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My PC crashes while playing games

Q: My PC crashes while playing games

My PC crashes while playing games ... i.e. Call of Duty, WarCraft III, Splinter Cell ... etc.

System Specs:

ASUS P4P800SE (default settings except DRAM set to 266 MHz)
P4 2.8GHz, 533 FSB
1GB DDR 400
PNY GeForce FX 5200 Ultra (ForceWare 66.93)
XBLADE Case, 400W PSU with +12V - 17A
(2) 80mm intake + 120mm Exhaust fan
WinXP Pro
Latest Drivers and BIOS
DirectX 9.0c

Any suggestions on what could be causing this and how to correct it?

Preferred Solution: My PC crashes while playing games

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

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A: My PC crashes while playing games

Solved the Problem

I replaced the PNY GeForce FX 5200 Ultra with an ATI Radeon 9800 Pro (128MB) and it solved the problem of my screen freezing up when playing games.

While playing Doom III, my UPS died. I checked and it was only rated at 10A and 170W.

I'll be upgrading my UPS tomorrow.

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Hello All

I have an HP Pavilion p7-1254 (at least started as that, had some stuff upgraded, explained below), AMD A6-3620 2.2Ghz Quad Core with AAHD2-HL board; save you the time of looking it up if needed. What happens is the system with will just freeze. Occasionally the audio that was playing with stutter infinitely like a skipping CD. Rarely I notice the system will stutter once or twice before totally freezing, happens in a couple seconds. But mostly, it just stops. When it freezes, the only option is to hard reboot.

I have had this problem for quite some time, probably about a year or two. At first I really didn't notice any consistency in the crashes, seems totally random. Some times it would freeze while browsing any random page, be it videos, forums, ad ridden or ad free. Any browser as well; Chrome, Firefox, IE. It also crashes when playing some games although not other games that have higher requirements; e.g. Guaranteed to crash, probably within 10 mins, if I play '8-bit Boy' on Steam (about as low res as implied) but I can go on 4 and 5 hour binges on Elder Scrolls Online or Skyrim with no crashes. I have recently noticed that YouTube videos (any video) is a guaranteed crash within a 20-30 seconds.

I have tried everything I have been able to find to do, to try and fix this issue; but none have worked. So far the hardware parts that have been replaced with new components are the RAM (now 2x4GB GEIL Enhanced Corsa PC3-12800), HDD (now 2TB WD Cavi... Read more

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Hello All

I have an HP Pavilion p7-1254 (at least started as that, had some stuff upgraded, explained below), AMD A6-3620 2.2Ghz Quad Core with AAHD2-HL board; save you the time of looking it up if needed. What happens is the system with will just freeze. Occasionally the audio that was playing with stutter infinitely like a skipping CD. Rarely I notice the system will stutter once or twice before totally freezing, happens in a couple seconds. But mostly, it just stops. When it freezes, the only option is to hard reboot.

I have had this problem for quite some time, probably about a year or two. At first I really didn't notice any consistency in the crashes, seems totally random. Some times it would freeze while browsing any random page, be it videos, forums, ad ridden or ad free. Any browser as well; Chrome, Firefox, IE. It also crashes when playing some games although not other games that have higher requirements; e.g. Guaranteed to crash, probably within 10 mins, if I play '8-bit Boy' on Steam (about as low res as implied) but I can go on 4 and 5 hour binges on Elder Scrolls Online or Skyrim with no crashes. I have recently noticed that YouTube videos (any video) is a guaranteed crash within a 20-30 seconds.

I have tried everything I have been able to find to do, to try and fix this issue; but none have worked. So far the hardware parts that have been replaced with new components are the RAM (now 2x4GB GEIL Enhanced Corsa PC3-12800), HDD (now 2TB WD Cavi... Read more

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my pc crashes alot when my 5 year old daughter is playing games im running on windows xp its got a amd 800mhz processer with 256mb ram which for the games she is using should be ample but when shes playing her games it can crash as many as 10 times in a hour anybody help please

A:crashes when playing games

what games?

because that system is probably not enough, for lot of stuff.

im assuming there is no video card in there.

it could be overheating...

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heres the problem..

my pc keeps crashing when playing games
it crashes after about 5 mins but sometimes can go around 2 hours or so. It doesnt matter what game I play. It only crashes when playing a game.

Ive checked for overheating cleaned out the case and the temp doesnt get much more than 50 on the GPU and CPU and the motherboard temp is around 40 degrees.

I have done a clean install of windows and it hasnt made a difference.

anyone got any ideas as to what may be the problem?


nvidea 9800gt
intel q6600 processor
8gb ram
windows 7 ultimate 64bit (the problem is the same on vista home 32bit)
750w PSU
ASROCK n7ad-sli

A:PC crashes when playing games

when you install windows do you install your chip-set drivers

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recently my computer has started restarting while playing games and i have no idea why. my graphics card says it hits 100 degrees Celsius and then my computer screen says going to sleep and i have to restart my computer itself. its worth noting that this has never happened before and ive had my computer for about a year now.

A:crashes while playing games

We have no information about your computer, so do the following:

Download and save the TSG System Information Utility (SysInfo.exe) to the desktop.

After it's been downloaded and saved, double-click it to run it.

Information about your computer will appear.

Return here to your thread, then copy-and-paste the ENTIRE text here.


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When I start WoW (game) up, it is working fine, then I select my character and wait in the loading screen, then when I get in it's fine, as soon as I move the screen (with my mouse), the PC crashes... I've recently just restored my PC and it's still occurring. Please help.
OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name BRIAN-PC
System Manufacturer To Be Filled By O.E.M.
System Model To Be Filled By O.E.M.
System Type x64-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770 CPU @ 3.40GHz, 3401 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. P1.20, 10/05/2012
SMBIOS Version 2.7
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale Australia
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7601.17514"
User Name Brian-PC\Brian
Time Zone E. Australia Standard Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 8.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 7.96 GB
Available Physical Memory 5.63 GB
Total Virtual Memory 15.9 GB
Available Virtual Memory 13.2 GB
Page File Space 7.96 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

A:My PC crashes when I am playing games!

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Hi everyone,

I've been having problems with my PC. When I built it in November 2011 I had no problems at all and could run any game I wanted with the highest graphic settings. (Games like Skyrim, Battlefield 3,...).
After about 1.5 years, the computer started to crash occasionally after playing these games for a while. These crashes got more and more frequent, to the point that I can't play any games that require more recources than for example League of Legends or Dota 2. Lately even those games cause occasional crashes. When the computer crashes, the screen freezes and there is an very loud screeching noise in the headset. I assumed that it might be a temperature problem.
Therefore I exchanged the stock CPU fan with a Corsair H60 (120mm) cooler. (I also made sure to clean out the computer) Unfortunately, that didn't change anything.
I then returned my video card (ASUS GTX-570 DirectCU II (Dual GPU, 1.28GB)) and got a brand new Radeon R9 290X DirectCU II OC (4GB).
Despite these changes, the problem still appears.
I've also run the Prime95 Small FFTs Torture Test, while monitoring the CPU voltages and temperature. Even though I didn't observe any abnormal voltages or temperatures, I get a bluescreen after about 30-40 seconds of running the test.
I have no clue what could be the cause of the crashes and I'm hoping you guys can help me out. Thanks in advance!

