During games, my PC freezes then makes a long beep.

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  1. RKOver

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    I have been getting annoyed with this lately. I get it everytime I'm on a game it seems. 30 minutes in game or so then freeze then long beep and keeps going until I reboot manually. I never got this with my 4870 x2 so I dunno if it's drivers or one of my 4890. Can't be my SSD's cause I never had this with my 4870 x2 and SSD's in RAID 0 so it must be my 4890. I have uninstalled my 9.5 drivers then ran driver sweeper in safe mode then re installed but still persists.
     
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    Maybe try using an older driver, like 9.3, and see if the problem still persists. If it does, then try using only one 4890 and see if that fixes it. You'd need to switch which 4890 you use at each time to rule out each one as the culprit, if it is one of them that is.

    Has it started since you switched to the 4890s or was it after a recent driver? If it was a driver, try using 9.3 or so and see if that fixes it.
     
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    Fan fail or overheat warning makes a long beep. Your CPU isnt going over the safety limit you set in the BIOS is it?
     
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    Well I think it's ever since I changed from 4870 x2 to my 4890's.
     

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    I disabled those options ^^. I leave my fan speed in CCC to auto.
     
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    Try turning up the fan speed to 65% or so and see if that has any effect on it. I've found leaving fan speed on auto doesn't always work, its raised my GPU temps closer to 100C before because it never spun up enough. I leave mine at 95% because my fan is quiet enough I don't notice it until it hits 100%.
     
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    I'll try that. Could temperatures effect my problem?
     
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    Yeah, it could. Before I got my new case, my card would always overheat no matter what game I was playing. I could play for 15 or 20 minutes, then I'd lock up and get an overheat message and I'd have to reboot. I don't recall getting a long beep, but temps can cause problems where everything locks up and you have to reboot it.
     
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    My first card in CCC reports that my core clock is 240MHz but my second card is normal (850MHz). Weird.
     
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    If there is that kind of a discrepency between the two, that could also cause a problem. Does one of the cards have power saving features enabled and the other doesn't? That could be a culprit as to the issues, though during a game the power saving card should amp up to the proper clock.

    I still think trying a game with only one card at a time could be a good way to test and see if the card or cards are bad.
     

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    Might want to keep an eye on your CPU temp as Inklimited said. Long beep is usually a fan failure or CPU overtemp warning. Watercooling does not guarrantee that your processor is staying cool enough.
     
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    I hit 56c on Prime95 (small FFT's) after 3 hours. I'll have a look in BIOS now.
     
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    I'd rather run Intel Burn Test at 10 passes and then follow up with Prime. I've found IBT gets temps up to the limit more than Prime has, but running both of them is a good way to check and see. 56c shouldn't be anything to cause a problem though, if it was 86c, then yeah, but not at 56.

    What temps do your 4890s hit under load?
     
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    I can run Furmark now.
     
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    95 in Furmark. I do not reach those in game though. How do I disable power saving for the card that reports 240MHz?
     

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    That I am unsure of, it could be something in the drivers but then again, I don't know for sure if you can. I haven't had a card with power saving features so I don't really know if it can be disabled, but there is probably a way to do it. Maybe a setting in the graphics driver?
     
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    I've looked. No luck. I guess I can play games and see if turning the fan speed to 50% on the first and 40% on the second will help. I may put the 1st card to 60 or 70% since it gets hot quick.
     
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    Sounds good, that should hopefully help them. I always have the fan on my GPU up real high just because the 8800GTX can get rather hot rather quickly.
     
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    I still get the problem. The best thing I can do is run one card at a time and play a game for a while to see if it happens to which card. If it happens to one and not the other then I can RMA it.
     
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    Or... could it be that on my 2nd card, I have the 6 pin to 2 molex ends but I think only ONE molex is connected and the other isn't... maybe not enough power you think?
     

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