I seem to have a serious problem with Skyrim. I seem to play for a little while and all of a sudden, my desktop crashes. The power to the monitor goes out, and I need t unsafely turn off my PC. This happens on any graphics setting and is really starting to annoy. I love the game but don't want it to kill my PC all the time. The monitor says "DVI-D Power Saving Mode" when system crashes, the saem as when it is off. I have a HDMI cable to the monitor aswell.
ATI Radeon HD 6850 Gigabyte overclocked
Gigabyte MA790XT-UD4P Mobo
Unlocked AMD Phenom II X4 B50 3.2GHz
LG Flatron E2441 Monitor with HDMI input
6Gb of 1066 MHz RAM
Other than the info I have given above, I used DX11 and no applications in the background.
It is a factory overclock by gigabyte, but I overclocked a little myself. I will roll it back to it's original setting and tune up the fan speed from 83%, which it is on now. Ill download one of the programs, see how it goes.
if it was happening with other games i would think temps. but as its skyrim then i would suggest updates and tweaks. http://www.skyrimnexus.com/index.php for help and tweaks that may stabilize the game.
Guys, I think I have the answer! My NVIDIA drivers from my old card were still there, and this means that it probably was a conflict of drivers. Here is the full forum post for anyone with similar problems and how to fix it:
Alright it died again. I'm running out of options. In the hope that the driver installed incorrectly or that the driver is just plain ***, I am going to re-install or roll them back. I hope someone is still following this forum post. The Graphics card does not overheat, so it could be a psu problem with the voltage at the lead connectors, but probably software problem. I hope someone is still following this post, because if not, I will need to put it up as a new forum post.
Hi. I have a similar problem. My game runs really well, but sometimes when I try to open the "World Map" my monitor turns off, and I have to restart the PC by pushing the power button. I'm almost sure that it is a driver problem.