My computer specs:

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
Intel Core i7 2600K BOX (LGA 1155, 3.40... Read more

A:PC crashes when playing games

Ensure both RAM and the video card are seated properly/firmly within their respective slots.

Then, you could attempt to run RAM testing software to check that the RAM is OK.

Software for testing RAM is here - Memtest86+ or, MemTest86

The PSU (SeaSonic X-660) is unlikely to be faulty as it is of very good quality. However, even good quality PSU's fail (eventually). You could try swapping the PSU for another good quality unit. And/or, you could test the X-660 unit using a digital multimeter to see if it is basically working.

For safety reasons be careful while doing this! There may be some risk of excessive voltage in the event of a seriously faulty PSU!

Testing procedure is shown HERE

Basically you measure voltage at the pins from the 20/24 pin connector that goes to the motherboard.

Basic steps for reference -

> Switch OFF PSU

> Remove PSU 20/24 pin connector from motherboard

> Using bent paperclip or some other small electrical conducting metal or wire, connect clip or wire between pins 15 (BLACK wire) & 16 (GREEN wire) within the 20/24 pin connector

> Switch ON PSU

> Set multimeter to DC volts and to 20+ volt range if multimeter doesn't have auto-ranging function

> Multimeter negative (BLACK) lead/probe should contact ANY pin with a BLACK wire within the 20/24 pin connector

> Multimeter positive (RED) lead/probe should contact pins (one at a time) with YELLOW wires; should be pin 10 and then pin 11 within the 20/24 pin conne... Read more

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So I have been getting a lot of crashes recently.

I just bought a new hard drive because my old one was giving me problems.
Reinstalled windows 7 (64-Bit)
Installed drivers and everything.

I honestly think my card is overheating since there is absolutely no cooling what so ever in my case.

I opened up the panel and have a fan on the highest speed blowing cool air into the open panel.

But I think my card is overheating.

Please give me details on this blue screen and I would love to have this fixed as soon as possible.
Thanks in advance,

A:Getting crashes again while playing games.

Bugcheck Summary:
BugCheck 116, {fffffa8003db6260, fffff880050fa4a8, ffffffffc000009a, 4}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvlddmkm.sys
Probably caused by : nvlddmkm.sys ( nvlddmkm+8ee4a8 )

Attempt to reset the display driver and recover from timeout failed.

FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x116_IMAGE_nvlddmkm.sys

BUCKET_ID: X64_0x116_IMAGE_nvlddmkm.sys

fffff880`03c77cf8 fffff880`044b403d dxgmms1!VidSchiWorkerThread+0x101
fffff880`03c77cd8 fffff880`044b3f3c dxgmms1!VidSchiWorkerThread
fffff880`03c77cc8 fffff880`044b4514 dxgmms1!VidSchiSubmitQueueCommand+0x50
fffff880`03c77c78 fffff880`0535ce63 dxgkrnl!TdrResetFromTimeout+0x23
fffff880`03c77c50 fffff880`044b3f3c dxgmms1!VidSchiWorkerThread
fffff880`03c77bd0 fffff880`050fa4a8 nvlddmkm+0x8ee4a8
fffff880`03c77bc8 fffff880`05330867 dxgkrnl!DXGADAPTER::Reset+0x2a3
fffff880`03c77ba0 fffff880`050fa4a8 nvlddmkm+0x8ee4a8
fffff880`03c77b88 fffff880`0535d054 dxgkrnl!TdrBugcheckOnTimeout+0xec

Event ID: 4101
Task: N/A
Level: Warning
Opcode: Info
Keyword: Classic
User: N/A
User Name: N/A
Computer: Brandin-PC
Display driver nvlddmkm stopped responding and has successfully recovered.

BugCheck A, {10, 2, 1, fffff80002ccdf1f}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timest... Read more

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Hello my computer restarts when im playing high end games the last game i just tried playing when it did so is dying light it has also done so for several other first person games and one third person game im not sure what the problem is i was reading one of your other posts hoping my problem would be the same but i dont think it is from that post i downloaded this crash app and heres the info from itCrash dump directory: C:\WINDOWS\MinidumpCrash dumps are enabled on your computer.On Mon 10/10/2016 5:37:46 PM GMT your computer crashed
crash dump file: C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\101016-11109-01.dmp
This was probably caused by the following module: ntoskrnl.exe (nt+0x6BA37F)
Bugcheck code: 0x124 (0x0, 0xFFFFC080954E27E8, 0x0, 0x0)
file path: C:\WINDOWS\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
product: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
company: Microsoft Corporation
description: NT Kernel & System
Bug check description: This bug check indicates that a fatal hardware error has occurred. This bug check uses the error data that is provided by the Windows Hardware Error Architecture (WHEA).
This is likely to be caused by a hardware problem problem. This problem might also be caused because of overheating (thermal issue).
The crash took place in the Windows kernel. Possibly this problem is caused by another driver that cannot be identified at this time. On Mon 10/3/2016 4:21:28 AM GMT your computer crashed
crash dump file: C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\100216-8781-01.dmp... Read more

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We just had our new computer built and now we're having some issues. We have a 500g (C) and a 250g (D) harddrive, Asus M4A78-EM motherboard, 2g Ram, Modxstream-Pro power supply (700W), and a GeForce GTS 250 video card (PCI express 2.0 512MB GDDR3). With Windows 7 Pro 64-bit OS.

When we play games like Sims 3 and Warhammer Online the system crashes between 5 mins to an hour or so. The screen goes black and acts like the computer has shut down but the fans go full speed and the power light is still on. We took it back to our builder and he ran tests and stressed it with it never happening at his store. He told us it was not an overheating issue but we're not sure and he's not exactly helping. There are 2 fans (1 on the processor itself) and those we can feel are still blowing cool air and there is no warning when it happens the screen just goes black. It is clean of dust and debris, has at least 6 inches above and beside the case and since we live in the South the A/C is on just about 24/7). We have not had this problem when just browsing the internet or when it's idle (turned on but no one is using it). Both of these games worked properly on our old XP PC but since we've brought this computer home we can't use it for what we bought it for.

We did install Steam for one of my husband's games but we have not had an issue with that game crashing, I had heard rumors that Steam caused system crashes. There is very little installed on this co... Read more

A:New PC crashes when playing games

What are the idle temps on your system?

