Hello, I have searched forum after forum and this particular site seems to get the best feedback so here I am.
Anyway I built my first computer last fall. I have a full Tower computer and I'll list my specs below. My problem is a few games (Battlefield 3 and WoW mainly) will freeze up and I guess crash. I'll break it down to what happens to each game and try to be as descriptive as possible to make it easy to figure out (hopefully.)
If I have DX11 enabled it will usually crash after awhile and say something like "Your display driver stopped working and has recovered." It sometimes does it when I don't run DX11 but not nearly as much.
This is the game I have the most issues with. I've had the game since release, but played it the most in the last month or so. I'll be playing in multiplayer and the screen will randomly freeze up and minimize and I can't open it again. Now the game doesn't quit, it says still running under task manager. So then I have to force shut it down everytime. What's weird is that it does it completely randomly. Sometimes hours, sometimes minutes into a game. And its not just the new maps, its all maps. I have the game completely updated, and even used the "repair reinstall" option.
After looking through several threads I found out my BIOS were never updated and that seemed to work for people. So I updated my bios and played for about an hour and then it froze up and quit again. I have the newest drivers for my graphics card. I've done clean installs by completely removing old drivers and installing new ones. So I'm lost on what to do. Here are my specs:
Mobo - MSI P67A-GD55 LGA 1155 Socket
CPU - I5-2500k (liquid cooled)
GPU - EVGA GeForce GTX 570 Superclocked
PSU - 700W Master Cooler
RAM - 8 GB Corsair Vengeance
Like I said I have a tall tower so I have pretty good air flow IMO. I'm also new to computer building so sorry if I'm not proper in what I'm saying. I don't overclock my cpu or gpu either. If you need any other information about my computer just let me know and thanks in advance for the help!
I have an Asus GTX 570 DCII and also had crashing problems on DX11, I solved that by manually raising the Vcore to 1.013V (default voltage was under 1V). I am using the Asus Smart Doctor software that came with card, but the best software to do it is MSI Afterburner.