Crashing while playing BF4 (Graphics card?)

So the post says it. I just built this computer a week or two ago and started mining LTC but stopped when my computer would crash in the middle of the night and I'd wakeup to a pure white screen. Lately I'll be playing BF4 on ultra and everything is fine until it randomly cuts out and i hate to restart. The first time it said, "Windows needs to shut down and is collecting data" the second time which just happened my left monitor turned red my right one turned blue and i heard a really fast clicking coming out of my speakers (assuming whatever BF sound was playing was just looping at a high speed.) When my graphics card is running at 100% it is typically at 74 ish degrees and 73% fan although admittedly i haven't been watching it and overheating could be the blame i suppose but the card is brand new and i never have any other issues. Any ideas?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (Purchased For $199.99)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (Purchased For $29.99)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G41 PC Mate ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (Purchased For $60.00)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (Purchased For $75.00)
Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (Purchased For $99.99)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (Purchased For $60.00)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card (Purchased For $298.99)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case (Purchased For $79.99)
Power Supply: Corsair RM 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (Purchased For $129.99)
Monitor: Acer H236HL bid 60Hz 23.0" Monitor (Purchased For $129.99)
Monitor: Acer H236HL bid 60Hz 23.0" Monitor (Purchased For $129.99)
Total: $1293.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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Here is a link to my reddit post about the build which has all of the stats as well as a quick write up and photos. I'm just including maximum info here sorry if its too much!
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  1. I really appreciate the fact you included so much info however.. I really don't see what's wrong with your build.. Your PSU is fine... your CPU is great so there shouldn't be any bottlneck..

    It could be a faulty BIOS.. try installing the latest bios for that motherboard, could solve the issue
  2. i would update everything you can find, usually if it freezes with weird colors its gpu related. is your cpu overclocked? have you updated your bios?
  3. Sounds a lot like there is either something wrong with your GPU or it just overheats.

    Now i guess in theory it is also possible that the PSU is crapping out on you, but that should be a pretty solid PSU.

    One thing which you could try is running the machine with the side open and see if you still get the crashes.
    If it doesn't could be a simple airflow problem inside the case.
  4. Best answer
    Had this issue briefly with my 270x. Boot into safe mode, run driver cleaner (linked below works like a charm) and check off delete AMD folders. Chose the option that restarts automatically and then reboot normally in Windows. The driver cleaner has an option that will prevent Windows from automatically reinstalling the default OS drivers when you reboot, which is crucial to prevent conflict when installing CCC.

    Do a clean install of the the most current CCC. Also, you might want to consider going into CCC and looking at the AMD Overdrive tab. Accept the disclosures to activate Overdrive and then manually turn it off. Not turning OD off can give you troubles too from what I've read.
  5. 06yfz450ridr said:
    i would update everything you can find, usually if it freezes with weird colors its gpu related. is your cpu overclocked? have you updated your bios?

    I haven't done any overclocking at all!
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