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PC hard crashes during gaming

Q: PC hard crashes during gaming

My PC shuts off during gaming. This usually happens after my PC begins to run really slowly (start menu loads slowly, 15-20 FPS in game etc).
When it happens my screens are first to go off to black and I get a no signal message. After this my USB devices like the LEDs on my mouse and
keyboard go off along with the LEDs on the graphics card. Then some fan starts spinning up really loudly (not sure which one as the pc crashes just after this).
And finally, my PC turns off with an audible click from the PSU.
My PC tends to only crash on the most demanding games I play like BF1 and rarely on CSGO.This particular crash first happened a couple of days ago
but since I bought a new RX 480 its been crashing through simple DirectX errors in Battlefield Hardline and Battlefield 1and also blue
screens with 'kernel power 41' errors. 
Computer Specs
-Windows 10 64bit
-RX 480 G1 Gaming 4G @ stock speed
-i5 4690k @ stock speed
-G-Skill 8GB (4x2) Ripjaws X DDR3 2133mhz
-MSI Z97 Gaming 5
-Hyper 212 EVO
-Dual monitors
-Antec High Current Gamer 850w Bronze
Attempted Solutions (that failed)
-Using DDU to wipe all display drivers and then reinstalled them from AMD 
-Using DDU to wipe all display drivers and then reinstalled them from Gigabyte 
-Ran Microsoft memory diagnostic tool
-Ran Memtest86 (0 errors after 12 passes)
-Ran countless recommended registry cleaners
-Ran HD Tune Pro on my hdd with windows installed for a disk defrag and scanned for errors
-Ran overnight Malwarebytes scans and have Bitdefender so I'm pretty sure this isnt caused by a virus
-Checked PCI-E cables for all my hard drives and for my graphics card on both ends
-Checked CPU, RAM, and GPU temps while in game, all below 65 degrees celcius with GPU generally topping out at 60
Also, after checking the event logs I found that this crashed around the same time my PC shut off
\??\C:\Program Files (x86)\GIGABYTE\XTREME GAMING ENGINE\AtiToo
Something to keep in mind is that my PC rarely crashed with my old GPU (R9 280) and now it crashes 2-3 times a week.
After going through and reading endless forum posts with a useless OP who never responds i'd like to try and get some 
answers and fix this PC.

Also, after checking the event logs I found that this crashed around the same time my PC shut off
\??\C:\Program Files (x86)\GIGABYTE\XTREME GAMING ENGINE\AtiToo

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Preferred Solution: PC hard crashes during gaming

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My PC shuts off during gaming. This usually happens after my PC begins to run really slowly (start menu loads slowly, 15-20 FPS in game etc).
When it happens my screens are first to go off to black and I get a no signal message. After this my USB devices like the LEDs on my mouse and
keyboard go off along with the LEDs on the graphics card. Then some fan starts spinning up really loudly (not sure which one as the pc crashes just after this).
And finally, my PC turns off with an audible click from the PSU.
My PC tends to only crash on the most demanding games I play like BF1 and rarely on CSGO.This particular crash first happened a couple of days ago
but since I bought a new RX 480 its been crashing through simple DirectX errors in Battlefield Hardline and Battlefield 1and also blue
screens with 'kernel power 41' errors. 
Computer Specs
-Windows 10 64bit
-RX 480 G1 Gaming 4G @ stock speed
-i5 4690k @ stock speed
-G-Skill 8GB (4x2) Ripjaws X DDR3 2133mhz
-MSI Z97 Gaming 5
-Hyper 212 EVO
-Dual monitors
-Antec High Current Gamer 850w Bronze
Attempted Solutions (that failed)
-Using DDU to wipe all display drivers and then reinstalled them from AMD 
-Using DDU to wipe all display drivers and then reinstalled them from Gigabyte 
-Ran Microsoft memory diagnostic tool
-Ran Memtest86 (0 errors after 12 passes)
-Ran countless recommended registry cleaners
-Ran HD Tune Pro on my hdd with windows installed for a disk defrag and scanned for... Read more

A:PC hard crashes during gaming

Sorry for the delay, just returned from traveling and am still very busy. For starters, uninstall the ATI Tool and see if that stops the crashes. Beyond that, wait until it does it again, recover it, then generate these 2 sets of reports for us to have a look at: Let's try looking at these 2 sets of reports: Report Set #1)  Please run this report collecting tool (even though you may not be experiencing BSOD's) so that 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/FYI - I don't often use the Perfmon report, so if it doesn't work please just let me know.NOTE:Please zip up the (.ZIP) files - do not use .RAR or other compression utilities. .ZIP is the type file that can be uploaded to the forums.Report Set #2)  Please do the following:- open Event Viewer (run eventvwr.msc from the "Run" dialog)- expand the Custom Views category (left click on the > next to the words "Custom Views")- right click on the "Administrative Events" heading- select "Save all Events in Custom View as..."- save the file as Admin.evtx- zip up the file (right click on it, select "Send to", select "Compressed (zipped) folder")- upload it with your next post (if it's too big, then upload it to a free file-hosting service and post a link here).FYI - If we're looking for Event ID 41 errors (unexplained shutdo... Read more

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I'll keep this short and sweet because I know how busy you guys are.
I built a gaming computer from scratch, there were a lot of problems even getting it working initially this time, as compared to the last one I built that I had zero problems with ever.
I am getting a lot of BSOD's, games freeze and crash, movies freeze and crash, and streaming does too. In addition, I am getting an error occasionally with the GPU that tells me it has timed out and reset the GPU. I used the windows recommended fix for this and set the response timeout time to 8 seconds, since I have done so I have only seen this problem once. I was wondering if I had too little power for my system, but I have seen threads with similar problems that have plenty of power. I followed the instructions to the best of my ability, and you should find all of the information you have asked for below. Please don't hesitate to ask for anything else you may need. I truly appreciate what you guys are doing here for so many people.

