GPU Problems.

First of all my pc is 3 years old and here are my specs:

ATI Radeon 5770 HD
8gb DDR3 rams
ASUS Crossair III Formula
AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE
PSU Cougar 700 CM
Windows 7 Ultimate 64x

I am a heavy gamer, my GPU was overclocked to 940\1400 at some point and it worked really fine for a while then i started to get random resets(not even sure if they are GPU related because the GPU never ever overheated it's always under 80c) so i started lowering clock settings over time and i am now at 900\1400 and just got Hitman but i am unable to play. I had very low FPS and i read that the game isn't well optimized so i toned down few settings and started getting great FPS then my Directx crashed and i read that i should turn off depth of field because it's a game problem, done that and played for about half an hour and i got vertical black and grey lines and i was told that i need to enable vertical sync and that's what i have done but just as i launched the game again i got blue screen of death and restart.

Now what is exactly going on? is it windows? GPU? PSU?

I don't really get this with other games(Recently played BF3, AC3, Black Ops 2, FM13, Fifa13).

I also would like to know if the random resets i get are related to the GPU overclocking.
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  1. When you overclock a computer, expect problems.
    When you use an asus motherboard, expect problems.
  2. Well what error did the BSOD give you?
  3. I am afraid i can't remember, trying to search for .dmp files atm maybe i'll find it.
  4. Not sure if i have done it right but i searched for dmp files around the same time i crashed and i found 3-4 and one of them is called HMA(Hitman Absolution) so i thought it's this one and i used the windows debugger tool to come up with this


    Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.2.9200.20512 AMD64
    Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


    Loading Dump File [C:\Users\Ashraf\Desktop\Crashdumps\HMA.exe.752.dmp]
    User Mini Dump File: Only registers, stack and portions of memory are available

    Symbol search path is: SRV*c:\symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
    Executable search path is:
    Windows 7 Version 7600 MP (4 procs) Free x86 compatible
    Product: WinNt, suite: SingleUserTS
    Machine Name:
    Debug session time: Tue Nov 27 11:46:15.000 2012 (UTC + 2:00)
    System Uptime: not available
    Process Uptime: 0 days 0:44:42.000
    ................................................................
    ......................................................
    Loading unloaded module list
    ..........
    This dump file has a breakpoint exception stored in it.
    The stored exception information can be accessed via .ecxr.
    eax=00000000 ebx=397ceea8 ecx=00000000 edx=00000000 esi=00000002 edi=00000000
    eip=77a100ed esp=397cee58 ebp=397ceef4 iopl=0 nv up ei pl nz na po nc
    cs=0023 ss=002b ds=002b es=002b fs=0053 gs=002b efl=00000202
    ntdll!ZwWaitForMultipleObjects+0x15:
    77a100ed 83c404 add esp,4
    0:020> !analyze -v
    *******************************************************************************
    * *
    * Exception Analysis *
    * *
    *******************************************************************************

    *** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for atidxx32.dll
    *** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for atidxx32.dll
    *** ERROR: Symbol file could not be found. Defaulted to export symbols for fmodex.dll -
    *** ERROR: Symbol file could not be found. Defaulted to export symbols for PhysXCore.DLL -

    FAULTING_IP:
    HMA!NMP::Memory::Resource::operator=+58d7e
    00a8c18e cc int 3

    EXCEPTION_RECORD: ffffffff -- (.exr 0xffffffffffffffff)
    ExceptionAddress: 00a8c18e (HMA!NMP::Memory::Resource::operator=+0x00058d7e)
    ExceptionCode: 80000003 (Break instruction exception)
    ExceptionFlags: 00000000
    NumberParameters: 1
    Parameter[0]: 00000000

    DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: STATUS_BREAKPOINT

    PROCESS_NAME: HMA.exe

    ERROR_CODE: (NTSTATUS) 0x80000003 - {EXCEPTION} Breakpoint A breakpoint has been reached.

    EXCEPTION_CODE: (HRESULT) 0x80000003 (2147483651) - One or more arguments are invalid

    EXCEPTION_PARAMETER1: 00000000

    NTGLOBALFLAG: 0

    APPLICATION_VERIFIER_FLAGS: 0

    APP: hma.exe

    FAULTING_THREAD: 00000f28

    PRIMARY_PROBLEM_CLASS: STATUS_BREAKPOINT

    BUGCHECK_STR: APPLICATION_FAULT_STATUS_BREAKPOINT

    LAST_CONTROL_TRANSFER: from 00aa333d to 00a8c18e

    STACK_TEXT:
    WARNING: Stack unwind information not available. Following frames may be wrong.
    397cf504 00aa333d 00000000 00000004 00000000 HMA!NMP::Memory::Resource::operator=+0x58d7e
    397cf534 00ab29a6 397cf550 13e94520 10d14a10 HMA!NMP::Memory::Resource::operator=+0x6ff2d
    397cf6c0 00a98064 397cfde0 1076c060 397cfdd0 HMA!NMP::Memory::Resource::operator=+0x7f596
    397cfdd0 00a98deb 00000000 00000000 0126b4f0 HMA!NMP::Memory::Resource::operator=+0x64c54
    397cfe00 00a62d14 00000000 1292c790 17ea73f0 HMA!NMP::Memory::Resource::operator=+0x659db
    397cff60 007e7b3f 0126b4f0 00000000 00000000 HMA!NMP::Memory::Resource::operator=+0x2f904
    397cff88 75553677 10d16b60 397cffd4 77a29f42 HMA!NMP::Vector<int>::numElements+0x1202f
    397cff94 77a29f42 10d16b60 4ed909dc 00000000 kernel32!BaseThreadInitThunk+0xe
    397cffd4 77a29f15 007e7a90 10d16b60 00000000 ntdll!__RtlUserThreadStart+0x70
    397cffec 00000000 007e7a90 10d16b60 00000000 ntdll!_RtlUserThreadStart+0x1b


    FOLLOWUP_IP:
    HMA!NMP::Memory::Resource::operator=+58d7e
    00a8c18e cc int 3

    SYMBOL_STACK_INDEX: 0

    SYMBOL_NAME: hma!NMP::Memory::Resource::operator=+58d7e

    FOLLOWUP_NAME: MachineOwner

    MODULE_NAME: HMA

    IMAGE_NAME: HMA.exe

    DEBUG_FLR_IMAGE_TIMESTAMP: 50a66a1c

    STACK_COMMAND: ~20s; .ecxr ; kb

    FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: STATUS_BREAKPOINT_80000003_HMA.exe!NMP::Memory::Resource::operator=

    BUCKET_ID: APPLICATION_FAULT_STATUS_BREAKPOINT_hma!NMP::Memory::Resource::operator=+58d7e

    WATSON_STAGEONE_URL: http://watson.microsoft.com/StageOne/HMA_exe/1_0_433_1/50a66a1c/HMA_exe/1_0_433_1/50a66a1c/80000003/0068c18e.htm?Retriage=1

    WATSON_IBUCKET: -1031578910

    WATSON_IBUCKETTABLE: 1

    Followup: MachineOwner
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