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Video is jumpy when playing PC games

Q: Video is jumpy when playing PC games

Whenever I am playing PC games (eg. Sims, Tycoon games) I notice that my video is jumpy, or it pauses as if it is buffering. I have more than enough memory (1GB) in my system. Windows XP Pro. My hard drive is a 180GBB which was recently defraged. My CPU is a 2.6 Celeron. My video right now is an Intel integrated adapter. I also noticed that my CPU usage is at 100% when the game is active. My question is if this is a CPU or a Video problem? I am thinking of purchasing an 128MB AGP Video Card. Another thing is that the game is running from the CD-ROM. Any suggestions.
P.S. I have my system setup for Best Performance.

Preferred Solution: Video is jumpy when playing PC games

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A: Video is jumpy when playing PC games

I wouldn't think you would need a fancy card for those kind of games, do you have an option of loading the game onto the hhd?? if so try that, but hey, I'm always up for a new video card.

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It doesn't happen often but sometimes it freezes for a second while loading a certain game which works fine on another day and gives BSOD. Sometimes it happens after I've loaded the game and am in the moment of playing. My hardware is more than enough for the games I run and I even run them on low-mid even though I can manage high settings. The games I usually run are CS:GO, League of Legends and Modern Warfare 3 [rarely play; received 1 BSOD while loading it]

I've uploaded my dump files.

Thank you.

A:BSOD playing video games / loading video games [MEMORY_MANAGEMENT]

Hi miqballin.

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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 1A, {41201, fffff6800001aca8, 8080000019905825, fffffa8003e5ded0}

Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt! ?? ::FNODOBFM::`string'+136f2 )

Followup: MachineOwner
According to Carrona.org, STOP 0x0000001A: MEMORY_MANAGEMENT
Usual causes: Device driver, memory, kernel

So what you are to do here is

► Enable Driver Verifier.
Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable
Run Driver Verifier for 24 hours or the occurrence of the next crash, whichever is earlier.

► Test the RAM modules.
RAM - Test with Memtest86+
Run it for at least eight passes. Preferably overnight.

Let us know the results, with the subsequent crash dumps, if any.

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So I recently opened my CPU because it was lagging and I thought maybe a little clean up might do the trick. So I softly brushed the drivers inside the CPU to get some dust off. However, when I turned on my PC, it seems that whenever I watch videos or play games, a loud crackling sound comes out from my speakers. I don't know what is causing this.

I have tried disabling my drivers (sound and display) but to no avail. However, if I mute the volume on my sound driver, the sound disappears. Which lead me to the conclusion that it might be a conflict of sound and display.

Since the problem only occured when I opened my CPU and cleaned it, it might also be a wiring problem or something.

Can someone help me on this?

A:Crackling sound in speakers when video playing/playing games/anything with graphics

Have you tried a different set of speakers? Make sure the speakers are all the way plugged into the jack.

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Okay, so I purchased a brand new computer (in parts) from NewEgg. I got:

Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3 R Motherboard

Galaxy GTX550TI Video Card 2GB DDR5

Zephyr MX-750 (750 Watts)

AMD 6-core FX-6100 3.3Ghz Processor

A single 8GB 1333Mhz DDR3 RAM stick

A 1 TB Hard drive which I used as my main, and I owned a previous 1TB Hard Drive which I am using as my secondary.

I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate. I've played Guild Wars, League of Legends, and Skyrim, and anywhere between 10-60 minutes, my pc will crash, freezing up completely and the sound will get stuck. I've gone 8+ hours with the PC on while in the Skyrim Construction set, using Microsoft Word, and browsing the net. At one point, I got the Blue Screen of Death (Only 1 incident) with the following code: 0x0000001E

I've updated everything, video card, motherboard, any windows component, updated. I ran my antivirus in case I brought anything from the old 2ndary HD, nada. There have also been a couple cases where we could smell something hot. Not burning, just hot.

It continued to freeze when I tried to play ANY game, so I sent the video card back. Had to be the video card, what else could it be? I got the new one today. It lasts longer, but it continues to freeze when playing any video games. I have part replacement/refund from NewEgg for another 20 days, I need to figure this out now. Help!!!

What freaks me out is that EVERYTHING is new. No idea what I can do in this particular situation.

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A:PC freezes while playing video games (returned/exchanged video card)

Maybe there is an issue with your power supply.

Run this

While running this

Let them go for 1 hour and see what you get. It will render your PC pretty much useless so set it and step back and watch.

See if you still lock up.

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I've built a custom computer almost a year ago and have been having problems with it eversince. At first random crashes and BSOD were bearable and i didn't make much of them. 5 months ago it finally became unbearable and i wasn't able to play %90 of my video games. They all crashed after 5 minutes, if the computer didn't reboot because of a BSOD first. There were a couple of times where these didn't happen at all and because of this inconsistency i was unable to reproduce this problem when i brought my pc to a computer engineer. Even if they saw what the problem was, no one could tell me what caused it. Needless to say, i have formatted my hard drives and did multiple clean installs since and before then, to no avail.

A month ago with one of my friends we thought we solved the problem after we disabled my motherboard's wi-fi go option and none of the stress tests came back with a BSOD (they didn't last 10 mins before). But after a week the same problem came back and i have been trying to deal with it eversince.

To be more brief:
-Video Games crash to desktop most times.
-Every 4 or 5 crash where i'm playing video games is replaced by a BSOD instead.
-It has given me BSODs a couple of times when i'm not playing a video game but it's very, very rare.

