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May 25, 2011 1:21:38 AM

Almost all of my games are crashing to desktop. As you can see below I have a rather powerful pc and all my games run max and good FPS around 60. Battlefield Bad Company 2 runs between 50-60 fps maxed all the way out but it crashes all the time. Same with Dragon Age 2 almost maxed out. Why is this happening I have the newest drivers.
May 25, 2011 1:35:19 AM

Temperatures?
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May 25, 2011 2:16:12 AM

jtgolden1s said:
Almost all of my games are crashing to desktop. As you can see below I have a rather powerful pc and all my games run max and good FPS around 60. Battlefield Bad Company 2 runs between 50-60 fps maxed all the way out but it crashes all the time. Same with Dragon Age 2 almost maxed out. Why is this happening I have the newest drivers.
PC is not all that powerful, if you got it over clocked STOP. Put it back to normal speed...
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May 25, 2011 4:44:18 AM

your overclock is the problem. your on a stock cooler so your system is collapsing when it gets to warm. stock coolers dont oc that well as they are made with specific thermal limits in mind. the turbo mode allows it the cpu to oc to 3.7 on 3 cores and keeps the temps down by disabling the other 3. if you have manually oc'd the cpu all 6 cores will run at 3.7 but this means your co0ller wont be able to cope. causing it to either collapse or throttle.
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May 25, 2011 7:12:59 AM

^Agree with above posts. I think you'll find overclock + resultant overheating is the problem. Either throttle back or get better cooling.
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May 25, 2011 10:22:08 AM

Download and run HWMonitor to be sure, if you're not convinced. But, OCing on stock cooling isn't ideal.
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May 25, 2011 12:40:29 PM

overclocking is your problem on your "OVRCLKD @ 3.7GHZ on Stock Cooler|"
keyword here is Stock Cooler, you need a better cooler if you want to OC very high.
I am running an AMD BE edition on a stock cooler and only got 2 extra gigs before it went crazy.
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May 25, 2011 12:49:51 PM

I'm assuming you mean 0.2 extra GHz. An extra 2 GHz on a stock cooler would be pretty impressive, not to mention a record of some description! ;) 
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May 26, 2011 3:24:20 PM

To be fair, DA2 and BC2 are rather crash happy programs, even under the best of circumstances. But yeah, prove its not the OC first.
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May 26, 2011 10:10:20 PM

Im not thinking its your cpu. but the 6 core is not as good as the 4 core for gaming for the simple reason that it does not utilize all cores when playing. The six core is made more for 3d apps and other none gaming apps to do the calculations faster. but your games wont use the six cores. I believe its in you gpu temps or overclock on that end. especially for BC2. I just helped a few others with this and I told them to under clock the card and I got positive feed back on that.... so Im goin to lean to your gpu
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May 26, 2011 10:13:40 PM

Also it would be good to point out if you think you have a problem with your overclocking with certain games having issues then save your setting revert back to stock settings and try from there
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May 27, 2011 8:51:34 AM

Exact same thing happened to me with my gaming PC. Turned out I had OCed it too far for my cooling and permanently damaged the 12V rail, meaning that whenever anything intensive (eg games) was launched, the PC would lose power and crash.

OCing is likely your problem as all the wise people in this thread have said. Good luck with your PC - hope it gets sorted :) 
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May 27, 2011 12:37:03 PM

The answer to your problem is an easy one.....

BeQuiet Dark Rock Pro CPU Cooler



The Be Quiet! Dark Rock PRO combines maximum cooling efficiency with a pleasantly quiet operation. With an extremely low noise level, efficient cooling is provided for gaming, multimedia and CAD systems even at maximum processing power. This CPU cooler is enhanced by the high-quality materials used, as well as its attractive design.

- Two 120-mm SilentWings PWM fans guarantee the best ratio of cooling efficiency to noise level
- The wave-shaped contour of the cooling lamellas prevents noises and optimises the airflow
- The fan surfaces are coated in dark nickel
- The brushed, fully aluminium cover connects the fan to a closed unit
- The stable backplate ensures a shockproof attachment, even when transporting the computer
- Extremely efficient up to more than 220 watts of cooling performance
- LGA 775 / 1155 / 1156 / 1366, AM2 / AM2+ / AM3 / 754 / 939 / 940
- Noise Levels: 12-25 dBA
- Fan Speed: 1700 RPM
- Air Flow: up to 93.3 CFM
- PWM enabled
- Dimensions: 133 x 150 x 166 (L x W x H)
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May 27, 2011 1:20:00 PM

Ooooh.....sorry for a slight hijack, but you've just made me wonder. Can you put a third fan on that heatsink? I'm thinking of upgrading to it and I was wondering if it could be configured in such a way.
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May 27, 2011 1:24:48 PM

Well the fans are excellent anyway, but yes you can as they are 25mm thick just like regular 120mm fans and the securing clips will fit in the regular holes with a pit of modification with a pair of pliers.
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May 27, 2011 1:34:25 PM

Nice...thanks. :) 
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May 31, 2011 9:18:43 AM

Temperatures, ouch that is a huge risk, hope few ppl go to oc b4 reading about the risks and how to do it.
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June 2, 2011 5:11:03 PM

exact same thing happened to me just stop overclocking and youll be fine
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