I assume you have all the latest drivers installed for the GTS 250. It does look like a heat issue. Have you actually seen the PC working properly at your builder's? Also, since you've had the machine for 2 months, did the issues occur earlier or just recently?

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I've a pc with the flg specs:

AMD Phenom 2 x6 1090T(3.2ghz stock speed)
Transcend 800Mhz ddr2 6GB (3 x2 GB sticks)
XFX Radeon HD 4670 1gb Graphic card
M4A78-EM/1394 motherboard
Seagate 1TB 7200RPM(primary hdd)
Seagate 2x500 gb 7200 RPM(for storing my stuff)
CM Extreme Power Plus 500W psu

I've been using this pc for past 2yrs and no problems so far. Recently, I've used the "M5A88M" Motherboard along with Frontech DDR3 1333 1x4GB RAM. The processor, graphic card, hdd and remaining components are same except the board and RAM. The build worked nicely. Now, I've reverted to my own board (M4A78----). I was playing games like NFS Hot Pursuit, Just Cause 2 and so on. After a few minutes of gameplay, the pc crashes without any error. Not even check for solution msg box, no BSOD. No events recorded in event viewer. So today, I reformatted my pc and installed windows 7 Ultimate X64. But the problem is unsolved. I've checked my hdds for bad sectors, defragmented the disks, checked for malware/viruses with kaspersky. All are working fine except the games. And also the firefox is crashing while viewing the pages with flash content.

No overheating issues and the hardware is properly fitted.Thermal paste is also fine. Checked the RAM with memtest+ for over 9hrs and found no errors.

Pls solve this problem.

Thanks in advance...

A:My PC crashes while playing games

This is kind of a shot in the dark but if you can, try swapping out the power supply. If that doesn't work try swapping out the videocard or running it with the onboard video.

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I have been having this issue for the past month or so and its been getting seamlessly worse. I will be playing a game on my pc and the monitor will shut off as if its gone to sleep mode. I shake my mouse, turn it off/on and the monitor never wakes up. So I am forces to reboot my pc, when it has restarted, I get a little pop up saying windows has recovered from an unexpected error, and when I check the details, it says. Error: Blue Screen. I will post the dump from the tool on your forums.
Any help is greatly appreciated and if you need any more details please just post.
EDIT: Figured I should add this, The ONLY game I can play w/o crashes is Arma 2, every other game, WoW Civiliztion 5, BF3 all of them crash after 1-10 minutes.

A:PC Crashes while playing MOST games.

It is a stop 0x116, which is a display related BSOD.

Apply the latest version of nVidia display driver, 320.49 WHQL.
You may download it directly, from our forum link Latest NVIDIA ForceWare Video Drivers Windows 7; or you may opt for the Option 2 of Drivers- Download NVIDIA Drivers for ?Automatically find drivers for my NVIDIA products? (it requires java installed).

Check if the Power Supply Unit (PSU) supplying adequate power to the computer or not.
eXtreme Power Supply Calculator
At least 30% extra is safe. Also let us know about the wattage of your PSU.

Are you overclocking? As you are getting BSODs, you should stop overclocking and run all the hardware components like CPU, GPU and RAM to their default settings. Also set the BIOS to default, too.
How To Clear CMOS (Reset BIOS)

Stress test the Graphics Card using Furmark.
Video Card - Stress Test with Furmark

Test your RAM modules for possible errors.
How to Test and Diagnose RAM Issues with Memtest86+
Run memtest for at least 8 passes, preferably overnight.

Is the computer hot? Report us the heat of the computer after a couple of hours of your normal usage. Upload a screenshot of the summery tab of Speccy.

Try to dismantle the PC. Clean the inside carefully. Clean the air vents and fan grills specially, so that it can blow the hot air out efficiently. While re-seating, apply new thermal paste to the CPU.

Let us know when all are done.
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I have been receiving more and more BSOD, from a couple per month to in the latest days multiple per day.

I'm running windows 8.

I mostly get them while playing games.

Thanks in advanced!

A:Getting more and more crashes, mostly while playing games

Got another BSOD today, here are the dumps

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Hello! A friend of mine has been experiencing problems when playing games. His computer crashes after about 5-10 minutes. Sometimes the screen freezes for a while but most of the time it just shuts down. The temps are fine even though he is running the stock cooler. He tried switching PSU, Motherboard and reinstalling windows. 
What do you think could be the problem?

A:PC crashes when playing games

Oh, Forgot to mention we installed parkcontrol yesterday to see if that would fix it, it did for the day. No issues what so ever. Until today, when it suddenly didnt work anymore

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hello, so I'll get straight to the problem. My PC has recently started crashing when I'm playing oblivion, cod4, or mortal online(beta). I can't tab out, alt f4 or get task manager up, and there is no error message, so I just gotta restart my pc. This never happened since about 1-2 weeks ago. Now all of a sudden I am getting crashes 5-10 mins into a cod4 game, 10-20mins in mortal online and abit longer in oblivion.

I have updated my drivers and vista to SP2 but it didn't help. I wondered if my gpu was overheating so I set my fan to 100% while playing, no help either. I'm really at a loss with this, I'm no PC expert, just an enthusiastic gamer, so my knowledge is rather limited...

I don't know if you need this but here's my PC spec anyway-
AMD PHENOM? II X4 920 (2.8GHz) 8MB CACHE (Socket AM2+)
4GB CORSAIR XMS2 800MHz - (2x2GB)
ASUS? M3N78-SE: DUAL DDR2, S-ATA II, PCIe x16, 2 x PCIe x1, 3 x PCI
Genuine Windows Vista? Home Premium 64 bit Edition + SP1,
700W Quiet Quad Rail PSU + 120mm Case Fan

Thanks for any suggestions.

A:pc crashes while playing games

The first thing I woul look at would be to open the case and check for dust.
If you see some try a can of air to blow it off of all the cooling parts.
Especially the cpu, graphics card, and air intakes/exhaust.

If has been running that long it may just be over heating due to this.
Good Luck and post back if this doesnt help.

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Hello, my computers is crashing when I start up Final Fantasy XIV or World of Warcraft. When it first happen I check the temperature of my GTX 780 graphic card and it was overheating at 90 degrees (surprised) so I downclock the GPU putting a cap of how high the temperature can go. This has made the issue go away for about a month but the issue has return with the temperature under control at 70 degrees. When my computer crash it would most of the time just restart but a few time it gave me the BSOD, sometime the BSOD doesn't complete and freezes. If the computer doesn't crash during about the first 5 minutes of the game, then it would not crash during the rest of the game session but tend to crash about 80% of the time I start up the game. Right now I am avoiding the crashing by playing the game at lowest setting giving my graphic card temperature at 60 degrees. Can the data you ask me to provide can confirm that the culprit is the graphic card hardware issue that is the culprit or another hardware like the power supply (Corsair Gaming Series 800-Watt ATX/EPS Bronze) that is having issue?