· OS - Windows 8.1, 8, 7, Vista ? Windows 7 Ultimate· x86 (32-bit) or x64 ? x64· What was original installed OS on system? W7 Ultimate x64· Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)? Purchased auth key, downloaded and mounted files to flash drive for install· Age of system (hardware) less than 6 months, components purchased separately... Read more

A:custom build, gaming, BSOD, game crashes, streaming crashes

IMO, the suggested fixes for the TDR timeout of the video card only conceals the problem - it doesn't fix it.If the card is timing out, then fixing the cause of the timeout is preferable (IMO) to just lengthening the timeout. Unfortunately it appears that the system has pirated software.Please get a legitimate copy installed and we'll be glad to help.Here's suggestions on how to ensure that your version is legitimate:  http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/genuinePlease be aware that we may not be able to fix it (as the hacks that were done to activate it will cause the OS to behave differently than we expect it to). If that's the case, our efforts to help may just waste your time. Secondly, the forum rules prohibit assisting with pirated software - so the topic would be closed if that is the case.As a courtesy, I will offer an analysis of your issues using the reports you provided.I will not answer any questions about the analysis until the system is made legitimate.If you do make it legitimate, please submit a new set of reports for us to check.Just FYI, sometimes the owner won't know about this.  So here's 2 scenarios that might ring a bell:- if they had a "friend" help with the computer - and the "friend" installed a pirated copy.- or they used a copy that they had from another OEM computer.  The OEM license is tied to the hardware that it came from - so you can't just use it on another system (that means that it's pirated).And here's the analysis... Read more

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So I`m new to the forum and I was hoping my issue can be resolved or at least get some insight on what is causing my PC to crash.
The rig is brand new and I just installed windows and updated everything, so it`s getting really depressing gettting your new PC to crash this much.
During gaming or watching videos or downloading heavy programas (i.e. Games) my computer will just freeze out and I can`t task manager out of it, the only way out is to turn it off my holding the power button. Sometime when watching a video it`ll crash and a sound just loops from the speakers in the screen.
I`ve tried:
/Changing RAM sticks and only using one
/ Re/installing windows and all the drivers
/ WhoCrashed doesn`t give me any crash reports (not even when I had it open and the PC crashed)

Any type of insight would really be apreciated!


A:New Gaming Rig crashes during gaming and videos

Here is a review on Newegg, about your motherboard ?
That may shed some light on your problem you are having.

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HI BleepingComputer,
I recently bought a new gaming computer. I am really happy with it, but when I tried to test her out with some new games, my whole computer crashes. The games I tried it with are League of Legends and Counter Strike Global offensive. Here is a speccy for anyone intrested http://speccy.piriform.com/results/qLb4kYSzKDwZyFeBstSWHDf. I hope you guys can help me. Thanks in advance
Edit: I think it has to do with my graphic card; when run speccy while playing csgo it registered 97 degrees. Is there anything I can do?

A:Gaming Computer crashes while gaming

Look at the event viewer to find which part of you PC causes the problem, read this guide http://www.howtogeek.com/school/using-windows-admin-tools-like-a-pro/lesson3/

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Good day,

I have this problem. Kernel power 41 Critical error.
This only happened while playing games at the moment.

I got a 700W PSU High Power Bronze ( Something like that)
Videocard: Nvidia GTX 980 FTW edition
Motherboard: H81M E35
Processor: Intel i7-4470

Details of the error:

Logboeknaam: System
Bron: Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power
Datum: 17-3-2015 20:41:11
Taakcategorie: (63)
Niveau: Kritiek
Trefwoorden: (2)
Gebruiker: SYSTEM
Computer: Dion-PC
Het systeem is opnieuw opgestart zonder eerst correct te worden afgesloten. Deze fout is mogelijk veroorzaakt doordat het systeem niet meer reageert of is vastgelopen of doordat de stroom is uitgevallen.
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
<Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power" Guid="{331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D6B4}" />
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2015-03-17T19:41:11.200403000Z" />
<Correlation />
<Execution ProcessID="4" ThreadID="8" />
<Security UserID="S-1-5-18" />
</Sy... Read more

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Heya everyone.
To start with, 1st post, yay!

Now on to the problem.
About 2 months ago I started having a problem while gaming. I could play any games before that, with no problems.
My computer will freeze up, colours go funky, and I can't exit out, besides resetting. It will only happen on "high-end" games, namely Left 4 Dead, Guild Wars, WoW, and surprisingly it also happens on Google Earth.
Yet, I can play games like, Red Alert 2, and Age of Empires 2...

CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.4 GHz
Motherboard: Gigabyte S3 GA-EP35-DS3P
Ram: 3GB DDR2 (3 x 1GB)
GPU: NVidia GeForce 8800 GT
PSU: Not sure exactly, but i think its a CODEGEN 625W ATX 12V (at least thats what the label says.... =P
OS: Windows XP SP3

At first I thought it was overheating, then I thought it was the Power supply....
Can anyone help me??

(and yes I know I don't need that extra 1GB of RAM on XP.... slowly upgrading the computer, piece by piece)

A:PC crashes while gaming

Firstly make sure you have the latest nvidia driver... 182.08 at time of writing this.
Does your power supply have a dedicated pci-e feed or are you using the 2 molex to pci-e adapter?
If you are using the molex adapter try connecting them to different feeds from the psu. Low power getting to the card can cause your symptoms...

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Hey Sevenforums.com,

I built myself a budget gaming computer which works fine and fast (for me) I can play any game i.e Crysis 3 and so on with no problems.. Well but one sometimes my PC would just crash and just restart itself no BSOD or nothing just restart?

Normally I would post BSOD - Posting Instructions but I want to try and fix this myself so I myself can get better with PC's and then help others with their problems etc.. Am hoping you could post some/link me programs tutorials etc.. Anything that could help me out? I still want to keep this topic open so if I do run into anything I don't understand I can post here and hoping someone could explain it better and a fix (if there is one)


A:PC crashes when gaming? (Want to try and fix it myself)

That sounds like a hardware problem, but you may find our "How to" Section helpful: Crash and lockup debug 'How To' - Windows 7 Help Forums

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Hello , i am new at this forum and i am desperate into solving my problems with vista here. Now the problem is that when i played a game for a 30 a 60 minutes it crashes to the background or i get the bluescreen crash.

The Games that i currently play are :
-GTA 4
-Saints Row 2
-The Witcher

My Pc Specs are :

- Windows Vista Home Premium 64bit
- Nvidea GeForce 9600 GT
- Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40 GHz
- Motherboard = Asus P5K
- 4 times 1 GB RAM DDR2

now if anyone could help me with this , you would make me a very happy man.

A:Gaming crashes

30 to 60 minutes crash huh! I would speculate on hot temps on either the GPU or CPU.

What is the BSOD stop error?

download new drivers for sound, video and display, uninstall the current ones, reboot and install the fresh copies.

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 I want to start off and explain that I have had multiple hardware issues because of a bad motherboard (was giving too little or too much power to the PCI-E bus) which caused me to lose multiple (3) GTX 970s along with 1 (maybe 2) Dell Perc 6i SAS Raid Controllers. Since replacing it, I haven't had many issues until a few months ago. Random hard locks and sometimes BSODs. Just two days ago I had a hard drive fail so I decided to rip out my raid controller and now I am just using a 512gb ssd and I am still having issues.
· OS - Windows 10 Pro· x64· Age of system (hardware) - 4-5ish years· Age of OS installation - 2 days· CPU - i7 2600k· Video Card - GTX 970· MotherBoard - P8P67 Evo· Power Supply - Corsair 650W
As of writing this I have ran Furmark for over an hour and I ran through 5 passes of MemTest86+ and seen no problems. Also, Driver Verifier runs perfectly fine and SSDLife shows that there are no issues with 96% health. 
One final thing that I am not ruling out is that possibly my power supply is what ruined my old motherboard so when I swapped power supplies and it was still happening so I just assumed it wasn't the problem.

