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Feedback would be very appreciated; crashing issue =/.

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January 24, 2012 3:09:28 PM

I have a crashing issue. Basically, whenever I play a certain game lately I experience a crash that completely stalls the system to the point of the only solution being a reboot. Three days ago I reformatted my HDD assuming that lacking to do so initially after rebuilding/replacing my computer's hardware (CPU, mobo, RAM) was causing this crashing issue. Up until twenty minutes ago I thought it solved the problem. What's interesting is that the crash this time around leaves the display to my monitor going - where as before the reformat the crash caused the display to go dark. After a fresh format, and a clean OS install - onto a completely different partition - I'm inclined to think that it isn't a HDD issue. Starting to suspect my GPU now, my hardware specs are as follows:

RAM - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Mobo - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GPU (I believe this to be the model, but it's a 8800GTX regardless) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mentioned game - Starcraft 2

Apologies in advance for being lazy with the links as references. I've played a number of other games, for lengthy periods, without any kinds of issues let alone this type of crash. I've lowered my graphic options as a desperate move, but that hasn't changed anything either. Ultimately, is there a way I can record the crash? A log of some kind, that I can refer to after the reboot to get a more detailed break down of what happened? Any other suggestions/opinions are more than welcome, and I'd be happy to answer any relevant questions any of you may have - thanks in advance.
January 24, 2012 3:20:05 PM

What did you change recently? Did you JUST start playing that game? Any new hardware? Did you say you got a new CPU/Mobo/RAM? Sound card?

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January 24, 2012 3:24:34 PM

What PSU do you have?
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January 24, 2012 3:26:22 PM

what is your psu name and model also could you try another graphic card
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a b Î Nvidia
January 24, 2012 3:34:43 PM

+1 clarkjd , what's your psu.

Also I would download

http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/bluescreenview.zip to check and might give you indication on what's happening.

How old is your video card?

The computer crasher only in starcraft 2 ?

most of the time this kind of problem is related to overheating or bad psu.

Have you monitored your temps ?

Also you can check you hard drive health with hard disk sentinel trial

http://www.harddisksentinel.com/hdsentinel_setup.zip

good luck

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January 24, 2012 3:41:28 PM

Question.... why would a bad PSU only cause his PC to crash in 1 game? Wouldn't he see crashes at other times?... seriously... PSU does not seem likely (to me). But it would help to have your PSU specs.

EDIT - Not trying to sound like an a$$.
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January 24, 2012 3:56:47 PM

trying to see if the system was under powered when he play that game, @jdenova007 no offense more heads are better than one to help him
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January 24, 2012 3:59:29 PM

scout_03 said:
trying to see if the system was under powered when he play that game, @jdenova007 no offense more heads are better than one to help him


Agreed...
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