What i have tried:
-Complete clean installs on multiple different internal HDDs.
-Different versions of Windows 7 and even Windows 8.
-Cooling down the system to the point that i'm now using 7 fans.
-I have rolled my LAN and ... Read more

A:BSOD while playing most video games

OS Name: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
OS Version: 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
OS Manufacturer: Microsoft Corporation
OS Configuration: Standalone Workstation
OS Build Type: Multiprocessor Free
Registered Owner: MURATHANK
Registered Organization:
Product ID: 00426-OEM-8992662-00173
Original Install Date: 08.07.2013, 21:11:30
System Boot Time: 21.08.2013, 21:33:30
System Manufacturer: System manufacturer
System Model: System Product Name
System Type: x64-based PC
Post this report:Activation Issue Posting Instructions

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Brand new computer. Less than 2 weeks old.

Asrocks extreme3 gen3 board
Sapphire hd6850 2g ddr5 pcie 2.1
2500k i5
Reinstalled Windows 1 day ago.
Memtest found 0 errors

I get was getting bsod when playing any kind of game. Took the video card out to test and see if it was the issue and it now will blue screen every time I boot not into safe mode. getting an error from perfmon saying The system cannot find the path specified. Let me know if you need any additional info. Mike

A:BSOD Playing lol or other video games

Not the video but Related to MBfilt64.sys Audio Driver from Creative Technology Ltd. I would re-install newest,

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random bluescreens on several different games .
Windows 7 x64
recent motherboard change and fresh os install windows home upgrade ...

A:BSOD when playing video games

Problem Devices:
Ethernet Controller PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8136&SUBSYS_230D1565&REV_05\4&ABBF86&0&00E1 The drivers for this device are not installed.
I recommend installing all drivers for all devices. You may disable the device after installing it if you wish.
Problematic Software:
Start Menu\Programs\PC Tools Registry Mechanic Public:Start Menu\Programs\PC Tools Registry Mechanic Public
Many of us on the forums actually do not recommend automated optimization tools for Windows 7. Windows 7 does a much better job of handling its own optimization than its predecessors did. We especially do not recommend registry cleaning as an "optimization" step because automated registry cleaning causes more harm to the registry than it actually repairs.

In the future, if you need help optimizing Windows 7, please post a thread in Performance & Maintenance - Windows 7 Forums or follow the tutorial enclosed in that forum to Optimize Windows 7.
For that Bugcheck:

Quote: Originally Posted by Windows Dev Center - Hardware


Frequently, you can determine the cause of the KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR bug check from the error status (Parameter 2). Some common status codes include the following:0xC000009A, or STATUS_INSUFFICIENT_RESOURCES, indicates a lack of nonpaged pool resources.

0xC000009C, or STATUS_DEVICE_DATA_ERROR, typically indicates bad blocks (sectors) on the hard d... Read more

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i want to buy a 256MB video card for playing games can u guys tell me the choices and tell me the best thing that i could buy?


A:I want to buy a video card for playing games

Whats your budget?

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Hi there, I'm here bc I have issues when I'm playin video games like Paladins or H1Z1. I have a Lenovo Z70-80 with a CPU Intel Core I7-5500 with 2.40 Ghz, a graphics card Nvidia GeForce 840M and 8gb of RAM. I know that my computer can't handle these games in high graphics so I always play in low but I don't know why, when I'm playing at least every 30 seconds my game starts freezing for 3 seconds or more and it's unplayable... If someone is able to help me I would really appreciate that.( I specify that i'm french and my english isn't perfect  ) Thank you !

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Hi there, I'm here bc I have issues when I'm playin video games like Paladins or H1Z1. I have a Lenovo Z70-80 with a CPU Intel Core I7-5500 with 2.40 Ghz, a graphics card Nvidia GeForce 840M and 8gb of RAM. I know that my computer can't handle these games in high graphics so I always play in low but I don't know why, when I'm playing at least every 30 seconds my game starts freezing for 3 seconds or more and it's unplayable... If someone is able to help me I would really appreciate that.( I specify that i'm french and my english isn't perfect  ) Thank you !

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Hi all!I have a huge problem with my PC,I built it back in April and it was kind of an "OK" but when I first started to play it rebooted for no reason and in the first screen(when it rebbots) it said that it wasn't shutting down properly.I thought that it was my fault that I assembled it the wrong way but it wasn't so I carried it to a tech in my neighborhood and said it was perfectly assembled.So now I'm here looking for a way out :D

Windows 7 64bit
I5 2500k no oc
GTX 570 Twin frozr III power ed.
Ram corsair vegeance low profile 2x4GB
PSU Arkangel Metatron v2.2 850w
MOBO Asrock Extreme 3 Gen 3 Z68
Samsung Spin point F4 320GB+1tb western digital caviar green

Sorry for my english please bear it until I solve my problem and also sorry for novel xD

A:PC reboots playing video games

I discovered it's a Kernel power error 41 (63)

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Hi, I've recently been playing a lot of Path of Exiles.  Just recently I have had a problem with bluescreens. 
The stop error code is: Stop: 0xA0000001
It only happens when I play Path of Exiles and my friend and I discovered a connection between my Avria anti-virus software trying to update and my computer going into a bluescreen while playing PoE.
Because of this, we uninstalled Avira and I have yet to have a bluescreen, we also ran Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and nothing came up.
My friend thinks there might be a potential virus or malware on my computer that causes my computer to crash when Avira tries to alert me.

