I did a play through of the game about 6 months ago, and I only crashed about every 2-4 hours. Now, I decided to try another playthrough but everytime I start playing, I crash within 30 minutes. When I crash, stripes of some random color appear and I bluescreen after 15 seconds. I've tampered with the settings on Skyrim a bit and I discovered that I crash when playing on maximum res with Ultra settings, and on the lowest res with Low settings.
-I don't have any mods installed
-It does this while my Cpu is/isn't overclocked
Radeon HD 6670 2GB Gpu
Sabertooth 990fx Motherboard
AMD FX 8-core processor @3.1Ghz
1-stick 8GB Corsair RAM
2TB Deskstar HDD
650 Watt Antec Psu
What, if any, error box pops up. What kind of crash is it? A blue screen of death, a crash to desktop w/ msg. box, a CTD w/o box, a freeze, a black screen with sound?
I had a problem where high graphics games were crashing every few hours, then every few minutes. I found out it was a memory stick. I also have Corsair RAM, 2x 8 GB. You should run memtest86 and make sure this is not your problem. http://www.memtest86.com/
As I said before, stripes of some color, usually white or tan, appear on my screen and after 15 seconds, I get a bluescreen. No error box pops up or anything. I tried using the memtest86, am I supposed to use a usb to boot my system? How do I test my memory using the application? It's not very clear..
Well I've resolved it incase anyone is having the same issue, It turns out that underclocking my graphics card (slightly), made it work without crashing. I've played for 20+ hours without a single crash.
Well I've resolved it incase anyone is having the same issue, It turns out that underclocking my graphics card (slightly), made it work withour crashing. I've played for 20+ hours without a single one.
That usually indicates a PSU issue. Is it an old unit? 650W should be more than enough for a 6670. According to MSI, it only needs 400W and a 17A +12V rail. If there is another PCI-E power cable or if it is a modular PSU, you might want to try to swapping cables around. Hopefully it is a cable issue, otherwise it is either the PSU itself or the VRM on the GPU. If it is the VRM, it could be a sign that the GPU may be on its last legs.
Well actually, I got the PSU about 5 months ago, and the GPU ~18 months ago. At any rate, I'm upgrading to a GTX-770 in about a month; I have another post about it asking if my PSU of 650W has enough wattage for it when it's overclocked. I hope it isnt the GPU, but I guess it doesn't really matter since its going to be switched out soon anyways.