Random Crashes

I am have some random crashes on my system.
Mostly it happens while i'm playing games.
It just crashes out to the desktop or it crashes the machine and reboots.
I was browsing just a while ago and it crashed and rebooted.
I just changed my video card from a 6600GT to the X850XT.
That's not the problem though because it was happening with the old card also.

So...

I figure it must be something else, maybe mobo, cpu, ram or hard drive.
I've had this setup for only 2 weeks now.
The video card for just a few days.
Any idea what it could be? HELP!!
7 answers Last reply
More about random crashes
  1. my opinion?

    this looks like a driver/directx problem try to reinstall them?
    is it always happening in the same game?

    maybe i'm wrong, but hey, just trying to help.

    succes
  2. Quote:
    Omega 525W PSU

    I can tell you this item is in question as to its true potential.
    If thats not your problem then I would suspect a driver issue or a overheating problem.
    Do you have anything to monitor your temps?
    You could also run your ram with relaxed timings & see what happens.
    & NO!!!! running memtest with tight timings (like so many dumba$$es) & getting errors does not necessarily mean your RAM is bad,,, it just means your RAM wont work reliably with tight timings.
  3. Quote:
    I am have some random crashes on my system.
    Mostly it happens while i'm playing games.
    It just crashes out to the desktop or it crashes the machine and reboots.
    I was browsing just a while ago and it crashed and rebooted.
    I just changed my video card from a 6600GT to the X850XT.
    That's not the problem though because it was happening with the old card also.

    So...

    I figure it must be something else, maybe mobo, cpu, ram or hard drive.
    I've had this setup for only 2 weeks now.
    The video card for just a few days.
    Any idea what it could be? HELP!!
    Try setting the command rate to 2T(in BIOS). That motherboard doesn't like a 1T command rate. GL :)

    Quote:
    Although the BIOS offers a 1T Command Rate, we never could get this setting absolutely stable without drastically raising the memory latency settings.


    http://www.anandtech.com/mb/showdoc.aspx?i=2810&p=4

    Quote:
    In our test, we set the RAM to DDR2-533 at CAS 3, 3-3-8, 1T for P5W DH and ConRoeXFire-eSATA2. We can only run 2T on the 775Dual-VSTA, 1T is not too stable.


    http://www.ocworkbench.com/2006/asrock/775Dual-VSTA/b2.htm
  4. I've checked out everything.
    My PSU is causing the problem.

    Whenever my comp is under any kind of load it crashes because...
    12V 1 = 14A
    12V 2 = 15A

    525W PSU (came with the case) but its lame....gotta change that.

    Any suggestions?
  5. I dont know anywhere in Ja. that sells decent PSU's or high end cases so you better try overseas USA.
  6. I buy at Newegg through a courier so its no problem.

    I, again, did my research...and have come up with a good PSU i think.
    I like the silver one better than the black (its cheaper too).


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817182040
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817182041

    Tell me what you think.
  7. Anyone of those will do the job.
    Actually I just got mine (the black one) yesterday.
    Rosewill does not make those they just brandname the product but they are fairly good PSU's.
    I have 7 of them without any issues.
Ask a new question

Read More

CPUs Graphics Cards Product