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New build crashing during gaming, pics

By oreilly15
Sep 13, 2011
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  1. New Build...

    Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory

    EVGA 012-P3-1570-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP

    Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor

    EVGA X58 FTW3 132-GT-E768-TR LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    Rosewill Green Series RG700-S12 700W Continuous @40°C,80 PLUS Certified,Single 12V Rail,Active PFC

    Corsair SSD 120GB Sata 3 FORCE

    PROBLEM: Crashes during games , to put it into perspective it wont crash on HL 1 on full res, full graphics (doesn't put much stress on hardware). If I run Obliv on any resolution above 7x4 or w/e it is, it crashes almost instantly freezing up the computer and rebooting the whole system with the obnoxious lingering noise from the game. Occasionally the fans sound like they went on overdrive when it crashes but its uncommon.


    After I threw it all together ( assuming I did it right, I've done it before ), updated my Motherboard Drivers, GFX drivers, and Got windows up to date. I noticed it ran fine
    The temps seemed all Average ( i hope)
    Heres a running of speed fan idling
    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/29/computerspeed.png/

    vs. ingame

    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/801/pcspeed2.png/

    as far as I can tell none of those numbers are bad.

    that reading is obviously wrong for the ssd, i switched it with another HD just to check and it still crashed during games.

    these are probably useless pics but still if you can see any obvious discrepancies that i wouldn't

    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/94/100mediaimag0048g.jpg/

    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/577/100mediaimag0046.jpg/

    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/822/100mediaimag0047.jpg/

    Thank You Any help would be great, I don't want to feed money to the geek squad
     
  2. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,288   +7

    Try running Memtest86+ on your memory modules and check if they're alright. More likely it's the PSU that is faulty.
     
  3. oreilly15

    oreilly15 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    it's not the memory I already ran a memory diagnostic, does that run a better test?
     
  4. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,288   +7

    If you've already run a memory diagnostic and it's been all good then it's probably the PSU. I suggest you fit in another and see if you're still encountering the same issue.
     


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