Hi. I recently stumbled across an issue when playing Mass Effect (Steam version).
The game froze while displaying a pretty strange pattern (see below). It happened twice on the same part while using the same save game. It happened yesterday and today.
What I was doing in both scenarios:
Had Steam downloading Oblivion, while playing Mass Effect. Firefox was with one page (flash video, not playing)
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quadcore 9950
Board: Asus Maximus Formular II
GPU Geforce GTX 280
Windows 7 64 Bit (7100 build still)
RAM: 6GB DDR 2 RAM
Can anybody make head and/or tails out of the pictures? I am used to seeing hard lock ups / not responding screens in most lockup scenarios, but strange patterns on the screen are new to me. Strangely the PC was still responding to ping (although the reported latency was pretty wacky) - I could still reboot the PC with a couple of STRG+ALT+DEL. Something I also noticed that m speedfan isn't reporting any GPU temperature since the last nvidia drivers. CPU-Z reports temperature 40C. Which is pretty normal IMO. Other parts of the PC are below or at 50C after restart. If I would take a wild guess either the RAM on the graphic card is going belly up, its a driver problem, maybe caused by using the RC build of Windows 7. Maybe you have other sufggestions.