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I don't want to make this long and confusing, but here is my problm. I used to be able to play any games on my computer. However, recently, I've been getting errors like make sure you have directx 8.1 or higher installed, well i know i do. I was able to play command and conquer Generals before, now when I play it gives me this error. Could something be wrong with my video card?? Could it be the Ram in my video card by any chance?? if so, how could I clean that up??


please feel free to email me about this also......

[email protected]

A:playing games video card??

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Video corruption when playing games, have to reboot


Having recently solved a problem with my pc, a new one has surfaced. Whilst playing 3d games often the video display will become corrupted completely. The games are still playing in the background, can still hear sound etc. Sometimes, but not often the pc will then black screen on me and I return to windows to the windows has encounterd a serious error. I have a feeling though that these 2 incidents are not linked. I have tried reinstalling all drivers I can think of, removing USB keboards, brought a new router as thought replacing modem might help, all power off/hibernate settings on always on. Really have run out of things to change. Wouldnt be that much of a problem, but I only play MMOS so this really affects gameplay so much I Cant play anymore. At point of getting a new pc, but was worried it might be something to do with monitor. Any help greatly appreciated.


edit: oops forgot specs

pentium 3 3.2ghz
2gig geil value ram
x800 XT PE video card
GA-8IG1000-g mobo
sonic fury sound card ( have tried onboard, audigy)
belinea 20" flat screen monitor
U.S.Robtics DSL router

Nothing overclocked.

edit 2: PC just did its normal thing but this time no video corruption, just black screen. plugged monitor back in again. During this time i heard a single beep, then a few seconds later another beep. Was able to restart windows with nothing but black screen, ie pc was fine but no display.
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A:Video corruption when playing games

it does sound like a vid card or your monitor..
try geting a friends/another pc's monitor or vid card to swap with (troubleshoot) and see what happens

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Hi all. I have just received a BSOD while playing a game called Planet Explorers on my computer. I am unable to find out how to analyze the dump file, and I can't upload it here because, even when compressed, the file is 184 MB. Can anyone help me find a solution to this?

I can laos provide any specs or anything else that is need if that is necessary.


A:BSOD while playing video games

Hello and welcome flaccorice mate you need to use this to read the dump files
WinDBG - Install and Configure for BSOD Analysis
and I am assuming you can read them of course. I have just started doing this and it is no easy task

Also yes mate it is a very good idea to upload the specs on your machine so we can see what we are working with ie no good replacing the tyres on a car unless one know what size they need to be

System Info - See Your System Specs

Now it would again be a good idea to upload the dump files anyway as many hands make light work.
Dump Files - Upload to SevenForums

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Hi I've had a lot of BSOD recently and only when playing video games, I've tried updating the drivers i could find and it haven't solved my problem.

My specs are:
Windows 7 Home premium 32-bit
AMD phenom(tm) II X4 940 Processor (4 CPUS)
4 gb ram
NVIDIA Geforce GTX 460

Anyone able to help finding and solving the issue?

A:BSOD when playing video games

Recommendations:Crashes point to a hardware fault. Do the following hardware testing:


NOTE:If you are overclocking any hardware, please stop.

Run FurMark to test the display card for artifacts and temperature issues.

Run Display card memory tests to check the display card for memory problems.

Run all Basic tests with SeaTools: S.M.A.R.T. Check, Short Drive Self Test, Drive Information, Short Generic, and Long Generic. Run the tests for all HDDs.SeaTools for Windows

SeaTools for DOS
Run Memtest86+ for at least 7-10 passes. It may take up to 22 passes to find problems. Make sure to run it once after the system has been on for a few hours and is warm, and then also run it again when the system has been off for a few hours and is cold.

Run Prime95 to test your CPU, RAM modules, and general hardware.

I also recommend you update/replace/remove the following drivers:

AODDriver2.sys Tue Mar 6 01:39:27 2012 (4F55CD3F)
AMD Overdrive; also in EasyTune6 for Gigabyte motherboard [br] Known BSOD issues in Win7

To update drivers, make sure to download the drivers from the manufacturer and not using 3rd party programs. Your drivers should be found from your motherboard support site (ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI, etc.) or your vendor support site (Dell, HP, Toshiba, Sony, etc.) first. If you have devices you bought yourself, the drivers for those device... Read more

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I had this problem for a while now[about year].. atikmpag crash.. it first it crashed when i was gaming[i played games since 2012 and everything was ok] , then it began to crash randomly even when im just browsing the internet.. after sometime my computer didnt even turn on , somehow i fixed it and it automatically did bios [twice..] now i deleted all of my amd drivers and the computer worked fine just i couldnt play games of course
.today i tried to install the old driver when i didnt have problms - didnt work games just freeze when loading .. now im with the newest driver and the crash came back ...
i dont know what to do anymore...

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Hello, recently I've been experiencing some problems. I get the BSOD while playing video games. At first, it only happened with Simpsons HIT&RUN (pretty old game), other games worked fine. Yesterday, bsod started appearing while I was playing Tomb Raider after about 3 hours of gameplay. Now, it happens every time I start the game, after about 10-20 minutes.
I attached the dmp file, thanks in advance!

A:BSOD while playing video games

Please reconfigure windows to collect the correct info
You want small memory dumps - "MiniDumps"


And here are the instructions for posting:


Ensure you click the "GRAB ALL" button and then wait for each window to appear in turn and then click OK



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I'm not sure where my problem is so I placed it in the Windows 8 topic.

A couple of days ago I suddenly had some problems with opening a video file in VLC. I heard sound but there was no image. I also have this problem in other media players like BS player or Windows media player. Also I'm not able to launch any game (FIFA14 or Starcraft 2). It just crashes and doesn't open the game.

