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BSOD / freezing mostly while gaming

By Robbie1989
May 19, 2011
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  1. Hello everyone !

    I've had a blue screen/freezing problem for a while now playing games and watching videos online. On certain games the blue screens are frequent and the game is unplayable, always starting with a graphical glitch of sorts before going black > blue screen in under a few seconds. Another game runs fine unless I'm on the main menu looking up statistics of a previous match which will always blue screen my computer after a graphical hiccup. Other games bsod also but is fairly infrequent and seems random. Alt tabbing as the graphical problem is occurring I can see the 'display driver has stopped responding' before I go to the bsod.
    Specs are as follows, custom made from a store 1 year ago.


    CPU: IntelĀ® Core i7 860
    Motherboard: Asus P7P55D
    Memory: 4.0GB Corsair DDR3
    Graphics card: Nvidia GTX285
    Sound card: Asus Xonar DS 7.1
    Operating System: Windows 7 64 bit
    PSU: 750W Thermaltake Toughpower

    Reformatted my PC only last night and the problem persists after installing and playing The Witcher 2 for a minute before bsod. What's very odd is that I can play Crysis completely maxed out with no problems and a very smooth experience.

    This forum has helped me twice in the past with computer problems but I simply can't solve this one. Please help.
     
  2. r3dark

    r3dark TS Rookie Posts: 45

    do you have the steam version or the retail?
     
  3. Robbie1989

    Robbie1989 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Steam, if that matters.
     
  4. Boorim

    Boorim TS Rookie

    I actually have the same problem. my pc keeps freezing after teen minutes of playing. I've tried to change my heat settings, but i don't think that helps. You can try that too you know.
     

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