What happens is i'll be playing a game (In this case SimCity4) and i'll play for any amount of time (sometimes 3 hours, sometimes 5 minutes) And all of a sudden it'll crash back to windows. And in the case of SimCity4 I don't get a error message or anything. just freezes for a second and then windows comes up, and SC4 closes out.
Now at first I thought this was just SC4, its not the most stable game. and I have heard problems about it working with quad-cores.
But I just picked up Supreme Commander 2, which is a brand new game. And my comp play's it fine, but there again it seems to randomly crashing. Not at any particular point in the game. Sometimes it happens during a big battle where the comp is being tax'd a little. and sometimes not. Now with SupCom2 I do get a error message when it crashes, I get
"This program has stop'd working, Windows is looking for a solution"
Anyways I don't have any other problems with anything crashing. windows hasn't blue screened, or crashed, or froze.....
So do you think its just some un-stable games? or do I have a bigger underlying issue?
Look at the source. Are they all the same, or most of them? You can double click on them, and see the event id, and the description. If you know the time of a BSOD, you can match that up with an error, or sequence of errors, in the log.
Aight, so I did the event viewer and all of that. And whats happening is I have google chrome, and when it goes to update it crashes my game, looked back on all of the logs, within about 2 seconds up google going to update Supcom2 has a fatal error.
And SC4, well it looks like its just unstable, lots of application errors, no system errors.