I don't know if it's related in any kind but I'm also having trouble getting connected to my Wi-Fi network. It can't connect the first time I boot my laptop. I have to open the troubleshooting application that resets my network adapter before it is able to connect.

What I have tried so far:
- Reinstall VLC
- Changing video-settings in VLC. Windows GDI-output does work, also Direct2D-output works. But just having it set to automatic output mode won't work
- Reinstalled latest video drivers for my Nvidia Geforce GT650M and the integrated Intel HD 4000 graphics chip
- Virusscan with AVG and a scan with MBAM

So basically I've tried some things but I'm running out of ideas... Can somebody help me?

I'm running Windows 8.1 64-bits on my Asus N56vz-s4035


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Hi there, I seem to get constant BSOD's whenever I play video games such as the witcher 2, Star wars: Knights of the old republic etc. I never get a BSOD otherwise.

My PC specs are below:

OS: Windows Vista Ultimate
Motherboard: Asus M2N-SLI DELUXE
RAM: 3GB Corsair DDR2
Hard drive: 250GB, SATA
DVD Drive: Sony DVD+R 20x
Graphics Card: Gecube Radeon HD 3850
CPU: AMD Athlon(tm) core processor 6400+

Whenever a BSOD occurs its always PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA, caused by the address: ntoskrnl.exe+705c0

I've tried numerous things to locate the source, such as memory tests, new power supply, disk checks however nothing seems to help.

My most recent mini dump file is:

Bug Check code: 0x00000050
Parameter 1: fffff880`0a27c000
Parameter 2: 00000000`00000000
Parameter 3: fffff800`03172b5a
Parameter 4: 00000000`00000000
Caused by driver: ntoskrnl.exe
Caused by Address: ntoskrnl.exe+705c0
Crash Address: ntoskrnl.exe+705c0

A:BSOD while playing video games

How about trying to update the video cards driver from AMD/ATI's website

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So I believe this problem started for me on Sunday. I had posted another problem in another thread and had thought this problem had been fixed for good. but sadly not. For some strange reason whenever I play this game called (League of Legends) my computer will crash and give me the BSOD! It does not happen automatically and not even all the time. When we had first thought this problem to be solved it allowed me to play 3 games before it crashed. Then it crashed when I attempted to load a youtube video. Right now it is allowing me to view youtube videos fine.
I am not sure exactly what the problem is. Here are the .dmp files.

A:BSOD when playing video or games

Hi Kingsolara. Please follow these instructions for posting BSODs.


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So recently I've been suffering from various BSODs / comp crashes when playing video games (usually with Path of Exile and Skyrim) and this morning after such crash, when rebooting I got the "Driver trying to corrupt the system has been caught" bsod. Due to driver verifier I know that its one of my drivers, but I have no idea how to isolate that particular driver, so that is what I am asking help for.

I've attached the diagnostic tool archive as instructed in the other thread.
So please, can one of you help me with fixing my system?

Thank you for your time
Cheers, Shadowthread

A:Various BSODs when playing video games


p.s. someone tell if this is not allowed, but I would really like this to be looked into, thanks.

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A couple of days ago I suddenly had some problems with opening a video file in VLC. I heard sound but there was no image. I also have this problem in other media players like BS player or Windows media player. Also I'm not able to launch any game (FIFA14 or Starcraft 2). It just crashes and doesn't open the game.

I don't know if it's related in any kind but I'm also having trouble getting connected to my Wi-Fi network. It can't connect the first time I boot my laptop. I have to open the troubleshooting application that resets my network adapter before it is able to connect.

What I have tried so far:
- Reinstall VLC
- Changing video-settings in VLC. Windows GDI-output does work, also Direct2D-output works. But just having it set to automatic output mode won't work
- Reinstalled latest video drivers for my Nvidia Geforce GT650M and the integrated Intel HD 4000 graphics chip
- Virusscan with AVG and a scan with MBAM

So basically I've tried some things but I'm running out of ideas... Can somebody help me?

I'm running Windows 8.1 64-bits on my Asus N56vz-s4035


A:Problems with playing video or games

Here are a couple of things I would try.

1.Update your network adapter drivers (Let me know if you need help doing so)
2.Check and make sure that the file you are trying to play is a. Not corrupted b. Compatible with that player

Also, have you always had problems with these games are is this a new problem

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Computer Specs:

Time of this report: 9/25/2011, 22:39:35
Machine name: V****-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.110622-1506)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
System Model: Inspiron 537s
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5300 @ 2.60GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.6GHz
Memory: 3072MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 3072MB RAM
Page File: 2291MB used, 3848MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 32bit Unicode


Okay Hi!
So I'm a real hardcore gamer I guess, but recently (and this has been happening more frequently) I have been lagging a lot. (When I say recently I mean like 3 months+)
Anyway, specifically on the game League of Legends my lag reaches a point where I'm unable to move or input any commands and I get delayed a lot to the point where I just ALT+F4 myself out of frustration.
It's not fps related lag, it's latency related I believe, because sometimes I disconnect completely and realize my internet has dropped. Every time I lag actually it's related to my internet ... Read more

A:Solved: Why do I lag when playing video games?

Possible, who is your ISP?

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So I've been having bsod problems for the past month or so and they seem to always happen when I'm playing games, mainly Ark:Survival evolved and Overwatch. It doesn't happen after a few minutes or anything but after a long gaming session like 5-8 hours it would bsod. Here is my dm log.

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Hi, i have been getting blue screens only while playing video games after about 20-40 min. I have been able to stop them, but to do so i have to set up a huge fan next to my computer.

