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'gaming' PC crashes in all my games.

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July 9, 2012 7:42:04 PM

Hi,
I recently ordered parts off of Newegg in order to build my own gaming PC. Everything was great, test boot was a success, nothing came DoA. But the problem is, whenever I play games, I crash.

So far:
I can't even get to the Metro 2033 menu. It crashes and displays the error "Metro 2033 executable has stopped working."

Battlefield Bad Company 2 SOMETIMES can start up - and I'll be able to play for an hour or two before it crashes.

Just Cause 2 is the same thing. I'll play for an hour and then it'll crash.

Crysis 2 gives me this weird tearing and I get spawned in a glitched spot the entire game.

These are the only games I've played so far and I am extremely dissatisfied. Did I do something wrong with my build?

Grahpics card: GTX 570 1.2GB DDR5 RAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme6
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570k
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power supply: Antec High Current Gamer 900W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: CORSAIR Vengance 4GB DDR3 RAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I've tried everything from installing drivers to moving the graphics card in another slot. If somebody has any idea what the problem is I would appreciate it, I didn't just blow $900 for a PC I can't play.

Thanks.

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July 9, 2012 7:49:49 PM

First I would run Furmark for about 10 minutes and note temps, if they get to high (say 90c) shut down the program but make sure you check how long its running (its bad if it instantly spikes to 90+)

If that produces nothing of value, download a temp monitor program like HWmonitor and download a cpu stressing program like prime95, run prime95 blend test for atleast 10 minutes and note temps in hwmonitor. if it gets up to 70-80c you should reapply your thermal paste.

Also check for artifacting during furmark.

If all those tests fail (as in don't produce helpful results) run Memtest86 and run that (you can also run windows memory diagnostic but most people like memtest better, so if you don't have any cds and you can't boot via usb, use windows memory diagnostic :)  )

Edit: memtest takes a while so let it run overnight if you can. (normally takes 4+ hours)
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July 9, 2012 7:53:19 PM

Sounds like your GPU is overheating. If you're overclocking your card, set it back to stock settings to start with.

Also, as mouse said, you're going to want to monitor your temperatures during some kind of stress test.

It's also possible your GPU is bad. Try gaming on the integrated graphics of your CPU. If you aren't overheating and you don't crash when not using the video card, it's time to RMA the video card I think.
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July 9, 2012 7:57:35 PM

It sounds like an issue with the drivers more than the rig.

What temps does your CPU/GPU hit on a crash.

Have you tried to re install the games or go to game sites looking for fixes?

Example: Metro

http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?s=...

go to:

"C (or drive path):\Program Files(or Program Filesx86)\STEAM\Steamapps\common\Metro2033\install \directX

doubble click the DXSETUP and let it install , there is also a compitible PhysX driver .exe in the install folder if you want."

What hard drive are you using?

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July 9, 2012 7:58:19 PM

Like mouse said watch the temperature of your graphics card. Also what you need to do is make sure you have GPU-z installed and running in the background to watch if the card's clock frequency is dropping for no reason or inconsistent at all.

It really sounds like your 570 is defective, though. If you can, try another video card in your computer to see if you still get artifacting; if you do then it's possible the power supply isn't providing enough power (or providing inconsistent voltage) to the computer (this could also be true is GPU-z is showing clock fluctuations) or the CPU is bad, or the motherboard is bad, RAM is bad, etc. but it's probably the GPU or PSU.
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July 9, 2012 8:04:45 PM

Do you have DirectX, .net, and visual C++ redistributables installed? (can happen if you reuse old steam game downloads).

Also, it'd be worth setting up a memtest86 disc and making sure you don't have a bad RAM module.
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July 9, 2012 8:22:02 PM

mouse24 said:
First I would run Furmark for about 10 minutes and note temps, if they get to high (say 90c) shut down the program but make sure you check how long its running (its bad if it instantly spikes to 90+)

If that produces nothing of value, download a temp monitor program like HWmonitor and download a cpu stressing program like prime95, run prime95 blend test for atleast 10 minutes and note temps in hwmonitor. if it gets up to 70-80c you should reapply your thermal paste.

Also check for artifacting during furmark.

If all those tests fail (as in don't produce helpful results) run Memtest86 and run that (you can also run windows memory diagnostic but most people like memtest better, so if you don't have any cds and you can't boot via usb, use windows memory diagnostic :)  )

Edit: memtest takes a while so let it run overnight if you can. (normally takes 4+ hours)


Ran Furmark for 5 minutes before I had to stop because it was hitting 80°C and raising. Went into MSI afterburner and clocked the fan speed to 75%. Ran it for 10 minutes and it stayed at 63°C consistently.

Started playing Just Cause 2 and it stayed under 50°C. Maybe the issue was overheating after all.

Still can't start BFBC2 or Metro 2033 but I'm sure as one guy mentioned thats software related - not hardware. Thanks alot for your help guys!
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July 9, 2012 8:25:37 PM

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July 9, 2012 8:27:02 PM

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