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My pc crashes while gaming very shortly after start up in game especially if the graphics are turned up. Please help

Pc details:
Windows 10
Motherboard:msi 970a gaming pro carbon NEW
Processor: AMD 9590 stock New
Graphics card: Asus rx 480 8gb less than a month old
G.skill 16gb of ram
550w cooler Master power supply

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Hey, my PC is getting a bsod when i'm gaming. only when i'm gaming.
which is ALL games, bf2, bf3, tf2, gta iv, gta sa, all of 'em

First i thought it was my hdd, but after running a LOOONG chkdsk, i got nothin. i also ran a Memtest, but still nothin.
it doesn't look like any directX problem, cuz it hangs like if there is something it can't load. also i can still move my mouse and "parts" of the game is still responding. the game hangs for like a minute, and if i don't touch anything, it continues the game.
still, it doesn't come far before it hangs again.
while it hangs, i must not touch anything, or the game crashes completely, and gets a fast bsod WITH NO CRASH-DUMP.
I'm pretty sure the temp is ok, but the psu is pretty warm. "it is always"
also the computer is self built with care and love.
any help would be appreciated

my specs are following:

OS: Windows 7 pro x64

MSI 990FXA-GD65 am3+

WD something something something 1TB HDD

AMD FX 4100

ASUS nvidia GTX 560 TI (factory overclocked) 900 mhz

memory: 4gb 1333mhz unknown

psu: corsair x500

all components are standard, never overclocked.
And all of them quite new, i built this computer just a moth ago,
the HDD is a year old though.
pre-THANKS for any help or suggestions. G4L

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now i'm having problems with pretty much everything :((((
iexplore is crashing sometimes, and things are getting worse by the time.
i found out that if i disconected to the internett, everything worked fine, untill i reconected. i mean seriusly, what the ***.
i have ben using this computer for a month and everything have ben working fine, untill jesterday. so i'll try to reinstall sum drivers and directx tomorow.
don't leave me alone with this, i did not posted this for fun.

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recently when I'm playing UT2003 Doom3... after 10 to 30 mins the pc locks-up forcing me to switch off the power supply and re-boot, as you can imagine its very frustrating.
I've tried a new processor fan in case it was overheating, I've tried updating the video card drivers, sound card drivers, mobo drivers and upddated the bios with no luck!

System specs
Windows XP Home Edition SP2
Medion cybermaxx 3.2Ghz P4 HT
1GB Ram
Radeon 9800 pro (driver ver 6.7)
350W psu
MSI MS-7041 Motherboard

any help would be great coz i'm close to throwing it through the window!

A:PC crashes during gaming

Download Speed fan and check your temps while gaming. also check your voltages. and check your ram with memtest.

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I recently purchased a new Sapphire Tri-X R9 290 along with a new EVGA 750W power supply and my computer hasn't been the same ever since. I can run in Safe Mode without crashing, however running Windows normally crashes every 20 minutes or so - sometimes sooner.

Here's the report. I appreciate any advice you can offer.


A:New R9 290! Crashes even non-gaming


Can anyone answer whether I posted this incorrectly or in the wrong subforum? I cannot understand how this thread has received so many views but no replies.

If there's any other information I can offer I would be happy to.

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I have just built a new pc less than 1month old.
It works just fine when web surfing etc but if I try to play a 3D game, (even a low spec game such as RTCW or HL2 it will crash after a random amount of time.
By "crash", I mean horizontal jagged lines covering the screen and a low pitched continual buzz from the speakers.

My system is:
Gigabyte Z87-HD3
i3 4130
8GB Corsair v pro ram (2x4GB)
Scythe Ashura CPU cooler
650w XFX Pro PSU
250GB Samsung 840 evo SSD
Radeon R9 270x Hawk GPU

It is not a problem with the GPU as I've tested two different ones in this set up and they both crash.
I've tested them both in another (lower spec machine) and they operate normally.

I have 2x 140mm intake fans (front case)
and a 140mm exhaust (rear case)
I can only think that it may be either a thermal paste issue. (I used a pea sized blob on the CPU before placing the cooler on top but did not "spread" the paste as I was told the weight of the cooler would do this more evenly)

Also I have the psu mounted fan down but again, the mfr spec lets you mount this either way up.

One more point. Sometimes, the pc will not reset. It will power down then cycle on, off, on, off in intervals of about 10seconds and I need to unplug it to close down completely. This is random though.

Sorry about the length of this post but any help would be appreciated.

A:Gaming Crashes!

I forgot to mention, I'm using Windows 7 home premium and have current drivers for the gpu. Many thanks

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So my PC has been crashing ever since I bought it, here are the specs :
- R9 280 OC
- 8 GB Rijaw X RAM
- i5 4670K
-Asus z87-A mobo
- XFX 850W PSU
-Hyper 212 EVO Cpu Fan

So I have been trying to fix this for quite some time, my PC goes to a black screen, a couple of seconds later, the monitor says no signal and I need to do a hard reset (turn off PSU and turn it back on).
I was mesuring the temps on it and it is a stable 60C on full load.
I tried lowering the GPU clock with no result.
I monitored the CPU temps also at 40C on full load.
AMD released the new Omega drivers this week with no result, I have tried all drivers and none of them worked.


A:PC crashes when gaming


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Hi guys, first post here.

I purchased a second hand gaming PC from gumtree about 6 months back now, and when I brought it home it had some immediate issues. Firstly, most games I tried to play caused the computer to either: a) Completely freeze, B) Crash or C) automatically restart itself. After searching for some information online and chats with a few friends, I decided it must be the graphics card that is the issue. So I took my old graphics card and swapped it into the new (second hand) PC. This was enough for me to be able to play League of Legends, with the occasional crash still happening.

Due to heat issues, I still needed to upgrade, and purchased a GTX960 graphics card about 3 weeks ago. So far there have been minimal problems, but on occasion the PC still turns itself off and back on again without warning, and a particular game called Ruse will not load, causing the same problem.

Ive run speedfan and ruled out heat as a factor. Can anyone tell me whatelse might be happening to my PC?

Thanks, Quickshot.