So i assumed the problem was from overheating. However, i recorded the temperatures with speed fan.

These were the highest temperatures i noticed while playing games just before they give me a BSOD.

Temp 1:82C
Temp 2:49C
Temp 3:-128C
HDO: 40C

Now i don't know very much about computers but those temperatures dont seem very high for running high graphics video games.

I also wrote down the error on the blue screen.
STOP: 0x0000001E (0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000)

Any help would be greatly appreciated as the fan i have to use is very loud and big.

Oh and im running windows 7 64 bit.
I tried to upload the dump files but im a noob. Whenever i try to upload the file it keeps giving me an invalid file error. Again any help at all will be super appreciated as ive been dealing with this problem for a long time.

A:BSOD while playing video games

Invalid File

Thats the error i get when i try to upload the file.

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I have my pc for 2 years and never had a problem until recently. The last days i'm getting a BSOD randomly but always happens when i'm playing a video game. Anyone can tell me why and how to fix it?

My system :
Windows (Service Pack 1)
AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1090T Processor
3.23 GHz
4.29 GB
ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series
2.94 GB
500 GB
426.53 GB (85%)

A:BSOD while playing video games


How are the temps and voltage readings? If the PC is currently overclocked please reset back to defaults for testing purposes

Boot into the BIOS and post the temp and voltage readings. Usually Under Hardware Monitor,PC Health Status, or similar.

Once you have this info Install HWMonitor and take a screenshot of the program at idle and under load.

The one attached dump seem to indicate a problem with the processor that could be caused by heat or voltaage, or a bad CPU.

Common Platform Error Record @ fffffa8004ca4028
Record Id : 01ce542e1f1c3c46
Severity : Fatal (1)
Length : 928
Creator : Microsoft
Notify Type : Machine Check Exception
Timestamp : 5/19/2013 15:04:14 (UTC)
Flags : 0x00000000

Section 0 : Processor Generic
Descriptor @ fffffa8004ca40a8
Section @ fffffa8004ca4180
Offset : 344
Length : 192
Flags : 0x00000001 Primary
Severity : Fatal

Proc. Type : x86/x64
Instr. Set : x64
Error Type : Cache error
Operation : Data Read
Flags : 0x00
Level : 1
CPU Version : 0x0000000000100fa0
Processor ID... Read more

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Hi people, i need some help! My pc is having trouble playing games that it used to be able to play with ease years ago. As ive recently upgraded my RAM from 512 to 2.5MB i thought this might have solved the problem - it didnt. Now im assuming its my graphics card (NVIDIA GeForce FX5200), however its the same one ive always used. According to the games my requirement are well above the recommended. Some of the [COLOR=blue !important][COLOR=blue !important]games [COLOR=blue !important]im[/COLOR][/COLOR][/COLOR] trying to play are Max Payne2, HalfLife2, DuesEx2 and Mafia. I have recently updated my NVIDIA drivers as well as the SoundMAX drivers and they are all WHQL logoed. I really cant understand why this is occuring. Can anyone suggest how i could possible resolve this problem?


A:Freezing and Jumpy Games

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Ok i recently posted on the hardware forum about how my computer wouldnt boot if my 7900gt was plugged into the psu. I bought a brand new triple 12v rail 550watt thermaltake purepower psu to try combat the problem. Its made a slight difference, quake 4 runs awsome on high detail with x2 AA and all the bells and whistles turned on.

My spec is.

Intel C2Duo E6320 w/ stock fan
2gb Kingston and Corsair 533mhz DDR2
X-FI ExtremeMusic S/card
XFX 7900GT 256mb
Thermaltake PurePower 550w 3x12v Rail
Asus P5VD2-Mx SE

BF2 runs fantasticly fps wise with everything turned up, but theres an intermitant freeze for a couple of seconds regularily. Same with FEAR, and even sometimes in warcraft.

Also sometimes when my computer boots, i hear the windows start theme, then the mouse freezes and the theme skips and repeats for 10 seconds then suddely everything starts agen. Leaving games sometimes there is a short lock up.

Really annoying me now, im not getting any artifacts or overheating. CPU temp is just over fourty on load 35 when idle. This is also a fresh install of windows, no background processes are eating my memory either.

Thanks In Advance!

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So the backstory:

I played 7 Days to Die last weekend and had an odd freeze where everything locked up and the monitor suddenly looked like this:


I figured maybe it was an issue of graphics card drivers needing to be updated so the next day I went ahead and updated my drivers. Later that day 7 Days to Die crashed again, the same way. Then later World of Warcraft did. At that point I figured something must be pretty wrong, as I'd been playing WoW on and off for weeks and never had any problems.

I tried dusting out the case, worrying that it was a heat issue. Eventually during one of the restarts/freezes I got to the point where the tower would boot up but the monitor stayed in Power Saver mode. After flashing the BIOS and removing the graphics card, I was able to get back into Windows. I figured maybe my graphics card was on its way out, but it couldn't hurt to format the SSD I keep Windows on and start clean before I put a new card in. So I did that, but held off on putting the card in right away as it took forever to get all the Windows Updates handled, and eventually I ended up installing Windows 10 as there were so many problems with Windows 7.

