Computer crashes when playing any steam game

Whenever i play gmod it works well for a while but after a while the screen turns black and i have to unplug the power cord
i have also tried to play ace of spades but it still crashes

Specs:
intel i7 8 cores
nvidia geforce GT530 2 gb
8 gb ram
2 tb harddrive
7 answers Last reply
More about computer crashes playing steam game
  1. TRY FACTORY RESTART YOU'R PC :pfff:
  2. HELPERMAN said:
    TRY FACTORY RESTART YOU'R PC :pfff:


    does it remove anything like my games and stuff
  3. NOT YOU'R GAMES FROM STEAM BUT ALL YOUR FILES AND STUFF, YOU CAN SAVE IMPORTANT STUFF ON A USB DRIVE OR SOMETHING... :pfff:
  4. well i have about 20 gb of work and important stuff :/
  5. well this is the first time it crashes
    why now ?
    i mean it ran skyrim perfectly
  6. Before you get all crazy and do a system restore, do some best practice solutions and use some of the free built in diagnostics in windows.
    First I would update the video card driver. Go to NVidia.com and get the correct driver for you computer and windows version.
    If that doesn't help, run windows update and get any of the drivers windows update recommends. You don't have to do all the software updates, just the drivers.
    If that does not help run CHKDSIK. Select automatically scan and repair bad sectors.
    Then run memtest. Just type memory into the windows 7 or windows 8 search box.
  7. i have already updated the drivers but i will try the other stuff :D
Ask a new question

Read More

Computers Games Steam Video Games