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Custom Built PC - Games Crashing

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November 1, 2012 2:02:55 PM

Ive just moved this thread to another category to see, if anyone else can have a go at this problem as I didnt get a reply in the other :')
First of all, Id like to say thanks to the forum users as I reffered to this website alot when building my PC.
Right, I built my PC 2 days ago, and with some games I seem to be crashing alot, and a couple of times I have had BSOD. The games that have crashed have only ever produced a .exe crash, for exmaple the two games that are doing this are, Borderlands 2 and Left 4 Dead 2. Other games such as TF2 and Orcs Must Die 2 are running absolutely perfectly. And when Left 4 Dead is on it runs maximum settings without a single problem.
Borderlands the first time I started it ran perfectly also, apart from alot of screen tear, but that was to do with my screen settings..
Now on Start up BL2 crashes and L4D crashes between 5-10 minutes.

These are my computer specs..

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64x
CPU: i5 3570k OC'd @ 4.3Ghz
GPU: Geforce 660ti
RAM 8GB Corsair
PSU: 650W Corsair Enthusiast
Storage: 120GB SSD OCZ Agility 3
Mobo: 1GB GA-Z77 D3H


Ive tried re-installing drivers, and the problem that people seem to talk about with Steam's Cloud.
And this evening after I get home from work Im gonna try a complete wipe, and install everything again. Unless of course you guys have a solution to the problem.

Normal computer use its absolutley perfect, loving the start up time with an SSD, takes no longer than 15 seconds! Until I put a free AVG on there until I bought an anti-virus, my start up was then about 3-5 minutes, but thats not important ;) 

Ill be here to give any additional information, thanks very much for having a read of this anyway.
Any help would be greatley appreciated :sol: 
November 1, 2012 2:29:01 PM

Not nice when you put all that time, effort and money into a new setup and it doesn't go smoothly (which is most of the time!) so I hope you figure it out. First thing I'd do is check your memory - run a memtest utility or remove all sticks except one, then add them back in one at a time. Also move sticks between slots (incase a slot is the problem). Memory is often the culprit with blue screen crashes. As for the .exe crashes, I can only give that old tech support response of installing the latest patches and drivers.
November 1, 2012 2:33:12 PM

Ok, sure Ill give that a go, Ill update you on what happens :) 
But yeah, time, effort and money on something for it not to work after fiddling for two days.. Its not the best of feelings.
Thanks :) 
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November 1, 2012 2:38:58 PM

It's a feeling I (and probably most people on here) know well, so you have our sympathy. I've bought a lot of memory from (supposedly) decent companies and got faulty sticks (especially annoying when it's just one stick in a pack but you have to send it all back), fairly common problem. Good luck getting it sorted out!
November 1, 2012 2:51:50 PM

Yeah, well I got a pre-built motherboard with ram and the cpu from a company in the UK called scan, its a special bundle that they do in which they OC the system and test it. So im hoping they tested it properly and its more of a software problem than hardware. Thanks for your help!
November 1, 2012 2:52:11 PM

Have you tried it at stock clocks?
November 1, 2012 2:52:44 PM

Pleasure :-) And Scan are excellent - good choice.
November 1, 2012 2:56:27 PM

I havent tried it at Stock Clocks, purely because I was specifically told by 'Scan' to not change anything, I know I can do it but.. I think If I was to call them up with an issue with the motherboard package they sent me and I say I changed the clock speed, then they will say that its 'My fault' or not accept to take it back.
They may not, but best to be as careful as possible aye.
November 5, 2012 6:01:32 PM

If it's new, then just tell them!
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