Hello all, I just built this new PC about 2 months ago. This is my first time building a PC. With that being said, I have ran into a big problem while gaming on my PC, and I'm not sure whats causing it. When playing games like League of Legends or Diablo 3, I can play for hours without any problem. But when playing games like Skyrim or Guild Wars 2, I get the BSOD quite often, about 15~45 mins into playing. I can't read what the BSOD says because it only stays up for about 3 seconds, then my PC restarts.
Here is my setup:
-i5 3570k CPU
-EVGA gtx 660 GPU
-ASRock Z77 extreme4 Motherboard
-Eagle Voltas 600w PSU (Not even 80 bronze, I really cheaped out here)
-8gb of Gskill ram
-WD Caviar Black 1tb HDD
-Windows 7 64bit
If you have any advice to my problem, please post it below. I'd like to play Skyrim without having to save so very often
It could be the power supply, you could try running CPU & GPU stress tests to see what happens but if the PSU dies it could fry everything. You could run Memtest to rule out memory 1st but I suggest a new PSU even if its not the problem.