what are you playing?
what fps are you getting while it works?
what level of graphics quality are you playing at?
have you tried playing at lower details or resolutions?
does this happen when not playing games?
what are your CPU temps?
what are your GPU temps?
is your CPU maxing out?
is anything overclocked?
are you on the newest graphics drivers?
motherboard bios up to date?
Fallout New Vegas, Battlefield 3, Witcher 2, Civilization V, Saints row 3, Arma 2, Fallout 3 even Minecraft the error occurs in.
I have, the error still occurs.
Sometimes happens when browsing the internet, watching DVD's, even when idle it has happened.
30 idle, 40 whilst running games
32 idle, 35-40 whilst running games
CPU is having a load of around 25%-60% whilst running games, depends on what it's playing.
Nothing is overclocked, I've tried with and without it and games still stop responding.
I have AMD Catalyst 13.4, I tried 13.5, error still persisted.
Motherboard BIOS is currently up to date (1503)
the first thing i would try is just bumping up your power limit using ccc or msi afterburner.
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it can help with some issues and is an easy try/fix.
about the integrated graphics, was the cable plugged into the motherboard? also you may have to go into your bios and set the computer to only use integrated graphics. make sure the graphics card is pulled out the entire way
i am thinking it may be your power supply or RAM. do you have a known working PS around. if so swap that known good power supply in. or take it to a shop for them to test with a multimeter or PS tester.
your power supply is a very good unit but after reading many reviews they have a pretty high failure rate(~20% of reviewers) including many who have similar issues to yours.
Your mother board only supports 95W CPUs while you have a 125W CPU try underclocking the CPU to 2.6GHz - 2.8GHz and see if it helps or get a 4300,6300 or 8300 CPU as they are an upgrade that is supported.
Attempted to load memtest, black screen came up saying no operating system found. Rebooted and windows had to so a system repair. Stupidly I cancelled it... Now when I boot up I get a black screen with only a mouse cursor on (i can still move it around the screen) i tried in safe mode and it is still happening, what now?
nice catch on that simon. i completely overlooked that the board only supports 95watt CPU's and could definitely be causing allot of the issue as voltage regulation was not designed for such power. I am not sure how well undervolting of that chip would really work out. you can probably get a fair return on your current cpu and upgrade to a new supported CPU.
I was unaware my cpu was outdated. I just used AMD Vision to just reduce the Cpu processor speeds from 800MHz ~ 3400MHz to 800MHz ~ 2700MHz. Games are still not responding at the same rate as before however.
That is good with your ram. Many people like to see it make three consecutive full runs.
Do you have access to any other power supplies or graphics cards. Or can you take your equipment and plug it into another rig
Unfortunately no. However I could potentially take it round a friends house and see how there gpu and psu on my computer.
If you've narrowed it down to only the PSU and the graphics card I'm thinking it will be the PSU as this is my second gpu which has had the same problems. I'll still test both of them though. I'll also run memtest again twice over the next two nights.