I recently bought a new computer and have been experiencing some problems since i purchased it, which i first ignored thinking it was minor things that wouldn't happen frequently, however i keep experiencing the problems and have yet to understand what the possible problem is. When i run games my computer will sometimes crash it, and regardless of the game it will ask for an error report, each report being specific to the company who makes the game. It has crashed every game that i've played on multiple occasions, and it's really beginning to bug me. On some days it would even blue screen, but the crashes and bluescreens ONLY happened when i was playing the games. My specs are
Windows 7 OS
AMD 7850 Graphics Card
ASUS P8Z77 Motherboard
Intel I5 3570k Processor
700 Watt Power Supply
I've run the windows memory diagnostic and called the company tech support line in order to find a fix. They sent me a new graphics card thinking that it was the problem. I installed it today with no success. I hopped on Starcraft and during my first match about 15 or so minutes in i crashed. I just want to get this problem fixed, and as the weekend has just begun, it will be a couple days before tech support can be reached, so i'm in deep need of your help. I thank everyone in advance for the replies.
+1 to check memtest and it could be the power supply. It could also be overheating so check your gaming temps with HWMonitor http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html If none of that shows a problem try running OCCT it has a CPU & a GPU instability test, run botgh tests if it crashes on the GPU test only its the GPU if it crashes on the CPU test only its the problem if it crashes in both the power supply or both are the problem. http://www.ocbase.com/index.php/download
If you still don't find a problem try updating drivers or you can try this 1st.
go into bios and make sure high precision event timer is enabled. depending on the motherboard it will be labeled HPET, pet mode on ufi bios it will likely just need enabling on older ami type it will have to be enabled and set to match your o.s bitrate... 32 for 32bit 64 for 64bit.
if its not set at all its likely to be the route cause of your problem.