Nvidia GeForce 8800GTX issuesLocked
i use a 8800GTX video card in my computer. lately i have been having issues while playing “advance” games so to speak. when i start up guild wars, the video/graphics go slower than normal, and the audio cracks and my entire computer seems to slow down. however, if i even minimize the window, everything goes back to normal. i notice audio cracking while refreshing firefox pages while watching something in vlc. my power supply is an apevia iceberg power 680W with 2 6 pin connectors, both of which i have connected to my video card. with my old power supply, if i unhooked everything from it with the exception of my watercooler, motherboard, hd, and video card, the problem would go away and i could game as normal with awesome performance. in addition, reseating my video card (taking it out and putting it back in) also works. two days ago i resat my video card, which only created another host of problems, but once i got it back in and fixed the problems, i could game just fine. i came home the next day and explorer had crashed to the point to where i could not shut it off, so i forcibly restarted my computer, and alas the issue reappeared. right now my only option is to reformat my harddrive and possibly load vista on it, and if that doesnt work im forced to believe that my beloved video card has a fault and needs to be RMAed. when i sent a question to customer support they recommented getting rid of my overclocked processor (a 2.4 at 2.57), however this does not seem like a processor fault, is it?
any help will be greatly appreciated as i miss my beasts performance 🙁
just a brief description… i have guild wars up on the login menu in window mode and this problem, whatever it is, it slows down my entire computer… itunes, audio, anything and everything, even the time on my computer… im using the evga precision monitoring tool and it reports that i am getting 30-40 fps, my current cpu usage is 34%, and its temperature is 91 degrees Fahrenheit. my video card is at 70 degrees celcius (its not overclocked or anything it just runs incredibly hot) and my ram usage is 1.38 gb out of 3.25
i undid the overclocking on my system (i had the bios do it for me so it wasnt anything i didnt know how to do) and still no improvement lol)