A:Computer Crashes when playing games

Do you overclock anything else? Memory or CPU?

I would suggest that you update your BIOS to the most recent version.
ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- Driver & Tools - CM6850

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Hi i have Rock Quaddra XT pro computer, the specs are intel cpu 3.06ghz- 1gb Ram, 128 mb ATI mobilty radeon 9700 series, it seems to be fine if i use it to surf the internet and play 2d games, however it does seem to crash when i try and play 3d games such as warcraft, it does also get hot but i can hear a very noisy fan kicking in, anyway i am about to lob it out the window so any help would be very much appreciated. Thanks in advance.

A:computer crashes playing 3d games

Make sure ALL your mobo and gfx drivers are up to date!!!!

If you believe its a temperature problem then try adding additional cooling if you have the room or try running it with the side panel off!!!!

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AMD x2 5600+ AM2
ABIT AN52 motherboard
Maxtor 300gb hard drive(sata)
2BG OCZ ram
Nvidia 8800GTS 512mb

I've just built this system for my brother and I can't figure out why it's doing this. I'm also new to vista making this even more of a headache. It orginally had a 8800gt which after searching my brother thought could have been the problem, the store didn't have another 8800gt for exhange so he bought the 8800gts which unfortuntly we still have the problem. I have ran the memeory diagnostics tool and it came back with no problems.

It will crash in under 5 minutes of game play during company of heros.
It will take 50-120 minutes while playing COD4 multiplayer and AOE3
I believe there are no problems with world of warcraft.
That is what he has told me while playing games things like using the internet doesn't see to be a problem. Those four games are the only current game installed. McAfee Secuirity center and virus protection are also installed. The latest nivida driver are installed I have also tried the hotfix for the MS site as well with no luck.

I have attached the data log from event viewer from the last crash

A:BSOD/crashes while playing games

i am having a similar problem to you except i have a GTX 260. i can play some games for 10 min or so then bam BSOD that reads 0x0000008E

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Hi guys, I'm new here and I this forum seemed like you guys can help me.. BTW I'm don't know a lot about computers, so if I left anything out, please tell/ask me!

My computer keeps crashing about 4-5 minutes as I'm into playing a game. I get crashes for Madden 08, NBA Live 07 and Civillization IV, and those are the only games I have played, so I doubt it's the games. I have Windows Vista, but I am almost certain that it's not the operating system's problem since one of the games was working perfectly fine a while back..

This is what I get sometimes:

or I would get a blue screen and it would say something about crash dumping physical memory (no exact but some key words) and it would start to load..

System Specs:
Windows Vista Home Premium
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Processor 4600+
NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE
Hard Drive 320GB SATA
PSU 300w

Things I tried:

+ Reformatted the computer. I've done this twice and it still has the same problem

+ Put another fan beside my computer preventing it from overheating. (I had the exact same problem a while ago with my computer and it seemed to work, until I reformatted this computer, now it doesn't work anymore)

+ Installed up-to-date Direct X and video card. (Direct X 10 and Driver from NVIDIA.com)

+ Installed Windows Vista Updates

Yeah.. any help?

A:Computer Crashes While Playing Games

You might need another higher wattage power supply, or try another video card... Vista is very picky when it comes to hardware

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So, whenever playing games my computer will unpredictably crash. I think this probably means that there's a problem with my graphics card. I'm 90% sure my drivers are up to date but don't know how to check. When it crashes I sometimes hear a loud screech through my headphones and my monitor says there's no input.

For example, yesterday I played Assassin's Creed III and had it crash after 30-40 minutes of playing. I then installed some GPU monitoring software and had it log the next time I played. I then played 2.5 hours worth (I tabbed out to check some things a few times) then it crashed again. I checked the log and couldn't see anything that looked abnormal. The GPU Log: http://pastebin.com/KzA9Tx99 (Switch on Text-Wrapping)

For some reason it seems to crash more frequently when playing Mass Effect 2. Games I know crash: Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, Mass Effect 2, Assassin's Creed III, Spec Ops: The Line, Trials Evolution: Gold Edition, The Walking Dead and War of the Roses.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3570K CPU @ 3.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8144 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 1907626 MB, Free - 1610755 MB; F: Total - 953197 MB, Free - 677094 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., P8Z77-V LX2
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Ess... Read more

A:First build crashes when playing games...

Your brand of power supply?

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Hey. I have been suffering from this problem for a long time now. It usually happens when I am playing games. My computer just freezes out of no reason. When it happens, the last sound that was played is just looped into a terrible noise. Sometimes my Keyboard and mouse go off too. I can not do anything when it happens. I can not do Ctrl + Alt + Del nor can I do Ctrl + Shift + Esc. Nothing works. I end up having to restart the computer. I did some research and people said that maybe it was a driver so I updated everything. Everything is up to date. I used Windows Update as well as Driver Genius Professional to update all the drivers. After that I was done I restarted my computer and started to play BFBC2. BAME! Crash, I get no BSOD, everything just freezes.

I look in the event log and every time it this happens it says something about Kernel-Power. The last time that it happened, for the first time I got a message at the start of windows saying, "Windows Has Encountered An Unexpected Recovery" or at least something on those lines. I think the most important part of this was that it game me to files as a reference. One being a dump file, and the other being an XML. So if you need those files just ask and I would gladly give them to you to check out.

Sometimes my secondary drive just disconnects as well. It usually happens when it is under heavy load. I have two HDD, one being a WD 300GB 10RPM SATA 2 JUST for the OS, and the secondary one be... Read more

A:Random crashes when playing games

Sorry for the double post. I just had my computer shutdown a few more times in the past hour. I check the event viewer and I got this.


Log Name: System
Source: Microsoft-Windows-WHEA-Logger
Date: 10/16/2011 8:01:19 PM
Event ID: 18
Task Category: None
Level: Error
Computer: CmptrPrgmr-PC
A fatal hardware error has occurred.

Reported by component: Processor Core
Error Source: Machine Check Exception
Error Type: Internal Timer Error
Processor ID: 2

The details view of this entry contains further information.
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
<Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-WHEA-Logger" Guid="{C26C4F3C-3F66-4E99-8F8A-39405CFED220}" />
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2011-10-17T00:01:19.960737700Z" />
<Correlation ActivityID="{211CA464-28AD-4E76-A3EC-7172B35E4A70}" />
<Execution ProcessID="1888" ThreadID="5100" />
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for a while now my computer has been playing up whenever i play games and i guess the load on it increases. Sometimes i get blue screens with an error message of irql not less or equal, sometimes its KMODE exception not handled or other times the screen goes solid red and the audio buzzes away

i ran prime95 torture test and saw the cpu temp increase to 80c quickly so i stopped without it crashing. i have looked at hw monitor and usually see the idle cpu and gpu temps usually around 50c.

its worth noting i currently have a fan out as the psu i bought does not have enough sockets but the issues predate the changing of the PSU (I will be replacing the psu soon)

zip and rar attached. hopefully those are the files you need

here some info you may need

currenlty running Windows 10
Windows 7 previously
i installed windows 10
Hardware has been replaced along the way but the oldest components (the CPU, motherboard and fans) are prob about 6 or 7 years now
Windows 10 installed 3 months ago
I havent reinstalled 10 at all. The BSOD were happening before i upgraded to 10.

