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Computer dies as soon as I open a game?

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October 20, 2009 4:02:56 AM

Hi everybody,

I've recently upgraded to a Core i5 system with 4gb ram, Radeon 5770, 550w Corsair PSU and MSI P55-CD53 motherboard.

As soon as I open a game, the computer restarts. Blue screen of the death is the message that appears in Windows after the reboot.

Anyone have any idea of what's going on?

Thanks,

Alex.
a b U Graphics card
October 20, 2009 4:11:11 AM

try googling the stop error
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October 20, 2009 4:18:04 AM

I ran Memtest86+ without any error and Prime95 does not seem to have any problems. I think bad video card... Any thoughts ?
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October 20, 2009 10:53:45 AM

It sounds like the psu isn't able to handle power requirements of the card when under load. But Corsair is a good brand and 550w should be ok for that system/card so I dunno.
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October 20, 2009 11:01:11 AM

paste the BSOD error msg in here please.
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October 20, 2009 11:10:11 AM

My first thought was PSU except for two reasons:
1 - Corsair makes pretty good power supplie sand 550 watt PSU is more than adequate.
2 - An inadequate PSU generally causes a clean reset/reboot (no BSOD).

My guess would be a defective video card or bad video drivers. I'd try to install the card into another system.

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October 20, 2009 11:16:12 AM

i would vote for:
1. driver clashing, he didn't uninstall previous drivers properly.
2. bad ram, either system or graphics card's.

need more info to analyze it.
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October 20, 2009 11:28:55 AM

Perhaps its a cooling issue. I remember a few years back one of my AMD cpu's (cant remember which one) used to overheat under heavy load and the system would reboot, cant remember if it used to blue screen tho.

Check the temps in the bios.
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October 20, 2009 3:08:29 PM

Seems that the problem is fixed now.

I've reinstalled Windows 7 64 and the drivers that came with my video card. Everything seems to work nicely. Will run benchmarks and stress tests to confirm. Thanks for the help, guys.
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October 21, 2009 11:53:30 PM

I kept getting BSODs when playing Left4Dead with my GTX260...although it didn't have any trouble playing FarCry2, Crysis, Oblivion, etc

I swapped it for a 4870 and the issue was resolved.

It was really weird that it would only crash for that specific game...as for me, I had the newest drivers...so maybe the drivers had a bug that crashes certain games.
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October 31, 2009 6:21:00 AM

I'm getting BSoD and system restart often whilst playing DoW2. I'm running a 4890 with a 550w psu. Its also happened whilst under load in Gary'sMod. I've updated the latest drivers, cleaned registry. Would this be a GPU cooling problem? It's really giving me a headache.
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