried re-doing drivers and all that fun stuff, and it still wasn't detected.

I then decided to launch FFXIV anyway to see if it worked, and on the log-in screen it made my entire PC Lagg like crazy, even with mouse lagg. So i take out my failed Physx Card, and i'm pretty sure THAT is where my crashes started.

With my GTX 460 in, it will crash once every few hours or so, during random games. With my GTS 250 on the other hand, it will crash if i even open a web page.

I'm thinking i could of damaged my motherboard here somehow?.. I know how to install Physx lol, and my board can run SLI etc. Here's a few specs, Q6600, N7AD-SLI Motherboard, 750 watt PSU, 8GB DDR2 800mhz RAM, Windows 7, and the 2 GPU's i mentioned.

Any help at all is appreciated, thanks if you managed to read all of that.

  aennax 29 May 11

Also, i'll say that it's not Driver issues here with either card. I've tried every driver on the planet + Reconfigured my PC + took all my PC apart and looked for lose connections. >_>

  woodchip 29 May 11

Doubt its damaged the Motherboard, but you should do a Hard Drive Scan for bad sectors, Double Click My Computer Right Click on C:\Properties/Tools/Scan Hard Drive and Auto Fix Problems

  woodchip 29 May 11

forgot to say, looks like you Graphics is not up to the Job, you could try turning down Graphics Acceleration in Display Properties

  aennax 31 May 11

I tried those, and the problem is still here. Anyone else have any idea's? Thanks


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