AMD Phenom 2 x6 1090t black edition
Just put in a sapphire nitro radeon r9 380 4gb. the BSOD also happened with the old graphics card
i believe the motherboard is asus m4a87td usb3 or at least thats what is displays when i turn the power on.
i also just put this PSU in; some ACE (rubbish) brand at 750w

I have a desktop pc

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A:BSOD and crashes playing games


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Hello, my laptop crashes each time I play games. The crash happens in 3 different forms, sometimes the screen goes weird and then two bands appear, one purple one on top and a whiteish one on bottom, the whiteish band slowly turns green until it completly turns green. The other variants are black screens, but in one form it beeps 3 times after the crash, in the other it doesnt. I tested to see if the laptop would crash with war thunder, I got through the entire menu and to flight test, my plane was in the landing strip, for about 20 seconds, as soon as I pressed the "w" key, the crash happened, it was the purple with green one. I would also like to say that yesterday there were no crashes whatsoever, they just started today. I have a cooler under my laptop at all times. Oh and also, I took the battery out and pressed the power button, then I played an entire match of insurgency without a crash, but then I connected my head set and cooler to the USB ports and it crashed shortly after, dont know if coincidence or something to do with the power. Please help, any help would be appreciated!

A:Computer crashes when playing games

It sounds like a heat issue. Even with a cooler underneath, the internal heat sink may be clogged with dust. I have a cooler under my laptop but the fan kept coming on high all the time. I took it apart, and it was totally clogged. I blew it out with compressed air, took off the heat sink, cleaned it, and put it back on with new thermal paste. Removing the heat sink was probably unnecessary, but I wanted to be sure.

What kind of laptop do you have? There are usually videos on youtube that people have posted on how to take it apart to get at the things you need.

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I have the latest drivers and direct X installed, but when ever I load a game my comp freezes up, I have a g-force 2 32mb graphics card, 524 memory and a AMD 900 processor. someone help as Im cracking up


A:Comp crashes when playing any games?

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My Computer has started crashing very frequently, recently. I have 6GB of RAM, GeForce GTX 460M, Intel Core i7 Q740 @1.73GHz, Windows 7 on an Asus laptop. It runs fine and there is no changes in performance, but every 10-20 minutes while I am in game the computer just freezes and I have to hold the power button and restart. This has made playing League Of Legends nearly impossible since I disconnect 2-3 times a game. If I am not playing any games, and just watching youtube or browsing reddit It runs all day long, for many hours and never crashes. This makes me think it is a problem with the temperature, since it only happens when my computer is under intensive use. I have tried turning all the settings down in game to see if that lightens the load and makes it easier to run, but it doesn't seem to help. I have no idea what the problem is, and any help would be appreciated. It only happens during games and it just crashes every 10-20 minutes withought warning. Ill be running at 60fps and then it just instantly freezes, no loss in performance leading up to it.

A:Computer Crashes when playing games

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every time im in a game for more than 1 hour, the system freezes and blairs a screaching sound through the speakers. games crashed so far:

hafe life 2
Hellgate london

i checked power, not the problem, as far as I can tell, im going to test all the connections soon. so if any one has any ideas what to look for as far as software. I know my hardware to damn well, lick the 12v rail. LOL

A:pc crashes will playing new title games!

Hey Deathdread

welcome to TSF

Can you post some of your system specs please, so i can more clearly identify the cause of your issue


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i dont know why these bsod s or crashes coming. i tried to update my drivers it didnt work. if you need more information just reply here i will answer it as soon as i see it

A:BSODs or Crashes While Playing Games

You have 8 different crash codes in a total of 16 different crashes. This is often an indication of a problem originating from your hardware, the windows install, or less likely malware.

Before we look more in depth at the hardware please do the following:

Please remove RivaTuner as it is a known cause of BSODs
RTCore64.sys Mon Mar 11 01:32:06 2013 (513D6C56)
RivaTuner/EVGA Precision/MSI Afterburner (known BSOD issues w/Win7)

Please update the following drivers or remove the programs associated with them. Out of date drivers can lead to system instability.
IOMap64.sys Thu Feb 4 20:55:34 2010 (4B6B7A96)
ASUS Kernel Mode Driver ?Asus Smart Doctor/iTracker 2
Driver Reference Table - IOMap64.sys

WMDrive.sys Sat Sep 25 13:50:51 2010 (4C9E367B)
WinMount File Driver for x86
Driver Reference Table - WMDrive.sys

Please perform the following hardware tests:
RAM diagnosticsDownload HD Tune to check the status of your HD and file system. Check the "Health" tab, and perform the "Error Scan".

**************************Wed May 29 09:45:04.167 2013 (UTC - 4:00)**************************
Loading Dump File [F:\Programs\sysnative\SysnativeBSODApps\052913-11668-01.dmp]
Windows 8 Kernel Version 9200 MP (6 procs) Free x64
Built by: 9200.16581.amd64fre.win8_gdr.130410-1505
System Uptime:0 days 0:23:40.817
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I'm chance, and I am making at least this first post for my friend. I had used this forum 8-10(?) years ago and you guys were able to help with my malware issues back then. I upgraded his computer recently (new motherboad, FX 8320 cpu) and ever since, he has been having his computer crash consistently while playing games. The screen will freeze on an image and the speakers will play a repeating buzzing noise. I've tried what I could, but I haven't been able to fix the issue. Windows was freshly installed. I ensured all hardware was seated properly. Drivers have been updated, with several nvidia drivers being tested. A clean install of the drivers was used every time.
Windows 10 Pro x64
CPU - FX 8320
Motherboard - MSI 970 Gaming
PSU - Corsair CX600 (600W)
Unfortunately the perfmon does not seem to be running. We have left it running for a while and it just displays that it will collect information over 60 seconds.

