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BSOD/random crashes while playing games

By aneesh_ak0
Aug 16, 2014
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  1. My specs : (Everything is new and hardly a month old)


    AMD FX 6300 cpu six cores

    8 gb RAM
    Nvidia GTX 750 ti 2 GB OC edition
    Cooler master CM force 500 cabinet
    PSU : Cooler Master 350w.


    I am getting constant BSODs (some times random crashes with a program stopped working message) while playing NFS Rivals, Batman Arkham Origins, FIFA 14.. The games work fine on my other PC (core i5) so it is not the issue with games installed.


    I had windows 7 ultimate edition first. When I started getting BSODs I changed the OS to windows 8.0 pro edition.


    I tried changing RAM, diagonised HDD without any issues, reinstalled windows 8.0 pro (had windows 7 earlier which showed samw errors), uninstalled antivirus (BSOD appear with and without AV). Updating Nvidia drivers did not help either.



    I even tried playing games on a clean windows install before installing any other applications.


    I am considering swapping my Nvidia card with ATI Raedon, not sure it will work.
     

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  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    That 350 watt power supply may be too weak for your installed hardware, especially the video card...
     
  3. aneesh_ak0

    aneesh_ak0 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    But does a PSU cause BSOD? I've heard that a weak one just turn off the system rather that causing BSOD...

    BTW.. I swapped my Nvidia card with a lesser ATI Raedon HD 7790 1 Gb card.

    After playing for 15 minutes, still got BSOD. :(
     
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    If you want to play decent games on this new rig replace the 350 watt PS with a good quality 650 or higher watt supply. Doing this may indeed stop the BSODs
     
  5. aneesh_ak0

    aneesh_ak0 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks a lot for your reply. I'll definitely try a more powerful PSU and update the results
     

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