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This is happening more and more recently. When I'm gaming for 1+ hours, everything crashes (Skype and other small programs) except my browser and Steam, but all my letters are jumbled around and things are quickly flashing. Computer speeds still feels the same, some programs won't open again or if i try and launch the same game again, it stays open for a bit then crashes again.
Here is an example.
[ Link ](http://imgur.com/HTAACnd,IfDR34I)
Just as i was loading on to imgur my driver stopped... this is a first. [Link ](http://imgur.com/HTAACnd,IfDR34I#1)

This is easily fixed with restarting my computer, but its getting really annoying. I'm curious on whats causing it or whats happening. Thanks


Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 970 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 4 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 16381 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980, -1 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 114470 MB, Free - 26106 MB; D: Total - 953866 MB, Free - 141999 MB; E: Total - 476936 MB, Free - 395916 MB; F: Total - 476936 MB, Free - 93542 MB; G: Total - 152617 MB, Free - 20367 MB; H: Total - 2861554 MB, Free - 1186701 MB;
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., GA-990FXA-UD3
Antivirus: AVG Internet Security 2015, Updated and Enabled

A:When gaming, everything crashes...

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When playing Watch Dogs for more than 10 minutes, I get an error and my PC force restarts:


Is this a hardware or cooling issue? Specs of my build in my profile.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f15/system-crashes-when-gaming-849401.html#post5303929 (This topic was recently created in the wrong thread)

A:System Crashes when Gaming

For convenience, here are my System Specs:

*Asus Sabertooth Z87
*Intel Core i7-4770K
*EVGA GTX 780 Dual FTW 3GB
*Seasonic SS-760XP
*WD Black 2TB 7200 RPM
*Samsung 840 EVO 250GB
*Corsair Vengeance 2x4GB DDR3 1600
*Asus 24X DVD Burner
*Cooler Master HAF 922 USB 3.0 (All Black Version)
*Logitech G35 7.1 Surround Headset
*Logitech G9x Wired Laser Mouse
*Logitech G15 Wired Keyboard
*Samsung S27C230B 27.0" 1920 x 1080 LED LCD Monitor
*HP w2007 20.0" 1680 x 1050 LCD Monitor
*Windows 8.1 64-Bit - Full Version

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I have posted a similar thread a while ago(a few months before).
The problem is the following:
While I play Counter-Strike 1.6,the internet crashes once every 5 mins,I can't enter any page via IE9,the game won't start up for 40 seconds-1 min,or so,but the interesting thing is,I can talk on Yahoo Messenger,or my uTorrent keeps downloading w/o intrerruption.
The router's(I have a Belkin router,and I'm connected to wireless) firmware is up to date,and my Atheros AR9285's(network adapter) driver is up to date.
A while ago,it was doing the same stuff,but after I updated the network adapter driver it started to work fine.
Please,this is driving me crazy,I seriously need help!

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Hello everyone, my computer crashes when I play games. The computer is still on, but the monitor says "no signal input"
any help would be appreciated, also i have attached a dxdiag file

A:Video crashes while gaming

Have you tried updating you Nvidia 9600 drivers from this website:

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It shuts off as if someone pulls the power cord from the socket, I play CS:GO and it doesn't crash until I enter a game.
I have never had problems with this PC before this.
PC Specs:
CPU: AMD FX-8320
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-78LMT
PSU: 550W (not sure what brand)
GPU: Nvidia GTX 750ti
Whocrashed Log: http://pastebin.com/XAN0eNdt
MiniToolBox Log: http://pastebin.com/f71TMfTq

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· OS - Windows 10· x86 x64· What was original installed OS on system? Windows 7· Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)?
Upgraded using W10 updater· Age of system (hardware) 4 years· Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS? Windows 10 update was done about a year ago· CPU:   AMD FX 8120 eight core 3.60 GHz· Video Card:  NVidea GTX 660 TI· MotherBoard: GigaByte GA-990FXA-UD5· Power Supply: Be Quiet! 700w· System Manufacturer - Home made· Exact model number (if laptop, check label on bottom)· Desktop
I have been having some issues with my pc suddenly crashing. No BSOD, just everything freezes and all i can do is reboot. This tends to happen wduring heavy usage so im assuming its GFX or performance related. When its not very active everything works fine.
Have tried a lot of the suggested things, cleaning, upgrading the PSU, monitoring heat (which i think is the main suspect) but i just cannot get a grip of it. I have used a few monitoring software but they cannot give me a good idea where the problem is, there seem to be no crash logs. Im not overclocking or anything strange, its just a simple pc with everything on standard settings.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Im at the point where i just want to start replacing things... Read more

A:PC crashes whilst gaming

Your UEFI/BIOS (version F6) dates from 2011.  Please check at the manufacturer's website to see if there are any UEFI/BIOS updates available for your system.  If you are able to install the update through Windows (without booting from an external drive), then go ahead and update it.  WARNING - if the computer might shut down during this procedure, please don't do it, as this may physically damage the computer and prevent it from booting.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.I can't see any sign of serious software issues in the reports that I reviewed.As such, I suspect a hardware/compatibility/low-level driver problem.Please wait for the next crash, then recover and generate this report: Please do the following:- open Event Viewer (run eventvwr.msc from the "Run" dialog)- expand the Custom Views category (left click on the > next to ... Read more

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Hello all, I purchased my Lenovo Y50 about 6 months ago.  Initially I had no issues with the machine, but after about 2 months I began to experience random shutdowns while playing a lower-end game (The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth).  After playing for some time, I would lose control of my character for about 5 seconds and the machine would shut off with a popping sound.  No error messages were ever displayed.  I was able to restart the machine immediately, only it took slightly longer to boot up.  The shutdowns only occurred while gaming, never while doing other tasks.   After reading about other users having similar problems, I did a clean install of Windows 10, reinstalled all the necessary drivers, chipsets, and BIOS updates and had no issues for a while.  Just recently the problem arose again.  The machine crashed after short sessions of the Binding of Isaac.  I also purchased Fallout 4 a few days ago and experienced crashes after 30 minutes of playing.  I reinstalled all the chipsets, updated the BIOS, updated all my graphics drivers, and had no issues for about 24 hours.  However, today the machine crashed after just 15 minutes of playing.  I turned it back on, started the game again, and experienced a crash after 7 minutes.   I read that overheating could be the cause of the issue, but I always use my laptop with the Targus Lap Chill Mat and SpeedFan shows that my temperatu... Read more

A:Lenovo Y50 Crashes While Gaming

I'm having this problem now, did you find a solution?

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Hi guys, I have been experiencing this problem since i built my computer. When I first built my computer sometimes, all of the sudden the screen would turn greenish with lines of all different colors with flashing rectangular shapes and when that happened, the speakers would make a sound. I would have to press the power button to shut it down and power it back on. Now I just got COD MW3 or even chess and it crashes the same way almost every time I play. However, it crashes randomly. (For example, I might just start a mission and it will crash or I may finish a couple before it crashes) My cpu is known to be a little hot but I do not think it is the problem. I have the latest drivers for everything. I tiried to run 3dmark11 and it crased aas well. There is no error codes or messages so i don't know what the problem is. I have tried everything and have run out of ideas so please help!
System Specs:
motherboard/case/power supply: shuttle z77r5 (500W power supply)
Cpu: I7 3770K
No dedicated graphics card
8gb Corsair vengence 1600mhz ram (2x4gb)
Boot drive OCZ vertex 3 60 gb
storage drive: WD caviar black 1tb
LG 24X DVD burner

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Hello techsupportforum.com,

I have been having problems with my PC where it would just randomly crash when gaming for no reason? No BSOD just crash and restart?

