Hello, I'm having a incredibly frustrating problem here's my system specs OS windows 7 64bit motherboard EVGA E758-A1 3-Way SLI model 132-BL-E758-A1 videocard EVGA GeForce GTX 570 (x2) cpu Intel Core i7 I7-920 2.66 GHz CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB when I play any game(specifically this has happened with X-com and borderlands 2) on my machine after a few minutes if the game is in full screen mode it will minimize to my desktop if I alt+ tab it will go back to the game only to crash again in a minute or two. When I run the game in a windowed mode the game will not minimize but instead the game will freeze until I click my mouse then it will play again for a minute only to freeze again.Yesterday I tried to run far cry3 and the game would run however the sound would cut off after a few minutes here agian it would resume if I clicked my mouse ..weird right ? here's a few things I've tried to do to fix the problem -installed after burner and uped the voltage to the card (to 1025mlv) I also upped the fan speed the card is staying a cool temp. - I reinstalled the driver for the video card - ran 2 malware scans (with spybot and malware bites) - changed the power setting in windows to High performance
any suggestions would be greatly appreciated
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have you opened msconfig and disabled any non microsoft services and all startup programs?