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New computer, no idea whats happening

Last response: in Video Games
June 15, 2012 7:24:47 AM

So I just built a new computer about a month ago ( system specs later) it worked great at first but now I cant play any games. When I do it will crash shortly after I start. Usually the screen will just freeze, the image will get distorted a bit and a slight buzzing sound can be heard. Occasionly will get a blue screen but there doesn't seem to be a specific error code attatched to it.

I've checked the video driver and its up to date. Thought over heating so boosted onboard gpu fan and added another case fan and I've still got nothing, same problem.

If anyone can offer some words of wisdom to help I would really appreciate it!

MSI Z77A-G45 motherboard

Intel Core i7-2700K CPU @ 3.50GHz, 3500 MHz

CPU cooler

8 GB ram

EVGA GTX 560 Ti 2 GB

650W Power supply

1 TB hard drive

Thermaltake Overseer case
June 15, 2012 12:12:12 PM

Do you ever get this problem when your doing a not so GPU intensive task such as web browsing?

It may be a problem with your video card, or maybe power getting to your video card.
June 15, 2012 7:41:15 PM

go into bios and load optomized defaults. then make sure the high precision event timer(hpet) is matching your o.s. so set to 32 for 32bit o.s and 64 for 64bit. save and quit without adjusting any oc params...

reboot and then go to the control pannel/admin tools/event viewer and check for errors around the time of the last crash...
kernal 41 error is expected because it is describing the pc rebooting so anything b4 or after that is your error.
also get bluescreen viewer this will help you find the error cause and error number... which you can then google and match up to the error text.