The games I play are team fortress 2 and killing floor *Steam Games "Paid for"*, The games would load fine no errors no lag I would play the game and BOOM would randomly crash and restart, I have no idea why And I really hate it! I built this pc for gaming and it seems it cant even do that... It only crashes when playing a game (Thought some games do work fine "XCOM Enemy Unknown & saints row 3") it would never crash other then that, But here is something new I found out, My games work fine in window mode.. So how come they work find in window but not full screen? :(

My PC:
OS Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
CPU AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 840 Processor
Motherboard Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. GA-MA770T-UD3
Memory 8.00 GB
Graphics Card NVIDIA GeForce GT 240
Sound Card (1) NVIDIA High Definition Audio (2) NVIDIA High Definitio
Screen Resolution 1440 x 900 x 32 bits (4294967296 colors) @ 59 Hz
Hard Drives SAMSUNG HD154UI SATA Disk Device

*My graphics card is uptodate.
*I really don't think its a overheat problem, I have four fans inside my pc and Speedfan show my temps below 40c (60c when gaming)
*I don't have any mods or anything for dose games.
*I have run'd memtest+ and has come back with 0 errors 6 passes.
*I have ... Read more

A:PC randomly crashes when gaming?

Hello, and welcome to Tech Support Forum. To better assist you, I'll need a little more information.

What RAM do you have installed? Can we get a little more information about its timings, frequency, etc.?

Download and install CPU-Z and Upload screenshots of the CPU, Mainboard, Memory, and SPD tabs. In the SPD tab, upload an image of each slot. To upload all screenshots, it would be best to:generate the images using the Snipping Tool,
go to where the images are saved,
right click in a blank area within the folder where the images are saved,
create a new folder,
name the folder CPUZ,
select all the images,
place the pointer over an image,
press and hold down the left mouse button and drag the image (all images should move with it),
drop the images into the CPUZ directory you created,
create a compressed (zipped) folder of CPUZ
upload the .zip file to the forums.

Phenom IIs are very picky about what RAM they'll work well with. If you have 1600 or higher RAM, or if it is XMP, then it probably will not work with that processor as intended.


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Hi all! I've been happily gaming on a custom-built system for quite a while now. About a month ago, I replaced the video card with a MSI GeForce 970GTX, and all was well for about a month. As of today, though, the system has been hard-crashing after just a few minutes of game time.

I cleared out the display drivers (via Guru3D's utility) and re-installed them fresh, but no luck there.

I've attached the relevant file ... any suggestions? Thanks in advance!

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Hey guys,

This doesn't always happen, but often enough, when I am gaming, the PC will eventually BSOD. Normally it happened infrequently enough for me not to be bothered, but it has been increasing in occurrences and it is beginning to annoy me. It never happens outside of gaming.

I believe the event log error is 6008. I ran the diagnostic tool and uploaded the results here.

A:BSOD Crashes When Gaming

same here.
i also have core version win 8.1 , upgraded from windows store.
while playing FarCray 3 i got BSOD of intelppm.sys.
before on win 8 , it works like charm. not a single BSOD ever came before on win8.
My bad, upgraded to 8.1.

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Recently, I had a friend of mine build a gaming PC for me out of entirely new parts that I hand picked. After finally getting everything setup (re-downloading all my games, programs and etc) I was eager to play many games I was never able to before.

After a couple of weeks, I learned that my computer can't handle when a games crashes (usually by something like an in-game bug, or for certain games when I alt-tab out by accident). By unable to handle, I mean that the screen locks up (usually after crashing to the desktop), my mouse disappears and pressing alt-tab, ctrl-alt-delete or alt-f4 does nothing. Even putting the computer to sleep then waking it up (I have a button for sleep and wake on my keyboard) doesn't change anything. I'm forced to reset my computer. Sometimes if I press ctrl-alt-del a lot, I can get the task manager window to appear suddenly, but my mouse is still gone and the screen is still frozen.
It can get quite annoying when I play a lot of games and they end up crashing because of bugs and such.

I'm just a basic computer user and no expert, and I'm sure these kinds of crashes isn't anything out of the ordinary. But back in my much older computer (all the parts were at least 4-5 years old, except the video card), I was able to handle crashing from games with ctrl-alt-del easily, without needing to force a restart. I'm wondering what kind of software or hardware problem could cause crashes on a newer computer to be th... Read more

A:New gaming PC cannot handle crashes

Are you getting Blue Screens?

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I receive random crashes when i start any reflexive minigame. After that, i the icon of the game in the start menu is changed to the default one ( the white square). i can start the game anyhow but it still crashes after a few sec. Scanned whit AVG and with spyware Doctor but found nothing.

plz help me !

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:00:06 PM, on 11/13/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\sdhelp.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_09\bin\jusched.exe
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This has been happening ever since I bought my PC 2 years ago. I've taken it to 2 technicians several times who ran hardware tests and found nothing, thus weren't able to diagnose the problem. So a few weeks ago after I took it to the 2nd store I formatted my PC and BSODs alone have happened multiple times already. My PC crashes after multiple hours of gaming, either it freezes with colored bars on the screen or a blue screen happens (mostly the latter)

Temperatures are normal, video card drivers are up to date, passed all memory tests. Hardware seems to be fine. PLEASE HELP ME!

OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Motherboard: ASUS M4A88T-M USB/3
CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 965 BE 3.4Ghz
GPU: Asus Radeon HD 6850
PSU: Corsair CX-500W
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200rpm

It's usually 000000x1e, 3b I think. I used to check with BlueScreenView but I recently deleted the registry files in an attempt to solve the problem, which obviously didn't work. Here are the old dumps before the cleaning: http://www.mediafire.com/download/b7c29y7732b421v/BERNARDO-PC-25-06-2014__73557,84.zip

I've posted this in 3 forums already and none were able to help. Again, to my knowledge all drivers are updated, though I guess I could use a software to check that fully (suggest any if that's the problem).

Dumps: http://www.mediafire.com/download/29l25kesia45jpi/BERNARDO-PC-29-06-2014_144712,74.zip

A:Several BSOD's/crashes while gaming

From your reported history here, I wonder why no one has suggested trying another video card, so that's exactly what I am suggesting now. The minidumps point to an ATI video driver issue, and from your title and history... it is past time to install another video card

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My computer seems to crash when I play games for an extended period of time. It varies, but generally 30 mins to 1 hour into a game is when it crashes, sometimes longer.

