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August 3, 2013 2:52:14 PM

I've had my computer for just over half a year and only had this problem for a few days. When I am playing Battlefield 3, sometimes after a certain amount of time (looks like between 30 min to an hour) my game would crash and I would get the blue screen of death. The blue screen would appear for a second or two, and then my computer would automatically reboot itself. I have uploaded my Windows/Minidump file for today which contains two crashes:

http://www.filedropper.com/080313-13057-01

This never happens to any other games I've played (Crysis, Bioshock, Starcraft, Call of Duty...). I have not installed any new software on my machine for almost a month now. My computer is not over heating as my room today is fairly chilled.

i5-3750K (oc to 4GHz)
Hyper Evo 212+
16GB DDR3
7970
ASRock Extreme4
Corsair TX750
Seagate 2TB 7200
Intel 335 240GB[/url]
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August 3, 2013 7:29:33 PM

On your EX4 might try taking VCCSA to 1.14
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August 3, 2013 8:53:25 PM

Tradesman1 said:
On your EX4 might try taking VCCSA to 1.14


Parden me? EX4? VCCSA?
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August 3, 2013 8:55:22 PM

You have the Extreme 4 (EX4) in the BIOS is a setting (VCCSA) for the System Agent Voltage - am suggesting raising it to 1.14
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August 3, 2013 9:41:51 PM

Tradesman1 said:
You have the Extreme 4 (EX4) in the BIOS is a setting (VCCSA) for the System Agent Voltage - am suggesting raising it to 1.14


Sounds good, I will give that a shot tomorrow. What is the VCCSA and what does increasing the voltage to 1.14 do to my system? I don't mean to question your advice, but I always like to understand what I am doing before doing it.
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August 3, 2013 9:56:17 PM

VCCSA is the System Agent Voltage, am thinking you may not be getting full voltage for your GPU in particular but possibly also to the rest of the mobo, some games put a lot of stress on systems, increasing this can help stabilize
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August 4, 2013 8:48:11 AM

Tradesman1 said:
VCCSA is the System Agent Voltage, am thinking you may not be getting full voltage for your GPU in particular but possibly also to the rest of the mobo, some games put a lot of stress on systems, increasing this can help stabilize


I just played for about 30 min today and my computer didn't crash :)  I'll continue to monitor my situation.

I know that increasing your CPU voltage can reduce the lifespan of your CPU. Does increasing the VCCSA also reduce the lifespan of your entire system?

In addition, my original VCCSA settings were set to 'Auto'. I had the choices of modifying the VCCSA settings to one of the pre-determined voltages: 0.925v, 1.016v, 1.107v, 1.200v. I selected 1.107v.

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August 4, 2013 5:20:56 PM

That's fine, and it's not a problem voltage wise - CPU voltage - you just want to keep it reasonable and it's no problem, Intel understates what the CPUs can handle, like when the Q6600 came out, people were all excited it might be able to run at 3 GHz (it was 2.4GHz native), this was late 2006, and I've prob got at least 15 still running at 4GHz (some 24/7) that have been there since, oh, mid/late 2008 or so
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