Fast forward to now where I still haven't installed a new graphics card, as when I tried to test my system out by running some games (Rocket League, which completely freezes up on the title screen; Beseige, which plays fine but within 5-10 minutes causes a BSOD of System_Service_Exception) it did... Read more

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Hello! So I built my desktop in January of 2012, but about 2 or 3 months ago I upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 7. For about the past 2 months I've been having some issues with my graphics, where my graphics will just crash randomly. My games don't lag or give any indication pointing to my video card struggling to run the game. I only crash in Diablo 3, Dungeon Defenders (first one), and Hearthstone. I can run Fallout 4 perfectly fine with no lag or crashes; youtube videos and everything else runs perfectly. I've tried reinstalling Windows 10 a few times and my most recent install was earlier this month (November 2015).
I've uploaded my DxDiag.txt, MSInfo32.txt, and Event Viewer information.
Let me know if you need any more information! Thank you for your help!

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They seem to be completely random always when I am gaming and using skype as my comm. Thanks for any help.

Amd Phenom II x4 820
8gb ram
gtx 960

A:BSOD playing video games + skype

Have you had any more BSODs lately?

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A:BSOD when playing video games 0x00000101

Your Windows installation is counterfeit. You have a Lenovo PID on an ASRock retail motherboard.

Host Name: ANDY-PC
OS Name: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
OS Version: 6.1.7600 N/A Build 7600
OS Manufacturer: Microsoft Corporation
OS Configuration: Standalone Workstation
OS Build Type: Multiprocessor Free
Registered Owner: Andy
Registered Organization:
Product ID: 00426-OEM-8992662-00497
Original Install Date: 8/16/2014, 9:28:02 PM
System Boot Time: 10/15/2014, 7:27:36 PM
System Manufacturer: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
System Model: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
System Type: x64-based PC
Processor(s): 1 Processor(s) Installed.
[01]: AMD64 Family 18 Model 1 Stepping 0
Counterfeit installations such as yours can contain heavily modified code that can cause the installation to behave it unexpected ways. Analysing BSODs and determining their causes on these sorts of installations is completely unreliable, and for this reason most analysts won't attempt it.

My recommendation is to install a genuine copy of Windows 7. This will minimise the problems you are experiencing and make subsequent diagnosis of BSODs far more reliable. Once you are running a genuine Windows 7 installation and are still experiencing BSODs, upload your new logs we wi... Read more

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ive built my computer in april and since mid Septemper i started getting alot of different bluescreens while playing video games like Dota 2 and Borderlands 2.

-I have ran Memtest86 for 10 hours with 0 errors.
-I scanned my computer in safemode using Malwarebytes with 0 errors.
-I have checked my harddrives using the Seagate tools with 0 errors.
-I have reformatted and clean installed Windows and tried playing Dota2 with no programms other than Steam and Skype installed on the Computer still bluescreened.

The bluescreens are pretty random, sometimes i can play 4 hours without any, sometimes i bluescreen after first 20 minutes of playing.

Thanks in advance.

Attachment 234600

A:Multiple Bluescreens while playing Video Games

It is ATI Display Driver.

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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck FC, {fffff8800c44d180, 80000000ab005963, fffff8800c44cfc0, 2}

Unable to load image atikmdag.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for atikmdag.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for atikmdag.sys
Unable to load image atikmpag.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for atikmpag.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for atikmpag.sys
Probably caused by : atikmdag.sys ( atikmdag+115455 )

Followup: MachineOwner
Uninstall it with driver fusion and install the latest one. Report teh result back.

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Hi, everyone. Just when I thought my BSOD issues from last year were solved, they've seemed to pop up again. This time, I'm mainly experiencing issues with "IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL" and ntoskrnl.exe. I'm hoping that it's a software error like a driver rather than a hardware one. These BSODs mainly occur after a lengthy amount of time streaming videos and playing computer games.

I'll be sure to stress test my CPU, RAM, and GPU soon. For now, attached are my SF Diagnostic files. Thank you in advance.

A:BSOD After Video Streaming and Playing Games

Normally with these dumps I would say a system driver is using wrong pointers but because it's so consistent I think otherwise.

BugCheck A, {3, 2, 0, fffff800032d7785}
Given that the address being referenced was 3 it's pretty clear that it's invalid memory, I believe the first accessible address which is used for user mode at boot is 0x10000 although I might be slightly off with that one.

Again another IP misalignment...

BugCheck D1, {1, 2, 0, fffff88001887e85}
Again an invalid memory address was referenced.

BugCheck 9C, {0, fffff88002f6db70, 0, 0}

2: kd> !mca fffff88002f6db70
Machine Check feature not present
CP F/M/S Manufacturer MHz PRCB Signature MSR 8B Signature Features
2 6,58,9 GenuineIntel 3400 0000001200000000 21193ffe
On X64 systems to use the !mca command I believe I need to acquire private HAL symbols which I'm struggling to find at this moment in time if they're available to the public.

A machine check exception from my experience is quite rare as it's not common for one to be called if its bad RAM.
Nevertheless I think its best we test RAM first.

Download it here:

Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

Which one should I download?

You have two options to choose from, you can either download the ISO version then burn it do a CD and boot it from there.
The other option is downloading the auto installer for USB st... Read more

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Hello all,

This is my first post on these very helpful forums. I hope someone will be able to assist me.

I have a HP ProBook running Windows 7. Ever since I got the laptop, I often get BSODs while attempting to run games (Total War series, The Force Unleashed, just to name a couple). This does not occur with all games, nor does it occur with any other type of software (granted, I mainly use my Windows installation for gaming and other simple tasks such as word processing).

I'm uploading the DM Log Collector output .zip file.

Any help would be greately appreciated.

EDIT: I added the output from BlueScreenView, that blames 'atikmdag.sys' for the crash. Just in case this info can be of any help to you.

