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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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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.


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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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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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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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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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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.

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

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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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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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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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 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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Hello Sevenforums.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 *I have had BSOD but forgot the message thought dose are rare*

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, So says the site.
*I really don't think its a overheat problem, I have four fans inside my pc and Speedfan show my temps below 40C.
*I don't have any mods or anything for dose games.
*I have run'd memtest+ and has come back with 0 errors.
*I have scanned my pc with Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware with 0.
*I have Avira installed and yep with 0.
*I have used ... Read more

A:PC randomly crashes when gaming?

Welcome aboard, MrUser01.

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

BugCheck 24, {1904fb, fffff88004727968, fffff880047271c0, fffff8800133e259}

Probably caused by : Ntfs.sys ( Ntfs! ?? ::NNGAKEGL::`string'+e919 )

Followup: MachineOwner
According to Carrona.org, STOP 0x00000024: NTFS_FILE_SYSTEM
Usual causes: Disk corruption, insufficient physical memory, Device driver, Indexing, Resident antivirus, backup, defrag programs, Disk/Drive failing/failure

Pointing the red marked three out at first.
► Do a thorough disc check:
Update your SSD's Firmware (skip it, if it is not a SSD)
Reseat the sata and power.
Run chkdsk /f/r, following the option two of the tutorial Disk Check
Seatool for dos: SeaTools | Seagate download
Burn it in a blank cd. boot from the CD, click on "Accept", wait for it to finish detecting the drives, then in the upper left corner select "Basic Tests", then select "Long Test" and let it run.
► Uninstall Avira.
Use Microsoft Security Essentials as your antivirus with windows inb... Read more

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After some research and failing to find any solution i`ve decided to find help, have a gaming laptop (don`t judge me) and it used to work pretty well, until the latest Witcher expansion, i would be gettting a DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION everytime i tried to start the game, some driver updates later and now i`m randomly getting the same BSOD so far i've tried.

Updating GPU Driver.DDU the Drivers and do a clean install.running sfc/scannow

Unfortunately my internet time is limited and i couldn`t find any more steps.

Any help would be appreciatted, and sorry for the bad english.

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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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OS - Vista
32 bit
Original OS - Vista
OS has been reinstalled on a different HDD by computer technicians 6 months ago
HDD 6 months old, laptop itself is about 2 years

AMD Athlon (tm) X2 Dual Core QL-65 2.10GHz
4530/4570 Radeon HD
Unsure on motherboard
Laptop (Battery doesn't hold charge but is kept in there, Replacement Charger)

HP pavilon
dv6 1103-ax

I've had alot of BSOD over the past week. The first BSOD due to running two games at once (First time I tried running two games) and after that BSOD (each BSOD had a different heading) happened with everything I do (browsing on internet). Sometimes it would say winload.exe is missing or corupt and bootmgr corupt or missing that caused the laptop to not start up but I could still get into the bios. One time it wouldn't even start up into bios at all. I've ran chcks using the bios to check hdd and memory issues but both passed. I scanned the disk using Microsoft Security Essentials. Found no problems. I ran a disk check and the laptop seemed fine for the day until I ran league of legends again and the screen froze and BSOD appeared again. I uninstalled every program that I didn't need (league of legends), and BSOD appeared again (IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL) but this was in safe mode. I ran in normal mode and uninstalled Microsoft Security Essentials and got rid of all the program files related to those uninstalled programs and ran another disk check. Everything seemed fine after that and I reinstalled... Read more

A:BSOD Crashes when gaming

Hello ChrisL32 and welcome to TSF!

In the dumps attached, we're seeing a lot of memory corruption mentions. This usually comes down to a hardware issue, specifically in most cases the RAM itself, or a 3rd party driver that's not playing nice.

Considering you mentioned you even crashed in Safe Mode, I'm beginning to doubt this is 3rd party driver related or software at all since only signed-MS drivers are loaded in Safe Mode.

Regardless, a lot of your drivers are dated from 2008 and earlier, but these are system drivers and some device drivers. I'm not sure as to whether or not this is due to there not being any actual updates for your devices considering the system specs are quite old, but we'll worry about that if we need to.

I'm going to actually recommend running a Memtest86+ first: RAM - Test with Memtest86+ - Windows 7 Forums

I'd recommend running it for no less than 6-7 passes. This will take multiple hours, so I'd say run it before work or bed.



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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:


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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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· 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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Hello! This is my very first posty here, so please bear with me if I fail to supply all relevant information, or otherwise write someting stupid :-)

My system: I use windows 7 professional (x64), which came preinstalled on my desktop computer, purchased in november 2012.
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600K CPU @ 3.40GHz
Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580
Manufacturer: MSI
Model: MS-7672
I use Norton security

The problem: When I play games, the computer sometimes gives me a blue screen, stating that an error has occured and windows has to restart. The computer then restarts automatically, and asks me if I want to restart normally or using safe mode. When, and how often, these crashes occur, seems to vary. It happens both when I play games like Skyrim and the Whitcher II over Steam, and when my kids play some arcade game (papa's cupcaceria). I have not experienced this outside of gaming.

