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Trouble with BSODs/Freezing Just Cause 2, Arkham City, Far Cry 3

I've been getting bluescreens whenever I've tried to play Just Cause 2, Batman Arkham City or Far Cry 3, but it's fine when I play FIFA 13 (those are the only games on my PC currently). Even when I lower settings, I get bluescreens. My system:

Gigabyte GTX 650 Ti 1GB
AMD Phenom II X4 965 @ 3.4GHz
4GB DDR2 800Mhz RAM
500GB HDD SATA
600 Watt PSU
ASUS M4A785-M motherboard

I've updated GPU drivers, BIOS, run memtest86 and chkdsk (neither showed any errors), done a clean boot and I keep getting freezing a few minutes into the game which eventually results in a bluescreen (if not immediately). I'm lost as to what's causing the problem. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

These are the latest BSOD files: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/uwugns5eb91czi5/r4YkyDfcbd
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  1. I would monitor your temperatures with HW Monitor or the like during a burn test.
  2. What is the brand of your PSU?
  3. tiny voices said:
    What is the brand of your PSU?


    It's an ULTRA LS600
  4. Best answer
    That PSU is really only good for around 450w max on the +12v rail.

    I would get a Seasonic, Corsair, Antec, XFX 500w unit.

    Also, what are your temps?
  5. tiny voices said:
    That PSU is really only good for around 450w max on the +12v rail.

    I would get a Seasonic, Corsair, Antec, XFX 500w unit.

    Also, what are your temps?


    On idle, CPU was 36 Celsius and GPU was 34 Celsius.
    Was testing Just Cause 2 right now on lowest settings and CPU was 49 Celsius, GPU was 40 Celsius.
    The game seemed to hang as soon as it loaded, then it would run smooth, then hang again and finally BSOD.
  6. I'd suggest running a stress test as opposed to monitoring the temps during gameplay. Games will only stress the system from time to time when it needs it, whereas a stress test goes balls out 100% of the time. You may get intermittent playability if you're monitoring through gameplay, whereas a stress test will immediately reveal any heat issues. Problem is, if there is a heat issue and it's shutting down because of it, you may not be able to monitor the temps in time (which I've run into a couple times). That's my suggestion. 49c is not high, but for low settings during a very short gameplay duration, you might have problems...
  7. tiny voices said:
    That PSU is really only good for around 450w max on the +12v rail.

    I would get a Seasonic, Corsair, Antec, XFX 500w unit.

    Also, what are your temps?


    Turns out that ULTRA PSU was causing the problems. switched it with a Corsair CX600 and gaming is smoooooth and quiet :)
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