My computer has
AMD athlon 64X2 core processor 5600+
4 gigs of ram
GTS8800 Video card
650W power supply

I originally thought it was overheating issues with the video card. It gets very hot to the touch. I have installed Riva tuner though, and bumped up the fan speed. I still get crashes. The temp generally stays between 60 - 70 degrees C with the fan speed increased. Otherwise they can get up to 80 or a little above. I also looked into the CPU temps. After it crashes I checked the CPU temp and it is usually below 50C.

This happens during multiple games. Flight simulator X, Battlefield 2, Modern warfare 2.

Any suggestions on what I could do to narrow down the problem?

I have checked to make sure I have current direct X and updated drivers. Here is my DXdiag report.

System Information
Time of this report: 2/5/2010, 23:31:55
Machine name: TZONU
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.090804-1412)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: NVIDIA
System Model: AWRDACPI
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5600+, MMX, 3DNow (2 CPUs), ~2.8GHz
Memory: 3584MB RAM
Page File: 1054MB used, 4410MB available
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So, I'm sure this is a familiar story, but my new build randomly freezes while gaming. It either freezes for a few seconds and then resets automatically, or just completely freezes and nothing will work but a hard reset. I've updated all the drivers and done all the random Windows updates, I've run a memory diagnostic through Windows and checked the memory in the BIOS to make sure they are running equally well. I've downloaded Gigabyte's temp/voltage/whathaveyou monitoring software, but it doesn't seem to save the data before a crash, so I can't see if it can tell me what's going wrong. I've even run a full virus scan in case it somehow got infected in it's first days of life.
Specs:Gigabyte 970A-UD3P motherboardWindows 8.1AMD FX-8370 Eight-Core, 4.0GHzASUS Geforece GTX 960EVGA Supernova 750w G2HyperX 4GB DDR3 - 1866 x2Crucial MX100 256GB SSDThe twist, if it matters, is that it's never crashed while in an actual Heroes of the Storm match, only in the menu/hero select part. All other games I've tried can and have crashed at any point.

A:New Builder Crashes While Gaming

Please provide these 2 things:
1)  Please provide this information (even though you're not experiencing BSOD's) 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/
2)  Please do the following:
- open Event Viewer (run eventvwr.msc from the "Run" dialog)
- expand the Custom Views category (left click on the > next to the words "Custom Views")
- right click on Administrative Events
- select "Save all Events in Custom View as..."
- save the file as Admin.evtx
- zip up the file (right click on it, select "Send to", select "Compressed (zipped) folder")
- upload it with your next post (if it's too big, then upload it to a free file-hosting service and post a link here).
FYI - If we're looking for Event ID 41 errors (unexplained shutdowns), there's more info on that here:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2028504
While waiting for a reply, please monitor your temps with this free utility:  http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html
This will also track the Max values of the temps.

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A tech savvy buddy of mine built me this computer about a year ago or so, and every so often I get this REALLY annoying problem.
I'll be playing a game (both high end, and low end (both offline and online) ), and in the span of 30 - 45 mins, my computer will lock up completely. I am using a flatscreen television as my monitor through an HDMI cable. When the PC crashes, my TV will go blue, and give me a 'Lost or Weak Signal' message. My speakers then emit a constant buzzing sound akin to a small chainsaw, and I will be forced to manually reboot the system.
There are some games, that this has never happened on; Most recently, Payday 2 crashed like this on a menu screen after 3 hours of gaming (not the biggest fan of the fact that game sports no Autosave :S )
This is my first PC Help forum, so I'm not exactly sure what Info you gentlemen need, but am fully willing to share all information.
I can tell you I'm using:
WIndows 7 64
AMD Radeon 7800 HD
AMD FX 8150 Eight Core Proccessor
16 GB of Ram
I'm POSITIVE you'll need more information, but right now, I'm not too sure how to GET at it. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Random Gaming Crashes

This sounds like a video card problem - either drivers or over-heating. The easier one to deal with is drivers !  You can get drivers for your card from here :
Toward the top right corner of the page there is a button 'Download drivers' - white text on a gray background - click on this and select 'Autodetect'. This will sense your existing drivers and tell you if there is an update available. If there, is you can go ahead and download and install the update.
Playing games puts a serious load on graphics cards, which means they generate a lot of heat. It is amazing how dust and muck builds up inside a computer !  You need to take the side panel off and have a look inside. Places to concentrate on are the cooling fans and heatsinks. The reccomended tools are a soft brush and a can of compressed air, just make sure the fans aren't allowed to spin when you hit them with compressed air, this can generate harmful voltages. You may have to remove the video card to get at its fan and heatsinks. When you have finished cleaning, a gentle application of a vacuum cleaner to gather up the dust and dirt you may have dislodged.
Other things to look out for are cables which are blocking the airflow around the heatsinks, re-route them; and you may have another internal card mounted too close to the video card, this will also obstruct the airflow. Whether or not you can do any... Read more

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Hi there.

When playing games, anything from Hearthstone to Crysis, the sound and game begin to stutter in short bursts quite violently, until either BSoD or graphic breakage. It usually happens in the first few minutes.

After checking event viewer and seeing Kernal-Power 41 critical error, I tried everything on the list on this post Possible Causes for Kernel-Power Critical Errors and still crashing.

Thank you in advance.

A:BSoD and other crashes while gaming.

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Hey guys/gals,

I'm having a pretty frustrating issue at the moment. I fire up a game on my machine, play it for anywhere between 10 minutes to a couple of hours and somewhere along the way my PC will crash. What happens is the screen freezes, whatever the last noise playing out of the speakers just keeps playing, and by that I mean one non-stop droning noise at a certain pitch, and all the USB devices switch off. i originally thought the cause was my old HD4870, so I upgraded to a HD5850, but I'm still getting the same issue. When i think about it hard, I realise that it started within a month of me upgrading to a Gigabyte EP45T-Extreme, from my old ASUS P5QL-E (went from DDR2 to DDR3). Full system specs are as follows:

CPU: Q9400 C2Q 2.66GHz at stock speeds with Noctua NH-U12P cooler
Motherboard: Gigabyte EP45T-Extreme Rev.1.0
RAM: 4GB Corsair XMS3 1600MHz (2x2GB sticks in dual interleaved)
GPU: Sapphire HD5850 1GB at stock clockspeed
Sound: X-Fi Extreme Gamer PCI
PSU: Zalman ZM750-HP 750w
HDD: 1TB WD 64mb cache primary, 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F1, 1x Seagate 500GB
ODD: Samsung DVD writer
Case: Lancool DragonLord PC-K62

On a side note, it can sit there playing 1080p video and blaring music, ripping DVDs and running complex photoshop actions on 3D models at the same time for days straight with no issues. Rather frustrating.

Any help is most definitely appreciated.