I have tried to attach the proposed zipfile. Hope somone is able to help me.

Best regards, Marius

A:Windows 7 crashes while gaming


The attached DMP file is of the SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION (3b)bug check.

This indicates that an exception happened while executing a routine that transitions from non-privileged code to privileged code.

This error has been linked to excessive paged pool usage and may occur due to user-mode graphics drivers crossing over and passing bad data to the kernel code.


2: kd> k
Child-SP RetAddr Call Site
fffff880`091f69a8 fffff800`03488169 nt!KeBugCheckEx
fffff880`091f69b0 fffff800`03487abc nt!KiBugCheckDispatch+0x69
fffff880`091f6af0 fffff800`034b375d nt!KiSystemServiceHandler+0x7c
fffff880`091f6b30 fffff800`034b2535 nt!RtlpExecuteHandlerForException+0xd
fffff880`091f6b60 fffff800`034c34c1 nt!RtlDispatchException+0x415
fffff880`091f7240 fffff800`03488242 nt!KiDispatchException+0x135
fffff880`091f78e0 fffff800`03486dba nt!KiExceptionDispatch+0xc2
fffff880`091f7ac0 fffff880`0792b3d8 nt!KiPageFault+0x23a
fffff880`091f7c50 00000000`00000000 RTKVHD64+0x24e3d8
RTKVHD64.sys is the Realtek High Definition Audio Function driver.

Ensure your Realtek drivers are up to date via the MSI website - MSI USA - Computer, Laptop, Notebook, Desktop, Mainboard, Graphics and more



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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!

A:Internet crashes while gaming


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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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After installing the most recent RC of Windows 7 and performing an upgrade from Vista to Windows 7 [I'm aware it's far better to do a fresh installation and if worse unfortunately comes to worse, that'll be my next step. =P] - but I've been running into a most unusual crashing issue.

My computer never crashes under normal circumstances, but as soon as you feed it sufficient stress [just about any game or even a fairly large number of concurrent downloads], it'll eventually crash without fail. Now rather than BSOD, it does something I've never experienced before: it'll give a quick sound distortion from whatever sound was last played [i.e. if you're in a game of Team Fortress 2 and someone was speaking over a microphone, you'll hear their last word stretch out in an eerie, almost demonic way-] and then the entire computer shuts off.

This PC has always ran games pretty decently, so this crashing hardly 6, 7 minutes into a gaming session's irritating to no end and I was hoping someone could offer some assistance. If at all possible, I'd heavily appreciate it. I've looked over the forums here for a bit trying to find a possible solution, to no avail unfortunately.

Few examples of situations that trigger this crash:
Team Fortress 2.
Multiple downloads [enough it would tax the PC.]
Roughly any game that's even mildly intensive to run.
More information: OS is Windows 7 64-bit, I've the most recent drivers [that I'm aware of both by manual... Read more

A:Strange crashes during gaming.

Update on the matter-

I decided it'd be wise to do a fresh install, running the latest 7 RTM build. After updating my drivers and such to their most recent/7-compatible forms, I again ran the various things listed above [TF2 first,] and was again greeted with the same problem though not -quite- as quickly.

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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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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.

This is seriously driving me crazy, i have been up until 2am for the last week trying to resolve this issue, I can only get it to crash during online gameplay (althought it... Read more

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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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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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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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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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.
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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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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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I just built a new PC with the following config:
- i5 2500k (no OC)
- ASUS P8Z68 pro/gen3
- Gigabyte GTX 560 Ti (no OC)
- CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W

Now when i am playing games my PC will freeze and i have to shut it down. It happens about 25 mins after playing Battlefield 3, and after about 1-1/2 hours after playing FIFA 2012 (not very GPU-intensive).

I have updated the GPU driver. I searched online and it seems ppl only have such problem when they overclock the GPU.

I used GPU-z to monitor the temperature and it looks alright. Does it look like a GPU or PSU problem? And any suggestions on how to fix it?

Thanks a lot!

A:Help: system crashes when gaming

NOTE: Please provide the following information for a more detailed response: http://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...ta-452654.html

While waiting for a reply:

I suggest starting all troubleshooting with the following diagnostic tests (located at this link: Hardware Diagnostics ). They'll save you a lot of time and heartache if there is a hardware failure, and you'll have the disks on hand in case you need them in the future:


H/W Diagnostics:
Please start by running these bootable hardware diagnostics:
Memory Diagnostics (read the details at the link)
Hard Drive Diagnostics (read the details at the link) - Test ALL of the hard drives.

