I got this desktop pc around last year but for some strange reason my pc will hardlock itself (screen goes black, monitor turns off but the power is still on, sound goes off, forcing me to restart my PC even though I attempted to alt+tab or cntrl+alt+delete and tried to replug my monitor back in to get some kind of menu up with no luck) while playing several games such as crysis, smite, metro 2033, and skyrim. While I can still open and actually play these games, I will eventually hardlock within 10-30 minutes. With skyrim ill hardlock automatically at the first part of the game when I exit a cavern.
I've tried all lowering graphic settings on these games and still have the same issue.
What is strange to me is that I can play battlefield 3, battlefield bad company, half life 2 mods, portal 2, amnesia, dead space, dead space 2, planetside 2, and arma 2 just fine.
I'm frustrated because it seems to hard lock on certain games and not all, especially when i play high-end stuff that doesn't make me hardlock.
Also i'm sorry because i don't know if hardlocks are the same as BSOD's so I didn't know what kind of info to provide and didn't download the posting instructions tool for BSOD's..
check my profile for my specs.
edit: i already updated video card drivers
, just hardlocked on bioshock about 30 minutes in, had 60fps the entire time too.