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Problems with first build

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January 7, 2010 5:10:27 AM

I just completed my first build. My computer seems to run fine on intial startup. It looks like all the hardware has been detected. My problem is when I play Warcraft with the highest settings it crashes my computer. The game will run for a few minutes usually before it crashes, when it is running it runs smooth and looks great. unfortunatly after a few minutes it crasehs my whole computer... it will either restart or kick out of the game and give a black screen. I got the newest drivers for my graphics card, have all the windows updates, and the newest bios. How can I fix this issue? Is there something I can do to test all the hardware to make sure everything is working how its supposed to? What method do you guys usually use to test your machines when your done building them? What is a good way to trouble shoot these problems? My current build is bellow.

Motherboard
Asus m4a785std-m evo
Chip
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor
Graphics Card
Radeon 5770
PSU
Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified
Memory
G.SKILL ECO Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-4GBECO
Hard Drive
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Case
AZZA Helios 910 Black Japanese SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail



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January 7, 2010 1:35:57 PM

Does said crash occur only during game play?
If so, you may need to look at the core temps of both the processor and the graphics card where possible!
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January 7, 2010 2:08:07 PM

How do I look at the temps? Is there a program that I can get that will monitor that for me?
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January 7, 2010 2:23:13 PM

Yeah the crash has only happend durin game play
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January 7, 2010 6:49:42 PM

the cpu is in the 30-40 c range
The GPU is from the 50-60 c range
I have ran a memory test and there is nothing wrong with my memory.
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January 7, 2010 8:33:05 PM

I tried running another game with high settings and it also caused my screen to cut out... Im starting to think it is the graphics card. Is there anyway I can test this?
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January 12, 2010 5:45:22 PM

Try starting from low settings (?) and then work your up. Go from there.

Sorry, once again I'm, grasping.
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