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Games minimize during gameplay and will not maximize.

Last response: in Windows 7
January 20, 2013 8:20:50 PM

Hello, I am having an issue with Battlefield 3, Counter Strike Source and other games minimizing within 5 to 10 minutes of gameplay. The game is still running but I can not maximize it. This is a nonstop issue and I have not been able to play any games for longer then 5 to 10 minutes. I recently built this desktop computer a couple of days ago. AMD 6200 6 core, MSI G70 mobo, g skill 2x 8gb memory, two MSI R6850 Cyclone OC in Crossfire mode and a tagan 1100 watt PSU.
I have tried using original drivers, updated drivers, disabling windows aero, stopping start up programs, running registry cleaners, diagnostics, everything. Can someone please help???
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January 20, 2013 8:31:51 PM

Hi :) 

Sounds like an overheating issue...

What temps when gaming ?

All the best Brett :) 
January 20, 2013 11:37:50 PM

Hey! I think I fixed the issue finally! I read on a forum that the MSI R6850 OC cards are unstable out of the box. I brought the GPU clock speeds down from 860 mhz to 750 mhz and the GPU memory down from 1100 to 1005 mhz. This has fixed BF3 so far and I have been able to play for at least an hour on ultra settings. Anyone else hear about MSI cards having these issues?