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All games are crashing, possible GPU cause?

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May 16, 2014 3:42:43 PM

Sometimes I crash to the desktop, sometimes there's a sound-loop and the entire computer freezes, forcing me to hit the restart button.

I have just built this new PC, I've used Geforce experience to download the graphics drivers. I had the 335 version before, I even updated to the latest beta drivers, still no luck. I have installed my motherboard drivers correctly. My BIOS is outdated by 2 months, but I hardly believe it's worth going to such giant amounts of trouble to update a BIOS when I don't even know if that's the problem, which I highly doubt anyway.

Everything is new. I used my GPU is a previous computer for roughly 4-5 months. That ended up failing on me, hence why I got a new computer, using the same GPU and PSU.

My stats go as follow:

i7 4770k.

Dark Rock 3 cooler.

16gb of Corsair Vengenace RAM, 1866hz. (in the BIOS it says it's 1333hz, but I went into OC setting and upped it to 1866hz)

z87 MSI G65 gaming motherboard.

Samsubg 840 250gb SSD

Corsair CS750M PSU.

Gigabyte Geforce GTX 780ti Windforce edition. It's "Factory overclocked" if that means anything.

2TB Hard-drive.

Phantom 410 case. Black and orange.

Windows 8.1

A monitor connected with a VGA adaptor. (blue thingy to VGA)

I do not understand the cause of this. It cannot be my drivers as they are all up to date. It cannot be any hardware issue surely as everything is brand-new. Everything else works fine APART from games. I can play them for roughly 10 minutes to 2 hours... but somewhere in that time, I will crash.

The games I play are Counter strike: Global offensive and Battlefield 4. I am modding Skyrim up too. TF2. L4D2, GMOD. Assassin's creed Black Flag. Possibly Titanfall in the near future.


Please help, I feel awful. I've put so much time and effort into this computer and I do not want to fall as soon as I begin. Please can someone help.

PLEASE NOTE: I am not advanced at computers. If you start suggesting things such as "Flash the BIOS" "Do a clean install / boot" then please explain what it is and how to do it, and why it should be attempted. Random suggestions won't help anything.

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May 16, 2014 3:56:04 PM

Is any part overclocked?

I suggest running Prime95 for a while to rule out CPU/RAM crashes
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May 17, 2014 6:03:44 AM

smeezekitty said:
Is any part overclocked?

I suggest running Prime95 for a while to rule out CPU/RAM crashes


Nothing is overclocked, but the GPU is factory overclocked, and despite trying to use OC GURU II to turn down the base clock, it doesn't seem to change.
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May 17, 2014 6:19:47 AM

Download OCCT, choose GPU 3d and run it. This program test your gpu, check if you will crash during the test.
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May 17, 2014 6:54:13 AM

Hlias Anton said:
Download OCCT, choose GPU 3d and run it. This program test your gpu, check if you will crash during the test.


How long should I run the test? What settings do I pick?
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May 17, 2014 6:57:47 AM

Run it for 30min. Let the settings on default. the default is for 1 hour but you can stop it anytime.
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May 17, 2014 7:17:45 AM

Hlias Anton said:
Run it for 30min. Let the settings on default. the default is for 1 hour but you can stop it anytime.


How will I know if it crashes?
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May 17, 2014 7:22:15 AM

you pc will crash, like when you play games.
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May 17, 2014 9:10:01 AM

Hlias Anton said:
you pc will crash, like when you play games.


I already know that. Even playing a 2005 game, Star Wars Republic commando, it crashes.

I'm going to RMA the card.
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