A:Computer crashes while playing games

Only 1 memory dump in the uploaded reports.If using a disk cleaner (such as CCleaner), please stop while we're troubleshooting. Your UEFI/BIOS (version V22.4) dates from 2015.  Please check at the manufacturer's website to see if there are any UEFI/BIOS updates available for your system.  This is just in case there has been a more recent update.FYI - W8 and W10 communicate more with the UEFI/BIOS than previous versions of Windows, so it's important to ensure that the UEFI/BIOS is kept up to date (and that outdated UEFI/BIOS' may be the cause of some compatibility issues).Although you appear to have a reasonable number of Windows Update hotfixes for this version of your OS, please double check for any new Windows Updates.  It only takes one update to cause a problem, so it's essential that you have all of them.  The actual number is not important.  Rather it's important that you checked manually, installed any available updates, and didn't experience any errors when checking or updating. As you have an nVidia video card, please uninstall the AMD Overdrive and any associated AMD video stuff from your system. The BSOD is a STOP 0x119, please follow these troubleshooting suggestions:  http://www.carrona.org/VideoTDR.htmlAlso, please monitor your temps with this free utility:  SpeedFan v. 4.5.1 and later (free from here:  http://www.almico.com/sfdownload.php ) can log temperatures in a CSV file:To make it work you have to do B... Read more

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The games I'm getting these problems with are Killing Floor 2, Fallout 4, and GTA V. I'm not doing anything in particular to cause these crashes, they seem to just happen over a certain amount of time, with Killing Floor 2 about 15 minutes of game play.


Thank you for any help, and let me know if you need any more information.

A:Bluescreen Crashes While Playing Various Games

Many dumpfiles mention memory corruption and hardware (Probably caused by : dxgkrnl.sys ( dxgkrnl!ADAPTER_RENDER)

Start with testing your memory and stressing your GPU
Please start withdiagnosing the system RAM first. You can use the free tool "Memtest86+"to stress test the RAM.

How to run "Memtest" - RAM -Test with Memtest86+ - Windows 7 Help Forums

Make sure you are using the latest version 5.01 - Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory DiagnosticTool

You can stop the test even if a single error is found during the test.Otherwise continue the test for 7-10 passes and post a screenshot with nextreply. 7 passes is the recommended bare minimum but more passes will givebetter result.

Run "Prime95"stability test.
Hardware- Stress Test With Prime95 -Windows 7 Help Forums

Choose"SmallFFT" test and also select "Round offChecking"from "Advanced" menu (read reply #1). Runthe test for 3-4hours and upload the "Result.txt" file itcreates.

Videotest Furmark

FurMarkdownload site: FurMark: VGA Stress Test, Graphics Cardand GPU Stability Test, Burn-in Test, OpenGL Benchmark and GPU Temperature |oZone3D.Net
FurMark Setup:
- If you have more than one GPU, select Multi-GPU during setup
- In the Run mode box, select "Stability Test" and "Log GPUTemperature"
Click "Go" to start the test (Looks like it's "BURN-INtest" now)
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Ever since I installed guild wars II around two weeks ago my computer seems to freeze which needs a hard reset. This isn't isolated to guild wars 2 anymore but all games that have intensive 3d graphics. At first, I thought I had some sort of virus and wiped my discs clean. Then I updated my cards drivers and even switched to older more stable drivers. But it still happens. I then replaced my GPU and even upgraded my PSU and yet it still seems to freeze. When doing things like browsing the web or playing videos etc. the computer runs like a dream. But when I start playing a game with anything but the lowest setting.. it will - without fail, crash my computer within about 15 minutes and it's driving me up the wall. I do not want to spend more money on guesswork, I want to know what the heck is wrong and how I can fix it.

I've tested everything I can think of from memory to stress testing CPU. I've checked for dust and even looked for lose screws, bent pins etc. Everything seems to check out okay. But when I run Kumbustion, after a about 15 minutes into the test it will crash. The two different GPU's react the same way.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q8300 @ 2.50GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 2814 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 240, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 295742 MB, Free - ... Read more

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My son and I just built a new system: ATX case with 250W power supply, Abit KT7 w/Raid mobo, 900 MHz Thunderbird chip, 128MB RAM, AGP video card (tried ATI Rage Fury Maxx and Voodo 4500), SoundBlaster 128PCI sound card, CD-ROM, CD-RW, internal modem, running Win 98SE. System works fine except when trying to play two games (both by same co.) - can play games, burn CD's, etc. However, when trying to install a game by Nova Logic system crashes/locks up (requiring a hard reboot) during installation. Another game by the same company, installs ok but then crashes during play (sometimes can play for 10 min. sometimes 30 minutes). Had a problem installing the ATI RAge Fury Maxx, but finally got it working only to find the problem with games (using that video card, another game MS Flight Simulator caused the system to crash). Thinking it was the video card, refomarted hard drive and installed Voodo 4500. Now can play Flight Simulator ok but still can't install the one game and system crashes while playing the other one. All drivers are up to date. Tried both games on an Epox/Athlon 750 and they work just fine. Also tried the one game that installs ok on a system that is nearly identical to the one we built (same mobo, chip, but a different video card and more RAM - 384)and while the game installed ok it caused that system to lock up while loading. Called game company but they were unable to resolve the problem. What could be causing this problem? Please help. Thanks.

A:System crashes when playing games

My guess would be that the video card is the problem. You need to put the card onto a diffrent computer and test it with the games that have crashed the other computers.

Good luck


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About 6 months or so ago i started having blue screens after months of trying to find out what was wrong i reinstalled windows and installed minimal programs unfortunately i neglected to save the old dumps so these are the only new ones i have I'm trying to make more for more information on them but for now these are all that i have. debug-DESKTOP-6VPVOCB-xxxx.zip

A:Windows 10 Crashes When Playing games

Hi Madrigal998,

Welcome to the 10forums.

Do you have another GPU you can use?
The crashes are caused by the GPU part of the APU, but this occurs a lot with users that have an a10 k processor.

Probably caused by : dxgkrnl.sys

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My PC crashes when i play games it always crashes while playing like rocket league, borderlands 2, chivarly medieval warfare, mass effect 2 and alot of other games. When it crashes my screen changes color like green pink red white etc. after that it goes gray and then my PC goes very loud after that it shuts down and then restarts any idea what might be the problem ?

A:Win10 Crashes while playing games

Hello Jinxieee, welcome to the forums. You only have 2 dump files 2 months apart, and the last one was 1 month ago. If you are having more BSODs than that please make sure your computer is configured for Small Memory dumps BSOD Minidump - Configure to Create in Windows 10

If you would please complete filling out your system specs. This may help.

Please fill out your System Specs
Your System Specs will help us to help you, and doing it in this manner will make them available to all helpers in every post and keep us from hunting for them. We ask that you fill them out in as much detail as possible including Desktop or Laptop, Model number if it is an OEM computer and all components with the Manufacturer and Model number if possible. If you will go to your last post and click the 'System Specs' in the bottom left of the post, you will find a link to update your system specs. Please fill those out in as much detail as possible, making sure to click save at the bottom of the page. If you would like to know what we would like, you can click 'My System Specs' at the bottom left of this post to see mine. If you do not know what your components are, this will help you accomplish this task. System Specs - Fill in at Ten Forums

The dump file in September was:

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.
BugCheck 50, {ffffe001cf647a1c, 0, fffff800a6b4a3cf, 0}
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
*** ERROR: Modu... Read more

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PC Stats:

OS - Windows XP Pro (Service Pack 3)
CPU - Intel Pentium D 920 (2.8Ghz)
Graphics Card - 256mb nVidia Geforce 7600 GT
Ram - 2gb DDR II
PSU - 500w Arctic Power

Anyway, here's the problem:

This particular problem started around 2 days ago, and up until then the PC has performed perfectly with hardly ANY problems whatsoever, so I was surprised to see this start happening all of a sudden for no particular reason.

