Hello, i have had a problem recently with freezing while starting up any game, yet my computer surfs the web and functions out of games fine. I have put my video card in other computers and it ran fine. I upgraded my ram and my PCU and i still have the same problem. I have a EVGA GTS 450, biostar 880G+, amd phenom 2 quadcore, corsair 500W PCU, and 8gs of Gskill Ripjawx. I have tried to diagnose most of my components but still no success. Now im starting to lean toward my mobo and cpu. Any help would be appreciated!
I would arbitrarily ask to move the GTS450 to other PCI-e slot but your board is rather limited. Try the other DVI port? Since this only happens during gaming, I would guess that the graphics card is getting pushed too far or has an issue. Do you know someone who has a similar PCI-e 2.0x16 card you could install and try out?