hi all i have a problem with my new build any help would be very helpful
asus crosshair v formula thunderbolt
16gig ram(2 x 8 gig) i now its overkill lol
corsair h40 cpu cooler
windows 7 64 bit
asus radeon hd 6950
now the problem iam having is the graphics card up to the job as i cant play battlefield3 it crashes all the time also windows is unstable at times (iam not playing with the setting )if it is the graphics card i have $400 to spend on a new 1 and any ideas on a new 1
That graphics card will run BF3 just fine. Does your computer crash only during BF3 or during other applications as well? I suggest that you run Prime95 for a couple of hours and see if it crashes or spits out any errors
4 sticks of RAM can be problematic. Try using only 2 sticks (in like colored slots). you may have to up the DRAM voltage a bit (0.05 to 0.1 over standard voltage) to maintain stability. download & run MEMTEST86.
If you only got 19FPS Average then something is obviously wrong unless you enabled MSAA but even on that card it should run around 40FPS & 64C max temp such as mine does and I run a 6870. The problems you are experiencing sound like software issues, like something is running your system into the ground, possibly a virus, but you never did answer if this happens to you outside of games and without those answers it's really hard to try to diagnose the problem.