Frequent game crashes

can anyone help? most of my game crashes. I have a newly built assembled PC bought some 2 months before.?

i tried updating my bios and my graphics card driver even tried running in xp i passed memtest and checked my hard disk too. can anyone please help me i really want to play skyrim and call of duty: modern warfare 3 but they crash on starting and return to desktop. Even some limited games that i can run crashes midway through the game ex: Prototype 2 and assassins creed. Please Please Please help me any way here are my system. here are my system specs. (hey i had a limited budget). Thanks again whoever is my savior.

i am running on I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit at 1366x768 resolution.

Please help!!

Hardware as follows:

Asus P8h61-m-lx3 Motherboard
Intel I5-2320
4GB ram
NVIDIA GeForce GT 520 (2gb)
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  1. Are those games legal or did you download them?
  2. both actually...... skyrim no but the others like prototype 2, avatar the game, etc are legit
  3. You should be able to play these games without a problem at the resolution you mentioned -- as stated above it might be a software issue.

    Anyway, as you are running it on a 64 bit system, then get some more ram -- 8GB is recommended for games.

    When you can get a better graphic card.
  4. Could you describe the crashes? It's definitely not specs related: all the stuff seems compatible and fulfills minimum game requirements.
  5. actually budget is really tight right now so cant spend that much bucks on gaming but the thing is the games are well over the recommended requirements.... but i still cant pin point the problem... i cant even run cod4:mw1... it crashes back to desktop like mentioned earlier but that game runs is pcs with specs much much lower than even mine.. i updated my drivers,bios and even formated mt pc to xp dan win7 32bit and than returned to 64 bit as the same problem occured sooo can you pleas suggest me how to fix it.... ieven ran memtest and checked my hd for bad sectors.... pleas help
  6. What happens during the crashes? How do they crash?
  7. it just closes back to my desktop... usually on the startup of the game for example when i run cod:mw3 it rums for 4-5 secs than goes back to my desktop with the msg iw5sp.exe has stopped working.... similarly with most games
  8. here is more detail of my crashes

    Fault bucket , type 0
    Event Name: APPCRASH
    Response: Not available
    Cab Id: 0

    Problem signature:
    P1: iw5sp.exe
    P3: 4eb37be5
    P4: iw5sp.exe
    P6: 4eb37be5
    P7: c0000005
    P8: 0016cb0a

    Attached files:

    These files may be available here:

    Analysis symbol:
    Rechecking for solution: 0
    Report Id: 492c15b2-47b0-11e2-af4d-10bf4871e8e2
    Report Status: 0

    Faulting application name: iw5sp.exe, version:, time stamp: 0x4eb37be5
    Faulting module name: iw5sp.exe, version:, time stamp: 0x4eb37be5
    Exception code: 0xc0000005
    Fault offset: 0x0016cb0a
    Faulting process id: 0xeb8
    Faulting application start time: 0x01cddbbd07de2aee
    Faulting application path: A:\COD\iw5sp.exe
    Faulting module path: A:\COD\iw5sp.exe
    Report Id: 492c15b2-47b0-11e2-af4d-10bf4871e8e2
  9. Any error messages? Or just stops working?
  10. as said earlier it gives an error saying iw5sp.exe(game name) has stopped working.. with the details
    Problem signature:
    Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
    Application Name: iw5sp.exe
    Application Version:
    Application Timestamp: 4eb37be5
    Fault Module Name: iw5sp.exe
    Fault Module Version:
    Fault Module Timestamp: 4eb37be5
    Exception Code: c0000005
    Exception Offset: 0016cb0a
    OS Version: 6.1.7601.
    Locale ID: 1033
    Additional Information 1: 0a9e
    Additional Information 2: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789
    Additional Information 3: 0a9e
    Additional Information 4: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789

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  11. What about other games? How do they crash?
  12. quite similar (skyrim, cod:mw, avatar the game)... prototype 2 stopped working halfway and act in the same manner so does assasins creed... suprsingly fifa13 works quite well
  13. Download HWMonitor from here:

    Run it and then launch the game. Play it until the game crashes. Then maximize HWMonitor window, take a screenshot of it, upload it to (don't forget to select "Do not resize" option) and post the link here.
  14. Are you sure you turned the HWMonitor on before turning on the game and did the screenshot after the game crashed?
  15. yup the game dont run long just a few secs
  16. Okay, could you download Prime95 and Furmark, run In-place Large FFTs test and Furmark Burn-in test? When you do that, could you go to task manager, processes tab, find prime95.exe, right click it, go to priority and set it to low? When you do that, leave it running for 15-20 minutes and after that tell me whether it crashes in that time or not. Also, have HWMonitor running in the background all the time, and post a screenshot of it when you're done.

    Prime 95:
  17. do i have2 run the game? or just the two softwae
    any the tho software didnt crash thru the tym.....
  19. OK so it shouldn't be hardware issue.

    Could you try reinstalling either of your game? I mean delete it totally from your hard drive and reinstall it freshly.
  20. i tried that before..... i even did a fresh format yesterdae to win7
  21. And they are still crashing? Are those steam game versions? Which graphics card driver version are you running?
  22. nope i got it thru frenz that are running them flawless
  23. What? Frenz? What's that?

    I'd suggest you download Steam from and install a free game - like Team Fortress 2. Check if that game is crashing. If it's not, then it means your games are corrupted - just enter their CD keys to steam and it will download the proper versions which will not crash.
  24. k thnx will try it will post result asap
  25. Hmmm i found a problem that might be related when i copy a folder off my external HDD (a rar file, installation folder, etc) to my internal HDD, the file turns corrupt or a 'a CRC error occurs) and since the games i install are from external sources are they somehow related?

    and yup when i copy files from my pc to pendrives etc they get corrupted somehow
  26. Of course, that is probably it. You cannot just copy files. You must install the game either from digital source (like Steam, Origin or some online vendor like Gog) or from a DVD.
  27. but even if i do install from an original dvd the game crashes.
  28. My PC is an assembled PC. It has been giving me some problems which i tried fixing myself but now its driving me nuts. The thing is basically CRC issues and games crashing on startup. Here is the situation: when i install or extract something from my external hard disk than the installation usually goes through but the game crashes at startup or if playable than crashes at some point in the game (always at the same point everytime) and if i copy the installation folder, file or rar file to my internal HDD than it gives of error of which CRC errors are the most common. Please Help. The games crashes even if i install it from an original disk and Yes all games are above recommended specification
  29. That means your external hard drive may be damaged. Could you please check whether Team Fortress 2 works for you? Shouldn't take too long to install. I even gave you the link.
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