Whenever I'm playing any games on the PC (Mainly World of Warcraft, which is hardly a heavily hardware dependent game), I get about 5 mins into the game, and the WHOLE PC just crashes. I can't even CTRL+ALT+DEL etc, or close the game & so I have to manually reset the computer. I thought that the problem was to do with the game, so I uninstalled & reinstalled it, but it carried on happening. I then tried playing a different game which I've been playing for years on this PC with no problems (GTA San Andreas) and the same thing happened. I went to nVidia & updated my graphics drivers to the newest ones, but still the same situation. I took a screenshot of Everest aswell to make sure all the voltages/temps looked OK, and they seem to be fine, but here it is anyway:

Anyway, I could really do with some help regarding this because I'm sure you can appreciate it's pretty annoying, as it's just come out of the blue all of a sudden and I've no idea why.

A:When Playing Games My PC Constantly Crashes!

Hi Vanchatron !

Your PSU is failing, the +3.3 and +12V lines are out of specs. Double check the readings in the BIOS : repeatedly press del at startup and locate the hardware monitor screen, everest sometimes gives misreadings. Check that the PSU fan is working properly, blow some compressed air through it when the computer is turned off.

If the voltages stay the same replace the PSU with a good quality 450W+ one with active PFC and 20 amps on the 12V rail. Check the recommended models in this thread : http://www.techsupportforum.com/f210...on-192217.html

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Whenever playing games I usually crash right when it starts, though not at the menu. Rarely it crashes again that day but its happening more and more often that its starting to worry me, so I finally decided to try and fix the issue.

When it crashes the screen becomes pixilated colors, like a splash across the screen. Then I have to manually restart or uncommonly it restarts itself. Though luckly when it restarted itself once it had found a problem in "Problems reports and solutions."


Shut down unexpectedly

8/7/2009 1:20 PM

Report Sent

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.0.6001.
Locale ID: 1033

Files that help describe the problem (some files may no longer be available)

Extra information about the problem
BCCode: 124
BCP1: 0000000000000000
BCP3: 00000000F2000040
BCP4: 0000000000000800
OS Version: 6_0_6001
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1
Server information: 2cb9dec0-a706-4495-9ebb-6a58e8647932
And also a different one


Video hardware error

8/8/2009 4:09 PM

Not Reported

A problem with your video hardware caused Windows to stop working correctly.

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: LiveKernelEvent
OS Version: 6.0.6001.
Locale ID: 1033

Files that help describe the problem
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A:Multiple crashes when playing games

Hi -

I see 1 BSOD and 1 Live Kernel Event - the bugchecks -

0x124 - Windows Hardware Error Architecture (WHEA) and indicates a fatal hardware error has occurred, although I have seen this related to drivers.

0x117 = VIDEO_TDR_TIMEOUT_DETECTED = indicates that the display driver failed to respond in a timely fashion.

Go to Device Manager, expand the tree branch for Display Adapters, right-click on each device (probably only 1 will be there), select "Un-install". Then re-boot. Vista will install the drivers.
START | devmgmt.msc

Be sure your video drivers are updated and that ALL Windows Updates are in. Go to your system manufacturer's web site for the driver updates

Regards. . .



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I just build custom PC and when i play games it crashes. Fans go on full speed and monitor goes into sleep mode. I have to hold power button to shut it off and restart computer. I run Memtest86+ with no errors. I could not do perfmon /report

Windows 8.1
Full retail version
1 month
2 days

Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-5960X
MSI X99s Gaming 9 AC
Asus NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti
EVGA SuperNova 1300 G2
32Gig G.Skill Ripjaws 4 series PC4-24000

Thank you for your help

A:[SOLVED] PC crashes playing games


There are no crash dumps in your output folder.

If your computer is not generating .DMP files, please do the following:

1. Start > type %systemroot% which should show the Windows folder, click on it. Once inside that folder, ensure there is a Minidump folder created. If not, CTRL-SHIFT-N to make a New Folder and name it Minidump.

2. Windows key + Pause key. This should bring up System. Click Advanced System Settings on the left > Advanced > Performance > Settings > Advanced > Ensure there's a check-mark for 'Automatically manage paging file size for all drives'.

3. Windows key + Pause key. This should bring up System. Click Advanced System Settings on the left > Advanced > Startup and Recovery > Settings > System Failure > ensure there is a check mark next to 'Write an event to the system log'.

Ensure Small Memory Dump is selected and ensure the path is %systemroot%\Minidump.

4. Double check that the WERS is ENABLED:

Start > Search > type services.msc > Under the name tab, find Windows Error Reporting Service > If the status of the service is not Started then right click it and select Start. Also ensure that under Startup Type it is set to Automatic rather than Manual. You can do this by right clicking it, selecting properties, and under General selecting startup type to 'Automatic', and then click Apply.

If you cannot get into normal mode to do any of this, please do this via Safe Mode.


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OK so my computer just crashes the whole computer, the screen turns into a garbled mess, sound keeps looping when i'm playing some certain games like TES 3 and 4, Crysis and some others. So i recently bought a new video card that is so big it barely fits in my case, wants 450 watts of power (i have 650W) so maybe it sucks it all away, it has a huge fan so overheating should not be.

Before i bought this video card i did not have this problem.Is there any fix other than putting back my old video cards?

DirectX 10
Vista Ultimate

video card 8800GTX
CPU Intel core 2quad CPU Q9400 @2.66GHz
3326 MB RAM
650 Watts of power

A:Computer crashes when playing certain games.

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So everytime I play certain games, such as fallout: new vegas, poker night at the inventory 2 or walking dead 2,
I always have PC crashes related to my driver IRQL being less or not equal (igdkmd64.sys)
My laptop model is: Acer E1-472G
Intel core 15-4200U
4GB Ram
Nvidea Gefore 820M
OS: Windows 8.1 Single Language 64 bit
However, I do notice that the system has been warning me of low memories. 
Memory dump:
Microsoft ® Windows Debugger Version 6.3.9600.17336 AMD64
Copyright © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Loading Dump File [C:\Windows\MEMORY.DMP]
Kernel Bitmap Dump File: Only kernel address space is available
************* Symbol Path validation summary **************
Response                         Time (ms)     Location
Deferred                                       SRV*c:\symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
Symbol search path is: SRV*c:\symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
Executable search path is: 
Windows 8 Kernel Version 9600 MP (4 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS Personal
Built by: 9600.16384.amd64fre.winblue_rtm.130821-1623
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`b448d000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`b47549b0
Debug session time: Sun J... Read more

A:Laptop crashes when playing games.