EDIT: Here is my system info:

CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3230M CPU @ 2.60GHz
MOTHERBOARD: Hewlett-Packard 1948
BIOS: Default System BIOS
SOUND CARD: (1) IDT High Definition Audio CODEC (2) Intel(R) Display Audio
GRAPHICS CARD: (1) AMD Radeon HD 8750M (2) Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

A:BSOD whilst playing various video games

Here is the BlueScreenView output.

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This problem started happening somewhat recently, and at first I suspected it was the result of an old HDD. After replacing the Hard drive and performing a clean install of Windows 7 Home Premium, the problem persisted. I then found out that some of my RAM could be problematic, so I removed all the sticks and tested them one by one during the boot process with MemTest86+, only using two of them for now, (Which were deemed at 100% passing). The problem still persisted, and through a little bit of research online, I heard that it was possible that my motherboard's RealTek audio drivers could be conflicting with the latest Nvidia HD Audio drivers. After uninstalling Nvidia's drivers, the problem continued to persist. Unfortunately, I performed another clean install of Windows last night, which erased my previous .dmp files, but I (un)fortunately got a new error this morning.


Caused by driver: usbhub.sys
Caused by address: usbhub.sys+33d8f

The error rarely seems to occur during any other moments other than while playing videogames. oddly enough, everything seems fine while playing - I'll be receiving 60-120 FPS. I'm not sure if it is relevant to the error at hand, but I seem to be encountering massive dips in FPS as well, where my games that normally run at 60+ will drop to 20-25 FPS. Prior to the 0x1000007e errors, I was receiving BSODs which involved paging files as well.

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A:Repeated BSODs while playing most video games

The BSOD is being caused by your Logitech webcam drivers:

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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 1000007E, {ffffffffc0000005, fffff880056034c9, fffff88003145818, fffff88003145070}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for lvbflt64.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for lvbflt64.sys
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for win32k.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for win32k.sys
Probably caused by : memory_corruption

Followup: memory_corruption
Driver Reference Table - lvbflt64.sys

Please update the driver from here: Support + Downloads

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As the title says, I have this problem where, when I play a video game (mostly any video game) for some time, (It might be to a short 5 minute to a long 2 hour) my computer freezes and I get a black screen. When I push restart, the black screen is still there, so I have to push on "Shut down", I think this is called a hard reset.

I've been searching for help about this issue but it is completely futile. I've tried this thread in this same forum; Random Black screens and freezing with nVIDIA GTX 460

I'll have to say the story about this; I've never had this problem before until I got this new (now kind of old, 1 year old) computer. The old computer had an old motherboard that I don't even know which it was, but I'm sure it was ASUS' too. It also had an Intel Q8800. The rest were the same as today, such as the Nvidia GTX 285. Also, I have a different Power Box, the old one had 650w and this one has 800w, or 750w, not sure, if I need to be sure just tell.

The first time I experienced this problem was on a video game. Yes, this only happens on video games. I can't recall which video game it was first, probably "Heroes of Might & Magic V" or "The Elder Scrolls Oblivion".

Since then, I thought it was my videocard's problem, mostly the driver. I tried using different drivers, doing clean(er) installs and so on, then I thought I fixed it but I realized I didn't.

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A:Black screen after playing Video Games

i would check the the temperatures of the GPU with msi afterburner and see what it idles at and see what it loads at when gaming your card might over heating or it might just be failing. also you might want to reseat your RAM and GPU and in your bios disable onboard audio to see if it fixes your issue. Check your even logs in windows and see if any odd errors come up. Finally use speccy > Speccy - Download and publish your report by going to file/publish snapshot like below then link us to your snapshot so we can see if anything looks odd.

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I would appreciate some help with a problem I've been having. Here are the symptoms
While playing a video game or watching Youtube videos, my screen will flicker and several very thin multicolored lines will appear. The computer will then shutdown, try to restart itself, shut down again, and finally restart itself again. When restarting the computer normally, when I get to my desktop, I receive the following error:
Problem signature:
  Problem Event Name:                        BlueScreen
  OS Version:                                          6.1.7601.
  Locale ID:                                             1033
Additional information about the problem:
  BCCode:                                    ... Read more

A:BSOD when playing games or watching video

Did you try updating the display driver ? . If not uninstall the Nvidia driver and components from "control Panel-->Programs" and install the latest one. Remember to remove Nvidia components like updater, PhysX , Nview etc first. Then remove the Nvidia display driver (it should be the last one) . You can download the latest driver from the below link.
If the issue still remains, remove the graphic card and run the system using on board VGA (if there is one). You can play some high quality videos continuously to test the stability. 

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Randomly, when I am playing a video game on my computer, generally ones with higher quality graphics, my computer will freeze or the monitor will go into a sleep-like state, even though it is set not to do so. When it freezes it will usually, after 20 secs or so, goto the desktop and have an error about VPU Recover and something with an error report. When the monitor goes into a sleeplike state I have to restart my computer.

My system specs are
AMD Athlon 64 3200+
512 MB RAM
ATi Radeon 9600 Pro

I am using WinXP Pro.

Anyone have any clue whats going on and how to fix it? Thanks!

A:Crashes/Freezes when playing video games

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Hello, I've been getting the dreaded BSOD when playing video games. It happens at random. Sometimes I can play for a couple of hours with no problems and sometimes I'll not see a bluescreen for days. It only happens when playing games. Also, I'm not sure if it's relevant, but during the BSOD my speakers will emit a loud buzzing noise as well.

