Core 2 Duo E6430 2.13
GTX560 OC (Defaut settings) (latest nvidia drivers)
Windows 7 64bit (Clean install on HDD)
Clean install of windows, drivers, updates, etc. Defrag HDD before installing any new software. Installed new games on separate partition. Installed any updates/patches. Defrag game partition.
Crysis 2 : Crashes every time after about 1-2 min of play.
Assassin's Creed 2: Locks up(for a few seconds) after about 10 min of play, then OK, then crashes a few min later.
COD MW3: Crashes every time after about 1-2 min of play.
L.A. Noire : Took about 20+ times install, Crash, unable to play, uninstall, start over. Was able to start the game twice, but crashes in 1-2 min.
I've read and tried every fix or workaround I could find. Nothing is working? Had no problems with older system. Haven't even wasted time trying to install any other games yet. I've been trying to get this new system working for over a week, and haven't been able to enjoy it yet!!!
Any advice? Need any other info on new system? Could it be the new UEFI (Bios) affecting things?
Switched over to the Motherboard Sound device from the (old) SB Audigy. Had no problems with it last time, and everything was updated? Maybe compatibility issue with the motherboard? Only running 2.1 speakers, so haven't upgraded the sound card.
All games seem to be running better now, played them for about a half an hour then quit. Except, MW3 lasted about two levels and then crashed to desktop???
Temps are a little warmer than I like too keep but they don't look high enough to be causing an issue(keep in mind I'm not sure what the temp range for your i7 is)
I've never seen a sound card cause these issues, but if the system is running right without it..... it may be a comapatability issue.... Is MW3 still crashing out?