A:Windows 7 crashes during gaming

Please provide this information (I realize that you haven't mentioned anything about BSOD's - but we can get the info that we need from these reports): http://www.techsupportforum.com/f217...ns-452654.html

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I've been getting very frequent crashes when I try to play games, mainly GTAV. I've had crashes before with other games, but with GTAV I can't play for 5 minutes without my PC crashing.
What happens is the screen will freeze, no reaction to any input whatsoever, my headphones will emit an annoying buzz often related in pitch to the sounds that were playing just before, after a few seconds of this I'll get a blue screen telling me the PC crashed and is restarting.
I don't know why this is happening, I hope you can help. I've speculated it's heat issues due to running a stock cpu cooler or maybe because I chose a cheaper model of the gtx970 which I heard performed worse on temperature benchmarks. But now that I've started playing GTAV it crashes literally 5 minutes into the games EVERYTIME and I doubt it's because of the heat (doesn't feel hot at all when it crashes).
So I decided to purposely play and crash my PC a few times to gather some crashdumps (previously I would not wait for it to finish and just restart), the last few were all from playing GTA and they occured 5-15 minutes into the game each time. I'm attaching the report files as instructed, as well as my system specs. Tell me if I did anything wrong. Thanks in advance.

A:Constant Crashes during gaming

Sounds like a graphics card that is going bad - how old is this graphics card?
you can use furmark to stress the graphics card just like playing GTA and your computer should crash too... then you might be in the market for an RMA or replacement

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Hey everyone, I just built a new computer, here are the specs:

CPU: i7 930
Mobo: Asrock x58 extreme
Ram: 4 gigs of G.skill 1600 ram
videocard: xfx 5770 xxx
PSU: OCZ fatal1ty 550
OS: windows 7 64bit

anyways, for the first week it was rock solid, no problems. I ran prime95 tests for 24 hours, went through every burn in test i could find, etc. and was really happy with how smoothly everything went, I could even game no problem but I just did short sessions. All the test showed up that there was no problem with the computer.

I purchased World at War and Battlefield Bad Company 2, and after 2-3 games of each, i usually get either a complete freeze where there are vertical grey line on the screen, but i have also got a system reboot (i was afk but my player was online and laying down) and a black screen and freeze in BFBC2. It ALWAYS happens after 2-4 games of playing online. I googled it and a lot of people are having problems with the card and running into the same issues. I contacted XFX and they told me to uninstall the 10.3 drivers and put in the 10.2, that didn't fix it. I changed my RAM settings to auto, that didn't help, I disabled my sound drivers and that test ended up in my computer crashing and rebooting itself during game play, basically everything I do doesn't help.

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A:Computer crashes during gaming

First thing I would do is set the RAM voltage and timings to what the factory spec is... should be a sticker on the side with this information. I usually don't rely on the "Auto" setting; it's better to put in the information manually.

There have been reports of the 5770 acting up but make sure you have unlocked the manual fan controls if you are using CCC (Catalyst Control Center) and adjust the speed before playing a demanding 3D application. I would also advise to install the latest C++ Redistributable Runtime libraries and make sure DX11 is up to date. I've had my share of freeze ups with games under Win7x64 and installing prerequisite software has helped for the most part.

I also want to bring up that if you have nvidia Physx installed (still required for some games even with an ATI card) you want to make sure that is up to date too. Some ATI users have reported some issues with outdated physx engines which is why i bring that up.

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I built my gaming PC about a year ago and it worked fine for some time. But after a while (I cant remember how long ago), whenever I would play a game it would run fine for a few minutes, but then the screen would suddenly go black and the speakers would loudly buzz. No blue screen. No error message. I would have to hold the power switch or sometimes even unplug the computer to reboot it.

A year later I am still facing the same issue and am no closer to a fix, dispute my very extensive efforts thus far:
Here is a list of everything I've done so far:
Replaced luiterally every component in the computer (including the hard drive),
Reinstalled windows multiple times
Partitioned the drive, installed win 7 on one side and win 10 on the other. Virtually same error foe both.
Updating and reinstalling all drivers. Windows seems to have issues finding missing drivers.
Updating, reinstalling, and installing previous versions of my graphics driver.
Reseeding all components. (before and after replacing each one)
Reformatting and even nuking the drive and reinstalling windows.
Reinstalling games.

Also note:
Some 2D games seem to run fine w/o crashing. but which ones do and don't crash seems to be totally random.
Some games (dishonored 2) give me an error regarding Direct x. But this is only on Win 7.
Older 3D games (Battlefront 2, Dishonored 1) will crash and take me to the desktop whenever I begin loading into a game.

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So glad there is a forum for this, I've been trying for a while to fix this problem.

Basically my computer BSODs quite frequently and almost selectively while playing the popular game CS:GO. My CPU and graphics card are properly cooled and graphics driver is up-to-date. From my own research, some say that this can be due to driver issues, but I have yet to find any thing to cause the problem. I have ran the program WhoCrashed a few times to try and understand the problem, and it continually gives me the report saying that it was likely caused by hal.dll (file attached).
I'm growing suspicion towards my memory, which is really the only piece of hardware that has given me any problems since building my computer. The specific memory type is this model: 2x8GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666MHz. It's been concerning because this memory is rated up to 2666MHz but fails to do so when the XMP profile is loaded in BIOS. Even setting the frequency manually continues to not post and hard reset is required followed by "overclocking failed!". It is currently set to what I believe is the base speed of 2133MHz. These BSODs continue to happen at any frequency however. I'm willing to run a memtest if necessary but may require some guidance.
To reiterate, it only seems to BSOD when playing games, with CS:GO the only program it has occurred in that I can remember. Thank you all for your willingness to help!

WhoCrashed report and required debug file attached:


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A:IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL crashes when gaming

Please try to update your network drivers
Driver Reference Table - Qcamainx64.sys

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for Qcamain10x64.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for Qcamain10x64.sys
6: kd> lmvm Qcamain10x64
start end module name
fffff800`082a0000 fffff800`08530000 Qcamain10x64 (deferred)
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\Qcamain10x64.sys
Image name: Qcamain10x64.sys
Timestamp: Fri Nov 20 11:24:05 2015 (564EF4C5)
CheckSum: 00252448
ImageSize: 00290000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4

Diagnostic Test


Run MemTest86+ to analyse your RAM. MemTest86+ - Test RAM - Windows 10 Forums


MemTest86+ needs to be run for at least 8 passes for conclusive results. Set it running before you go to bed and leave it overnight. We're looking for zero errors here. Even a single error will indicate RAM failure.