Update your Intel graphics driver.
Please provide this information so we can provide a complete analysis (from the Pinned Topic at the top of the forum):  http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/576314/blue-screen-of-death-bsod-posting-instructions-windows-10-81-8-7-vista/

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it happen when playing games and it does not happen right away it happen at random time
? OS - Windows 10 - Desktop
? x64 ?
? custom Built PC
? the OS full retail version
? 1 year and half
? Approximate age of OS installation (if you know)
? a year

? Intel Core I7 3770k
? Geforce GTX 670
? Asus p8z77-v lk
? Corsair - CX600M

A:BSOD and crashes playing games

also here is widows crash file

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The strangest thing has happened...
Every time I start playing a game, it either crashes straight on load up, or anywhere between 5 and 15 minutes after start, and I have no idea why.

The games usually loads up, but then everything freezes, and Im just left looking at the frozen screen. I can't use Alt + F4, Alt + Control + Delete or Alt + Tab to do anything, the only solution is to turn of the computer manually and restart it again. The strange thing is that Ionly get this issue when playing games, I can surf the internet and do other things just fine. My operating system is Windows Vista.

What is going on?! Any help is very much appreciated, Im really frustrated about this.

A:Computer crashes when playing games

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Hi there my name is Andrew and I have had my PC since Christmas 2013. I'm a huge gamer and often spend myself playing video games a lot.
For the past few years my computer has been crashing quite commonly more often when playing video games, I've found that it happens more frequently when playing games in full-screen however it can still happen when it isn't in full screen. However it has never really crashed when outside of gaming. I'm the only one who really uses my computer for gaming however i do lend my PC from time to time to my little brother who likes to play Minecraft which doesn't look to be a very graphically intensive game however it has often crashed when he plays it. The issue started when i upgraded my graphics card, I decided at the time to upgrade my Graphics card from a Nvidia GTX 660Ti to my current card, the Nvidia GTX 980. I had my local PC put the card in and make sure at the time it would all work. About a week later i noticed it began to crash on multiple games and it has basically continued to do so since.
I took it back to the man a few months later and he took it in for weeks and tried his best to repair it. I gave him temperatures and everything and was paid him a decent amount for his services. In the end he gave it back to me and it wasn't fixed it just had the same issues. I don't know much about computers on the inside hence why i asked the local PC guy to do so. I didn't want to complain to my parents to... Read more

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I am sorely afriad I already know what the problem is, but I am hoping it is somwthing different so I ask your help.

First and foremost let me say that my computer has worked perfectly fine for about 9 months without any problems. Previous to that I had to learn the hard way that gigabytes bargain mobos arent ment to be trusted.

My system now is...
AMD athlon 64 3000 1.8 ghz
abit KN8 v1.1 mobo
PCIe ati X600 pro
1 gb of ddr 400 ram
430 watt antec PSU

Then for some reason a couple weeks ago games on steam would start glitching then about 30 min later my computer would crash. Sometimes the screen would turn black or the game would freeze with looping sounds forcing me to reboot. At first I thought it was just steam as this is not the first time STEAM has messed something up and had to be reinstalled. So I followed the STEAM tech support forums and reinstalled drivers for damn near everything. I am not a real big game player eaither so the only games I really ever play anymore are on STEAM. So I reinstall STEAM but the problem continues and actaully begins to get worse. To the point that it is Glitching then crashing after about 2 min. So then I figured something is deathly wrong with STEAM so I try a different game. Samething happens to that game. Thats when I realize I have a big Uh Oh on my hands.

So I do the google thing looking for the same problem on the net and a potential solution. I have come to the conclusion that it could be damn near anythi... Read more

A:Computer crashes when playing games

Wow. I really have to congratulate you on everything you've done so far... and your patience. I suppose one of the only options remaining is to test the video card in another pc if you can. Also, I don't know if you can but if you could find out how hot the card itself is running that might help too. You've tried almost everything else... I'm thinking the same thing as you at the moment

I am sorely afriad I already know what the problem isClick to expand...

but get back to us with that info and someone can make sure.

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Earlier this year, i got myself
Mobo XFX 8300 + AMDathlon7750
i used em with my old GeForce 8500
everything was fine for 2-3 months but later, the computer crashes
only when playing games.
i thought it was the graphic card so i removed it, still crashes.
and then i bought PSU gigabyte superb 720, still crashes.
i resulted into formatting my HD but no luck.

the strange thing is i can do anything with my pc for hours and it wouldn't crash unless i play any game.
so i'm seeking help to find what is wrong with my PC.

my guess is that i corrupted something because before i bought the new PSU, i'm using an old one.

A:Computer crashes only when playing games

Can you provide any errors? What OS are you using?

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I have a 9200se PCI graphics card. When start to play a game like Counter Strike Source, Far Cry, etc the screen gets all messed up...cant really explain. then ati VPU recover comes up and I just turn off the computer. This is the first time this has ever happened. I remember I can play hours of Counter Strike Source or Far Cry without any problems. I dont know why, now it starts to act up.

One of my friends mentioned over heating. I dont know if this is the problem because why would it over heat now? and not 1 weeks ago when I was owning n00bs????? now it looks like im the noob now..........

A:9200se crashes when playing games

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Hello guys,
i had this problem before but i solved it by just re-installing the graphic driver.
But now it just doesn't help, i even formatted my computer.
It keeps crashing while playing 
I runned the programm whocrashed and this is what i got 
On Thu 24-12-2015 15:13:34 GMT your computer crashed
crash dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\122415-18642-01.dmp
This was probably caused by the following module: ntoskrnl.exe (nt+0x4A5EBC)
Bugcheck code: 0x124 (0x0, 0xFFFFFA80075C98F8, 0x0, 0x0)
file path: C:\Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
product: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
company: Microsoft Corporation
description: NT Kernel & System
Bug check description: This bug check indicates that a fatal hardware error has occurred. This bug check uses the error data that is provided by the Windows Hardware Error Architecture (WHEA).
This is likely to be caused by a hardware problem problem. This problem might be caused by a thermal issue.
The crash took place in the Windows kernel. Possibly this problem is caused by another driver that cannot be identified at this time. On Thu 24-12-2015 14:43:00 GMT your computer crashed
crash dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\122415-16489-01.dmp
This was probably caused by the following module: ntoskrnl.exe (nt+0x4A5EBC)
Bugcheck code: 0x124 (0x0, 0xFFFFFA80081958F8, 0x0, 0x0)
file path: C:\Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
product: Microsoft® ... Read more

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