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Consistent Crashing While Gaming

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April 25, 2010 10:00:27 PM

Hello all I have researched these forums and though I have found a few threads like what I am having they are all beyond me in regards to the fixes. I am hoping I can get help to work through this and solve this damn problem.

System Sepcs

EVGA nForce 790i Ultra SLI Mother Board
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700 2.6GHZ Processor
nVidia 9800 GTX+ Card
4 Gigs of Corsair DDR3 Ram

All my drivers are up to date however the problem I am running into is complete and utter random crashing while I am gaming. I will be fine for a few hours then bam... I will reboot go for 5 mins then bam... I will play for another 4 to 5 hours and crash... total randomness. I have kept an eye on the cards heat and it really never gets about 54 degress C. I do not think its a heating problem. This is absolutely driving me bonkers. I am not a complete newb when it comes to computers however I am by no means an expert. Does anyone have any ideas that might help me troubleshoot and figure this out?

Any Help is greatly appreciated
a c 79 U Graphics card
April 25, 2010 10:08:35 PM

power supply acting up or voltage fluctuations on the grid? UPS...

could be faulty memory? download and run memtest86+ for several passes. thou it shouldn't normally cause reboots, mostly freezes/corruption with maybe sound looping

do you have the 'automatically reboot when bluescreens' option unticked in windows settings?
a c 235 U Graphics card
April 25, 2010 10:08:38 PM

what temps does your CPU reach while gaming?
does it only happen on one game?
what is your PSU and how old is it?
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April 25, 2010 10:48:36 PM

PSU is 800W and is almost 2 years old. It happens usually when I am playing MMORPG's single player games I have not had a crash yet. Hmmm is there a tool to determine how hot the CPU gets... I have EVGA Precision for my Graphics Card DL'ed? Trying to run memtest 86+ now.
April 25, 2010 11:50:18 PM

CPU is running at 58 degrees C so I do not think its that.
a c 235 U Graphics card
April 25, 2010 11:53:35 PM

58c on idle or load?
April 26, 2010 2:41:00 AM

While gaming, Idle its 42 degrees C
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