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Howdy folks, I purchased a Lenovo Y700 (AMD model) earlier in the year and for the most part, it's been functioning fine- except for when it comes to games. A while back, it started crashing on most games- particuarly those that run in 3D. For instance, Hearthstone, Absolute Drift, and Portal 2 have all crashed the machine, even though they're games that the laptop's supposed to be more than capable of running. I've spent hours with Lenovo technical support uninstalling, rolling back and re-installing drivers. Eventually, we managed to get it working after uninstalling all graphics drivers and doing some sort of hard reset by jabbing a button on the left side of the machine. For a while, games ran fine- then one day, they began crashing again. I uninstalled my graphics drivers again and for a while, things worked fine again. Today, they don't. I've gone through the terrible uninstalling, re-installing, updating, rolling-back and all, but nothing's working. Games will start, then after a couple minutes? Computer's rebooting itself. I'm about ready to defenestrate this machine. Does anybody have any suggestions as to what I should do? I really don't want to re-install Windows 10, but if it's necessary I'll do it. I just have no idea what could be so wrong with the GPU drivers that they keep crashing over and over!

A:Y700 - Crashes when gaming

If you have not already done so, I would run the Windows System File Check utility to check for, and replace any corrupt or missing Windows system files.   I would also run a standard disk check (type: chkdsk c: /f  from a Command Prompt Admin) to make sure the file structure on the HD is all good, especially since it has been crashing and not doubt orphaning files etc.    You do not need to check for bad sectors, just check/repair the file structure. Have you looked at the Windows System and Application Event Logs for errors at the time of the crashes?When your system crashes, is it writing a memory.dmp in the C:\Windows folder How to run an SFC scanFrom a Command Prompt (Admin) type:   sfc /scannow   and press enter.Let the scan run till complete, even it if does appear to pause, which it will do from time to time while working. You should get one of three results. "Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations" (If you get this message, then system file corruption was not your problem)"Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files and successfully repaired them.   Details are included in the CBS.Log %WinDir%\Logs\CBS\CBS.log" (If you get this message, then your problem might have been resolved)Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them. Details are included in the CBS.Log %WinDir%\Logs\CBS\CBS.log   If you ge... Read more

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Alright, I'm gonna try to explain my story the best I can...

At first I had a Nvidia GeForce 5200 vid card, 512mb ram, 300 watt PSU. Everything was running fine, and I could play most games, just on low settings. After my video card failed (Don't know why, just pc wouldn't start up) I bought a new video card, a X1650 Radeon Pro, and pulled 512mb RAM from another pc. I was excited to start playing games and stuff again, but my pc kept crashing while gaming. So, I read a little and found out my Vid card needed 350 watts at the least so I bought a 500 watt rosewill PSU.

It finally came in, and I installed it and everything seemed ok. I played some FPS games, like counter Strike and Insurgency(which previously crashed with 300 watt PSU) with no problems at all. But, when I try playing MMORPG's like Requeim: Bloodymare and Rappelz, they both crashed. I was able to play Cabal for a long time, and no crash happened, but Cabal isn't as graphic heavy as the other two. So, is my video card overheating because of the better and more demanding graphics in Requeim and Rappelz, or is it something else? I also have my case open and a Mini Climate Keeper fan blowing on my graphics card(until my PCI fan comes in), and Room temp is prob 70F-73F most of the day.

System Specs...

PSU: 500 watts Rosewill
RAM: 1gb
Vid Card: x1650 Radeon Pro
Mobo: AMD Sempron 2800+ ~2.0GHz
OS: Windows XP Home Edition

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Hello everyone,
My computer system crashes when I play most video games (only company of heroes and civilization 5 wont crash). I have already ran all the stress tests including memtest 86+, prime95 and furmark without any errors/crashes. I suspected that it was a driver issue so I decided to do a clean reinstall of windows 7 and then install all the drivers. It had absolutely no effect
I updated my motherboard and video card BIOS but that didnt help either. I tried disabling ULPS and 2D clocks for my video card but nothing happened. The only critical event that is logged in event viewer is "kernel ID 41" (Its just a notification that my computer was shut off unexpectedly). When the computer crashes, a black screen will appear and the last bit of audio that was playing will get distorted and it will keep on playing (It will make a loud BRRRRRRRRRRRRRR noise). I have to then manually restart the computer and boot back into windows. I have run out of options, i have no idea what is causing this problem. Can someone please help me?

system specs:
phenom ii x6 1050t @3.9ghz 1.46v (max temp 52C)
8 GB kingston hyper x 1600mhz memory
radeon 7850 2 GB (max temp 58C)
OCZ modxstream 700 watt PSU
1 TB western digital HDD
corsair c70 with 6 120mm cooling fans

Crash report:


A:Computer crashes while gaming

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· OS - Windows 10· x86 x64· What was original installed OS on system? Windows 7· Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)?
Upgraded using W10 updater· Age of system (hardware) 4 years· Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS? Windows 10 update was done about a year ago· CPU:   AMD FX 8120 eight core 3.60 GHz· Video Card:  NVidea GTX 660 TI· MotherBoard: GigaByte GA-990FXA-UD5· Power Supply: Be Quiet! 700w· System Manufacturer - Home made· Exact model number (if laptop, check label on bottom)· Desktop
I have been having some issues with my pc suddenly crashing. No BSOD, just everything freezes and all i can do is reboot. This tends to happen wduring heavy usage so im assuming its GFX or performance related. When its not very active everything works fine.
Have tried a lot of the suggested things, cleaning, upgrading the PSU, monitoring heat (which i think is the main suspect) but i just cannot get a grip of it. I have used a few monitoring software but they cannot give me a good idea where the problem is, there seem to be no crash logs. Im not overclocking or anything strange, its just a simple pc with everything on standard settings.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Im at the point where i just want to start replacing things... Read more

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i appreciate any help my machine crashes during any game with the error run time error. i havent found a game it hasnt crashed in with the same results. i have a

1.1 amd
7aja2e chaintech mobo
512 mb pc 133 pny ram
9000 radeon pro 128mb
creative sound card live
dx9 (same problem with dx 8)
win xp por

crashed in the following games
battlezone 2
starfleet command 3
bridge commander
medal of honor aa+spearhead
bf 1942

A:my gaming machine crashes

I just reloaded windows and all the fresh new drivers for everything, but my PC still crashes with bf1942, medal of honor
I can play others but these are favorites...
I got no idea why, hope someone can explain this for us
1.0 gig AMD Thunderbird
FIC az11e MainBoard
SIS315e 64mb Video card
Via AC97 soundcard
512 MB ram
20gig maxtor HD

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When I play certain games (Dungeon Defenders, GW2) my computer crashes the screen will be teal, pink or yellow with a sound loop and sometimes it turns black, but I can still hear sound and talk if I'm using skype. I was wondering if someone could help me with this.

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel 2500K CPU @ 3.3GHz (Liquid Cooled)
RAM 2x4GB Corsair Vengeance
Western Digital 500 GB HDD
Mobo: Sabertooth Z77
Edit:Just did a fresh install still seems to be occuring

A:computer crashes during gaming

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