Also, please run one of these free, independent online malware scans to ensure that your current protection hasn't been compromised: Free Online AntiMalware Resources (read the details at the link)
There are also free, bootable antivirus disks at this link: Free Online AntiMalware Resources - Bootable Disks

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First time posting.
I have a problem with what would be considered high end gaming, examples being Fallout 4, the new star wars battlefront, etc
When I play these games everything operates just fine up to a point,
After a random amount of time, the game will crash computer screen goes black, However I can still hear say mumble/ventrilo talking and I can talk to them too.....
I have replaced almost every component in this PC except the CPU
Brand new parts
Power supply 750W
SSD hard drive 500g
32 G ram
ASrock Z75 Pro 3 mobo
CPU is not new, I7-2600k
I have reinstalled gfx drivers and monitored temps, never gets above 75 C for GPU and 60 C for CPU, mobo sits around 35-45 C
Have also googled for answers and followed advice from other pple who may have had similar problem but to no success.
Anyone have a thought on what is going on?  Let me know what you need.
This occured on Win 7 OS as well

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I have an HD 5870 which keeps crashing when I am playing Skyrim, or Amalur, or Mass Effect 3.

Often the screen will go black with white pinstripes down it, sometimes it will sit there for a few seconds, and then pop back to my desktop with a little window that says the display driver has crashed, and I will typically have to reboot as I will get weird graphical glitches (like random sized squares that flicker as I pass the mouse over them). Audio typically contines during this.

Other times the screen will do the same black and pinstripes thing, yet the sound will go to a buzzing, and then it's a hard lock. No BSOD, or anything to troubleshoot it from.

I ran the Verifier tool, for which I found instructions in this forum, and have attached my Minidump. If anyone can point me in the right direction, I'd apperciate it.

I plan to write off my first foray into AMD graphics cards as a lesson learned in what not to do, but it seems that it is going to be a while before Nvidia gives it's answer to Southern Islands...and until they do, I'd like to not replace the 5870.

The system is a Q950 i7 with 12 gigs of corsair 1333 memory, an XFX HD 5870, and the PSU is an Ultra X4 1600w battleship that I bought when I was running dual 9800GX2's so it's not a power problem (and I get no such crashes with those two cards back in, but they are much slower so I get crappy framerates)

I ran memtest overnight with no crash so I know the memory is good as well.


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A:AMD driver crashes when gaming

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No attachment found on your post.

This sounds like a STOP 0x117 error. They are similar to STOP 0x116 errors and we use the same troubleshooting procedures. Please follow the steps at this link: STOP 0x116: VIDEO_TDR_ERROR troubleshooting - Windows 7 Forums

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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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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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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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For the past few weeks I've been having some majorly irritating problems with my system completely crashing, losing signal to my monitor, and losing my audio signal. Yet my all of my system fans and front LEDs continue working, but the system will not respond or do anything until I force it off. Note this only happens when I'm playing an intensive game. Any other time my system runs perfectly fine. I've reinstalled my video card drivers thinking that it may have been a malfunction with them, but that wasn't the case. It seems like something overheats. Any ideas on what is wrong?
(Turns out my video card was a lemon. Sent it in to Evga for an RMA, and its been working fine ever since)

A:System crashes when gaming.

Have you tried checking the GPU Temps/CPU Temps when in gaming mode?

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Hello All!
I have been having problems with this computer for quite some time now, and I am frustrated beyond belief.
I bought my computer probably about 8 months ago now. Brand new, Right off the floor. I have had it sent back to the shop once, because It started crashing when I played WoW (Which is pretty much, what I bought it for.) It is a gaming computer. It has all the fancypants parts needed to run the game, but doesn't run it properly.

At first I thought this might be a problem with WoW, or between WoW and Vista, but when I switched to Sims2 for a few months, I encountered the Same problems!

I have tried EVERYTHING. Everything that me, Blizzard, and every Compter savvy friend I could muster could come up with, at least.

I know this is a very hopeless and vague plea for help. But I am not a Tech, and I am just trying to play my Game, lol.. And I am hoping someone on here, can help me, or at least point me in the direction I should go, to find the answers I am looking for.

If you need any information on the make and model of my Beast, please just ask. I will offer any information I can, to get this computer problem solved! (Aside from Credit Card info, and Addresses, Ha Ha, Stalkers!)

Thank you for reading, and hopefully responding!

A:"Gaming" Computer Crashes with WoW?

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If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.Note: On Vista, "Windows Temp" is disabled. To empty "Windows Temp" ATF-Cleaner must be "Run as an Administrator".Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (v1.34) and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2If you have a previous version of MBAM, remove it via Add/Remove Programs and download a fresh copy.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found,... Read more

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i've been getting a crash on my computer within minutes of running certain games on their own, and within about half an hour of playing certain other games while skyping.
the crash i get is: SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION

Things I've tried:
reinstalling windows
reinstalling drivers
turning off overclocking
installing drivers for GPU through provided CD
dusting computer
using memtest86 to check RAM, no problems

speccy link: http://speccy.piriform.com/results/aD33zxsCz1JHXaFyfY0HMSG
bluescreenview crash info: http://i.gyazo.com/569ec4826b7a459382a9e0b487da090a.png

thanks for reading, i hope for help as soon as possible!

A:constant crashes while gaming

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