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Help computer stops responding when playing games

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
September 26, 2010 8:59:50 AM

does anyone know why a computer stops responding in the middle of playing a game.
my computer is been doing that after playing for about 1 hour and half.
any help would be appreciated. Thanks a bunch in advance

i am runing the following on my system

AMD phenom 2 x4 3.2GHz oc to 3.6GHZ
HD 5770 in crossfire
antec 650 w psu
winddows 7 64bit
three 21.5 monitors
seagate 500 gb

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a b U Graphics card
September 26, 2010 9:22:16 AM

first, monitor the temps by using "coretemp" for the cpu, rivatuner/msi afterburner for the gpu.

second, download "whocrashed", i believed what you mean by "Stops responding" is a bsod, whocrashed can point to which is the culprit.

third, what game are you playing? does this happen on every other game?

fourth, update win7, update your videocard drivers.

fifth, try to run that game with crossfire disabled.
a c 169 U Graphics card
September 26, 2010 9:34:49 AM

Also revert back your OC to stock speeds and see if it helps(because crashes can be caused with a unstable OC)
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a b U Graphics card
September 26, 2010 3:16:24 PM

Also faulty ram could be the cause of crashing.
Download Memtest86+ and scan sticks one at a time to eliminate ram as a possibility of bsod's.
September 27, 2010 10:08:59 AM

so far i only have two games dirt2 and battlefiled bad company 2 and it does it with the both of them.
I will try first reverting my cpu to stock speed and i will get back with what happened.thanks
September 28, 2010 6:54:10 AM

reverting my cpu to stock speed did not help.this is what is brings up

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: dirt2_game.exe
Application Version:
Application Timestamp: 4b598827
Fault Module Name: KERNELBASE.dll
Fault Module Version: 6.1.7600.16385
Fault Module Timestamp: 4a5bdbdf
Exception Code: 0000087c
Exception Offset: 0000b727
October 8, 2010 7:12:43 AM

Best answer selected by carlosmc.
a c 273 U Graphics card
October 8, 2010 8:23:36 AM

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