My computer has just recently started crashing while playing certain games. But it isn't a normal crash, instead my computer fans start running at full blast, my screens go black, and the audio sort of repeats a little.
I just have to hold the power button down for it to turn off. I've tried everything I can think of changing. I reset my overclocks, I reset the whole motherboard to defaults, I've turned all my settings down on the Nvidia control panel program, and I've disabled one of my monitors. The games that cause the crash are Battlefield 3, Dota 2 Beta, Magic: The Gathering - Duals of the Planeswalkers 2012 and Trapped Dead.
I was able the play Battlefield 3, with full settings, and Dota 2 perfectly fine a few weeks ago, no crashes or anything. But when I got Trapped Dead, it started crashing, and then I got Magic, and that crashed as well. Then Dota 2 and Battlefield 3 are causing the same crashes just this past day or two. The strange thing is that, if I make Magic not fullscreen, it stops the crashing. That's why I thought it might have been something with my dual monitor setup, but disabling a monitor didn't help. With Magic on fullscreen, the crash happens anytime after about 5 minutes of the game running, and Dota 2 has it happen about every 20 minutes.
All today I was testing the different changes that I mentioned, and only once did my computer come up with an error message after reboot. It said that there was a problem and there was an option to search for solutions, which did nothing, as well as a more info button that had this:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033
Additional information about the problem:
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Files that help describe the problem:
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I'm not seeing a BSOD, so I'm not sure if the BlueScreen name is correct or not. I'm sure the information I need is in that somewhere, or somewhere else on my computer, but I don't know how to read it or where to look.
Thanks for any help.
Edit: My system specs are up to date, if you need them.