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PC Crashes During Gaming and Nothing but a Bright Red Screen Appears.

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Last response: in Graphics Cards
October 31, 2013 9:37:30 AM

I was playing Battlefield 4 and twice, it crashed and displayed a red screen. It has me a bit worried because I just bought a new GPU (GIgabyte R9 280x) so I am hoping it isn't that as I've heard bad things about Gigabyte and the GPU from them. The thing is though, I can play for hours at a time, and the red screen only appeared twice, randomly.

I heard it can be something with the 2 8pin connectors to the PSU, or even drivers. So I updated to the latest beta drivers from AMD for Windows 8.1 and the r9 280x. It hasn't happened since last night but it has me worried it could be a faulty GPU from Gigabyte.

Other specs:

AMD Phenom II x965 Black Edition Quad Core 3.4 ghz
ASUS M4A87TD EVO AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Antec Green 650w PSU

Any help would be appreciated or some reassurance that it is not a faulty GPU (fingers crossed!)

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a b 4 Gaming
October 31, 2013 12:03:51 PM

Is it happening with other games too ? If only with BF4 then I may say you it has still some bugs in it and many people's are having lots of trouble with it.

So test your GPU with

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a b 4 Gaming
November 1, 2013 11:36:28 AM

The GPU seems to be fine to me. Try another game and see what happens. And try to use the stock speed when testing.