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My games keep crashing to the desktop.

Hey so as the title suggests my computer keeps crashing to the desktop whilst i play games about 5 minutes into the game:

Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Overclock: 25%
Radeon HD 7970 Gigabyte
8 GB DDR3 1600MHz
1TB HDD
Win 7 64
DX11
PSU Corsair TX 650w
Arctic cooling freezer

Here is what i have tried so far to fix this problem:
- Virus scan
- Malware scan
- Registry clean
- validating game cache on steam
- reset computer to factory settings
- Defragmented the HDD
- Cleaned out the PC
- Removed overclock
- GPU stress test
- CPU stress test
- Purchased new graphics card (under warranty)
- Memtest86


i get temperatures of around 40 degrees and was wondering if there was any other way to check hardware thoroughly?
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  1. What actual set of DRAM do you have (model #) also waht are your system voltages (vCore, CPUVTT, VCCSA, DRAM Voltage)
  2. Tradesman1 said:
    What actual set of DRAM do you have (model #) also waht are your system voltages (vCore, CPUVTT, VCCSA, DRAM Voltage)


    Well this is my exact ram model:
    8GB (2x4GB) Corsair DDR3 Vengeance Jet Black Low Profile, PC3-12800 (1600), Non-ECC, CAS 9-9-9-24, XMP, 1.5V

    How do i check voltages?
  3. Look in the BIOS, also can find RAM model number by using CPU-Z (free utility) look in the SPD tab under part number - Corsair has a bunch of 1600 sets of DRAM that fall under Vengeance
  4. Tradesman1 said:
    Look in the BIOS, also can find RAM model number by using CPU-Z (free utility) look in the SPD tab under part number - Corsair has a bunch of 1600 sets of DRAM that fall under Vengeance


    OK so the part number is CM3B4G2C1600L9 with 1.5v im going to check the other voltages now
  5. Tradesman1 said:
    Look in the BIOS, also can find RAM model number by using CPU-Z (free utility) look in the SPD tab under part number - Corsair has a bunch of 1600 sets of DRAM that fall under Vengeance


    Here are my voltages but i couldnt find the VCCSA:

    Vcore: 1.284v
    Cpuvvt: 1.068v
    Dram: 1.512v
  6. Best answer
    Try setting CPUVTT to 1.15
  7. Tradesman1 said:
    Try setting CPUVTT to 1.15


    Ok so i went into the bios and tried to change it to 1.5v but its on auto and it wouldn't let me manually override it...Any ideas why?
  8. What mobo? do you have the latest BIOS?
  9. Tradesman1 said:
    What mobo? do you have the latest BIOS?


    I have the Gigabyte Z77-D3H and i am on the latest version of my bios but it still doesn't let me change it in the bios.
  10. Might want to drop them a line, should be able to adjust the voltage
  11. Tradesman1 said:
    Might want to drop them a line, should be able to adjust the voltage


    Im not sure what did it but its now working great THANK YOU! Can i like give you a rating somewhere or a bump, something like that?
  12. Cash is nice...just kidding ;) I'm out here to help where I can and this place helps me keep up with all the hardware out there and the various peculiarities of some of them
  13. Tradesman1 said:
    Cash is nice...just kidding ;) I'm out here to help where I can and this place helps me keep up with all the hardware out there and the various peculiarities of some of them


    Haha well thank you again!
  14. Emm can someone explain through steps how to fix this cuz i didnt understand anything :D pls ...and nicely explane the part with CPUVTT ...ty
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