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Every game I play crashes on my brand new PC

By DrewSpr
May 13, 2016
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  1. So I'm going to start off with saying that I am no expert when it comes to PC's. My friend built this one for me and ever since we finished it has been having problems playing games. For example with steam, I will be playing Total War Shogun 2 and it will randomly crash during a session with the message "Total War has stopped working". It doesn't happen during any big action scenes or whatever, it seems completely random. This is happening to all my steam games and for League of Legends as well. When I play league I get at least two bugsplat's a game and again, they take me by surprise. We have tried a lot but this may be beyond us. Please help me as this is my first experience with pc gaming and is pretty frustrating right now :(
    Specs:
    NVIDIA Geforce GTX 970
    Windows 10 64bit
    EVGA supernova NEX750B
    16G of ram
    1TB HD
    MSI Z97 Gaming 5 motherboard
    Intel Core i7-4790 CPU @ 3.60 GHz
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Have you applied all the Windows Updates and the Nvidia drivers to the latest Windows 10?
     
  3. DrewSpr

    DrewSpr TS Rookie Topic Starter

    My windows updates are current. For the Nvidia drivers, I have the most recent one but do I need to install them all?
     
  4. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus TS Evangelist Posts: 1,667   +312

    Hmmm. it could be practically anything...hmmm....

    Best idea - run tests - catch error messages
    memtest overnight ... http://www.memtest86.com/
    Turn off 'restart on error', so you can get a good look at any error messages.
    Check Event Viewer for errors just before crash. http://www.computerhope.com/jargon/e/evenview.htm
    Consider using WhoCrashed... http://www.resplendence.com/whocrashed
    Check SMART for your HDD... run chkdsk /f (in Properties of HDD in File Explorer) - read detail in event viewer
     

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