Unsolved computer crash (setup problem)?

Hi there people of Toms Hardware.

I recently brought a new computer, about half a year ago or something, but things havnt been easy. When i play battlefield 3, i can only play for about 5-10 minutes (or less), and then the game crashes i addition with skype and a lot of other things ("Has stopped working chain reaction" i call it). If i play things that aren't so "needy" is performance, like League of Legends, this does not happen as often, tho it dose tend to happen every 10-15 hours. If i play LoL with my streaming program, Xsplit, the crashes become xtremely more frequent. This leads me to believe, that something is wrong with my computer regarding high performance situations. It also happens often if i have two games open at the same time.

As a note; When the crashes happen, its either this "Chain reaction" i mentioned which is companied by a loud crackling sound, which also transfers to the people i talk with on skype. The other option regarding the type of crash, is a bluescreen. I have tried to update my drivers, clean reinstall them, changed from W7 to XP, all with no effect on the crashes.

I have spoken with a lot of people about this, unable to reach a final conclusion on my problem. A friend of mine, commented that it might be my graphics card not getting enough power, but i don't know. Which is why i wanted to ask on this forum for help.

Asus M5A88-V EVO Motherboard
Corsair CMPSU-650TXV2UK
EVGA GeForce GTX 570 797MHz 1280MB
Samsung F3 HD103SJ
AMD Phenom II X4 Quad 955 Core
Cooler Master HAF 932
4GB G.Skill DDR3
Cooler Master Hyper 212

I would love any kind of help, and i am willing to live debate and comment, everyone who might a clue of how to solve this problem.

Regards and many thanks to everyone reading this post
Anders Christiansen

P.S sorry for my bad grammar, danish trash :b
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  1. check the RAM timing and voltage is set to the correct settings .

    If that is more than 1333 MHz then try setting it to 1333 , or add a small increment of voltage to see if that stabilzes the comp
  2. Thanks a lot for the reply. How exactly do i change my ram timing and voltage? There is a lot of diffrent settings in the bios with those 2 words in it :).

    Regards and thanks a lot
  3. If you dont have a manual you need to download one

  4. Changed the timings to 9-9-9-24, and 1,5V. Checkin results now
  5. Still crashing with multiple applications :(
  6. try increasing the RAM voltage to 1.55 and if it crashes , then try 1.6 and retest

    1.65 is also a standard voltage for Phenom RAM
  7. Changed it now to 1.65, tried running with 4 applications open for about 20 mins (D3, GW2, LoL and Xsplit), no crashes. Will report more results later!

    Thanks a lot Outlander <3
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