While gaming my game will freeze and crash. I get a "NVIDA driver has crashed and recovered" error in the notification center

Hello! I am new to this so I will try to give you as much info as possible.
System specs. (that I can remember)
OS: Windows 8 Pro
Graphics card: MSI GT 630
PSU: piece of crap 400 watt thing.
RAM PNY DDR3 1333 ram 4 GB
CPU: AMD's weird A-6 APU thing.

Basically what will happen is I will be gaming and suddenly my game will freeze. I can hear what is happening in game but not see graphical things. (the game must still be running) for most games my only choice is to Task manager it into hell. Some games are more stable and just need a re-tabbing (tab out then back in) (counter strike:go does this. thank goodness)

I have tried re-installing windows 8 re-installing graphics drivers and such.

The weird thing is that this has happened with 2 different graphics cards. and on 2 different Windows 8 installs.

Here is a crash report thingy I found:


Hardware error

‎2/‎22/‎2014 3:05 PM

No solution available

A problem with your hardware caused Windows to stop working correctly.

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: LiveKernelEvent
Code: 141
Parameter 1: ffffe000008e74d0
Parameter 2: fffff80001c36bbc
Parameter 3: 0
Parameter 4: 1928
OS version: 6_3_9600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 256_1
OS Version: 6.3.9600.
Locale ID: 1033
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More about gaming game freeze crash nvida driver crashed recovered error notification center
  1. check your ram
  2. At first I thought that was the problem. But I used windows memory checker thing and it was fine.
  3. i have found that the 2 most recent drivers from nvidia have crashed on me when im just browsing the internet. my solution was to use the 3rd most recent driver since i have had no issue with it. another option which has apparently fixed some peoples issues with crashing drivers is if you go into nvidia control pannel and select "preffer optimum performance"
  4. windows memory checker thing is horrible use memtest86
  5. I will use memtest86
    I don't think that this is a graphics card problem as it has had errors with 2 separate cards
  6. Best answer
    I would bet its psu as you listed it as piece of crap 400w psu. I had used a 400 w one on a 24/7 machine with an amd a6 as well and the thing was so terrible that it would crash if i so much as plugged into a usb port. That and I wasn't even using a video card just the built in. If you can get a loaner psu or something else to try I would do that as well if memtest doesn't give you any errors.
  7. Memtest reported no errors! I do think that it is the PSU is the reason. It was like 25$ Thanks guys
  8. yep now that the ram is eliminated its on to the psu
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