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December 15, 2013 7:24:15 PM

Hey guys, I built a new gaming system about a month ago and I keep having an issue with my games not responding. Sometimes it happens 2 minutes into the game and sometimes 6+ hours in. Basically the game window will go black or sometimes it will minimize and then the window comes up that says the game has stopped responding and gives me the option to close it or wait for it to respond. It has happened on Black Flag, Arkham Origins, and Borderlands 2 so far.

Event viewer had this to say about it the last time it happened (in Black Flag):

The program AC4BFSP.exe version 0.0.0.0 stopped interacting with Windows and was closed. To see if more information about the problem is available, check the problem history in the Action Center control panel.
Process ID: 1654
Start Time: 01cefa097fb40594
Termination Time: 66
Application Path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Ubisoft\Ubisoft Game Launcher\games\Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag\AC4BFSP.exe
Report Id: 17bfa56e-65fd-11e3-a84f-00a0d5ffffae

Under Source it says "Application Hang".

So far I have tried reinstalling windows, reseating my graphics card and ram, running memtest overnight (no errors), setting everything back to stock, and googling for hours.

Here's my specs:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X40 98.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($88.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($90.64 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($329.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Mwave)
Power Supply: XFX 850W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($107.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Full (32/64-bit) ($279.99 @ B&H)
Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($157.00 @ B&H)
Total: $1569.55
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-15 22:22 EST-0500)



a b 4 Gaming
December 15, 2013 7:29:51 PM

on the motherboard...make sure the bios is up to date and your ram running in xmp mode. on the gpu use msi afterburner make sure the gpu fans keeping up with the heat load. the last issue would be power supply rippling out or one leg not holding. use program like hardware monitor to log your power supply voltages.
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December 15, 2013 7:36:53 PM

I have the latest bios, ram is in xmp mode, gpu and cpu never broke 70c in games even when they were overclocked. How should I monitor the voltages, like, which voltages and what should they be around?
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December 15, 2013 8:45:15 PM

Never mind, I tested them with a multimeter and they seemed fine, got anything else?
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December 16, 2013 4:13:29 PM
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