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New PC build crashing

By zman537
Nov 13, 2012
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  1. Recent built a new desktop

    Specs
    ASUS sabertooth MB
    AMD 4170
    8GB of patriot DDR3 pc3 12800.
    2 Nvidia GTS 250 SLI
    Windows 7
    680w power supply

    I built this comp about a week ago and have been having program crashes ever since. I used to get the blue screen of death, but have not had that in about 4 days. The only things I have intalled on this comp is windows 7 64 bit, Steam and 3 steam games, left 4 dead2, Supreme commander 2, and Empire total war. I have origins installed which I play battlefield 3. All the games crash at some point. Sometimes they crash 3 minutes into the game and it crashes back to windows desktop, other times they crash after playing for 2 hours and then it will crash to desktop. also internet explorer 9 will stop and crash. As I was typing this I got the message that Internet explorer had stopped working and I had to retype this. Any Ideas. I have done a search, I have uninstalled and reinstalled all the games atleast 3 times, All windows updates are up to date and nothing has changed. Anyone got any ideas????
     
  2. TechMancer

    TechMancer TS Member Posts: 59

    "ASUS sabertooth MB
    AMD 4170
    8GB of patriot DDR3 pc3 12800."

    I think these are your problem. Not 100% sure, but I think that's it.
     
  3. zman537

    zman537 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ok, can you give me your reasoning on this? This was a memory and MB combo from new egg, lots of good reviews on this combo. But if you think this is an issue im interested in why.
     
  4. TechMancer

    TechMancer TS Member Posts: 59

    I said I might be wrong.
     
  5. zman537

    zman537 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    true, I guess what I was saying is that im getting desperate, so if you think there is a possible issue im all ears. Im almost to the point of RMA all my new parts and starting over.
     
  6. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,457   +228

    I don't necessarily have the answer but try removing one of your graphics cards and run the PC on a single card. See what happens. If nothing changes, switch graphics cards and try again.
     
  7. zman537

    zman537 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ok, I have alternated memory sticks, tried running on one graphics card. A friend of mine has suggested that I try a CPU monitor and that it might be a temperature problem. I have download 4 different CPU monitoring programs and none of them will launch, I keep getting an error with each program telling me that a file is missing or damaged. Any other ideas
     
  8. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,457   +228

    Motherboard drivers up to date? No yellow symbols in the device manager? Do you have another power supply to test with in case yours has a problem?
     


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