Msi z77 g41
EVGA gtx 660ti
300gb hard drive
8gb PNY ram
500W power supply
I recently got done building this gaming PC. I installed a fresh copy of windows, then resumed to install motherboard drivers and then graphics cards. I believe i did everything right. While gaming, such as BF3 and Planetside 2, sometimes my game will crash and flash certain colors; sometimes i get just black, sometimes red, and just recently a purple-ish/blue. Usually i need to restart, or sometimes the comp resets itself. Another thing to note is that while playing battlefield i usually can alt tab del to get out and end process on battlefield. I just dropped alot of $$ on this build and hate to see it crashing like this, what could be the problems? I also did get the latest drivers for my graphics, nothing changed.
for GPU, I consider anything around 78c to be 24/7 safe, although the card can run at higher temps. For cpu, you want to see max of 85c because CPU hardly reaches max temps except in torture test (ie. prime95)
Just checked it out, gpu temps wernt really going to high, highest i saw was 60-65c, gpu usage was moving around from 80-102%. While testing this time, the screen showed a new color upon crash....white.
Wow, so I tested the card in friends pc, worked just fine, he also has the same exact card. So after testing I bought a new power supply 520W thinking that the psu is the problem. First minute I get on a game of bf3 and my comp restarts... It's not a faulty card, it's not faulty psu.. What's next?
can it have anything to do with a HDMI cable or something, it is brand new. Also my monitor is pretty old its a 32 inch magnavox. I use HDMI to get the HD cuz the VGA doesnt support higher resolutions.