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit (OEM)
Intel Core i5-2500k CPU @3.30GHz
AMD Radeon 6970

Hardware/OS is roughly 8 months old.

I'm hoping someone here can shed some light, since I'm not very good with this stuff. Please let me know if you need more information.

Thank you.

A:Random BSOD while playing video games

Running the last 10 memory dumps......

All are STOP 0x124 - looks like hardware to me.
More info on STOP 0x124 here: Stop 0x124 - what it means and what to try

Beyond that, start with the hardware diagnostics listed here: Hardware Diagnostics

The following info is just FYI, I've already addressed the issues that I saw in the above paragraphs

- Further info on BSOD error messages available at: http://www.carrona.org/bsodindx.html
- Info on how to troubleshoot BSOD's (DRAFT): http://www.carrona.org/userbsod.html
- How I do it: http://www.carrona.org/howidoit.html


amdxata.sys Fri Mar 19 12:18:18 2010 (4BA3A3CA)
avgtdia.sys Sun Jul 10 18:46:53 2011 (4E1A2BDD)
avgmfx64.sys Sun Aug 07 23:41:46 2011 (4E3F5AFA)
avgrkx64.sys Tue Sep 13 00:02:34 2011 (4E6ED5DA)
AVGIDSEH.Sys Sun Jul 10 18:36:50 2011 (4E1A2982)
btath_rcp.sys Thu Jun 24 02:17:21 2010 (4C22F871)
nusb3xhc.sys Thu Jan 21 22:22:21 2010 (4B5919ED)
HECIx64.sys Tue Oct 19 19:33:43 2010 (4CBE2AD7)
avgldx64.sys Thu Oct 06 23:55:41 2011 (4E8E783D)
atikmpag.sys Thu Apr 05 21:10:44 2012 (4F7E4294)
btath_bus.sys Thu Jun 24 02:17:43 2010 (4C22F887)
btath_a2dp.sys Thu Sep 16 07:34:42 2010 (4C9200D2)
btath_hcrp.sys Tue Jun 29 05:30:43 2010 (4C29BD43)
btath_flt.sys Thu Jun 24 02:17:38 2010 (4C22F882)
btath_lwflt.sys Mon Sep 13 04:26:54 2010 (4C8DE04E)
Rt64win7.sys Wed Dec 29 06:44:36 2010 (4D1B1F24)
atikmdag.sys Th... Read more

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BSOD when playing any video game it seems, DCS World, Smite, most recently TitanFall. No BSOD when internet browsing, only on games.

BCCode: 101
BCP1: 0000000000000019
BCP2: 0000000000000000
BCP3: FFFFF880031D7180
BCP4: 0000000000000003
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1

Thank You Computer Gods.

A:BSOD BCCode: 101 Only when playing video games

new information to help. Downloaded a temp moderator. CPU Cores are running at around 40-50C. This is when I am just browsing the internet. On games they can spike to 70-80.

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My friend gave me his PC because he was tired of dealing with BSOD, but said sometimes it didn't happen for 1week+ and that it was rather inconsistent with the timing (sometimes multiple BSOD daily, sometimes 0, etc.)

He couldn't be bothered to fix it, and I have now had my first BSOD on it after a few hours.

I did some searching around and tried running a memtest overnight which came back with no errors after 8~ run-throughs over 8hours.

These are the two printouts from bluescreenview. I have already remedied the atikmdag.sys BSOD according to a guide I found (not sure if it worked yet obviously due to inconsistency of the bluescreens)

9/11/2015 8:11:32 AM
4 15 7601 276,824 9/11/2015 8:12:42 AM
9/10/2015 6:17:01 PM
NT Kernel & System
Microsoft? Windows? Operating System
Microsoft Corporation
6.1.7601.18933 (win7sp1_gdr.150715-0600)
4 1... Read more

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I usually am Playing League of Legends or World of Warcraft (not so much this game it does it) but on League of Legends... out of nowhere my game will drop from 30-40 FPS down to 7 FPS in an instant and then restarting the client does not work, and the rest of my PC starts to lag as well.. I have to do a soft reset on the computer and it works fine.

Any suggestions?

A:Sudden FPS drop when playing video games

have you checked your temps?

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Hello and thanks in advance. You guys have helped me before. I hope I'm posting in the right place. Recently, my computer started to crash while playing video games. I built this computer several years ago, and it's been working great for most of that time (minus the memory issue that you guys helped me with before). Occasionally, it would crash when we used it to run Plex, watching the movies on the Roku 3 player. However, it didn't happen often.
Last month, I started playing Farcry 4, and that's when I really stared to have problems. About halfway through the game, it started to freeze randomly and send me back to the desktop (usually the desktop would be frozen up as well), but I could hit Cntrl + Alt + Del to shut down the unresponsive game. Toward the end of the game this started to happen more and more frequently, but sometimes I could continue to play for long periods of time with no problem. I thought it was that particular game. I have others, and didn't experience problems with them, but I haven't played the others much recently. I actually finished the game somehow, and was happy to delete it.
Next, I installed Max Payne 3, but I was having the same issue with that one. In fact, I could barely play for a minute or two without a crash. Only this time, my monitor is saying that it's lost HDMI signal, and the computer freezes up to the point that I have to hold down the power button to turn it off. I deleted that game, and tried one that had worked fine ... Read more

A:PC Crashes When Playing Video Games and Using Plex

Hello there, 
Perhaps the problem comes from your desktop casing/fans setup itself? Maybe they overheat and that causes the machine to freeze/crash? Or the card is not good enough for your heavy games and needs to be upgraded.
Hope this helps! 

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