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Windows 7: Pc Games Keep Crashing (All)

14 Oct 2010   #41
Anthony

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Hello Steven, You say that games crash after a certain amount of time and that you only get crashes with games?

This to me sounds like 'HEAT' causing the problem, which in turn is crashing the system.

Have you tried playing games with the cover off?


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14 Oct 2010   #42
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

We ever find out the make and model of the power supply?
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14 Oct 2010   #43
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Steven511 View Post
ok done the memtest86 and it didnt boot up on the USB when I restarted the PC so it said I should go into BIOS settings and change so the USB boots 1st, will this affect anything? I mean I aint the best at PC's so will it be fine staying at USB to start 1st or will I change it back and it said it could take a few hours to test so I will wait till 2night.

I have uninstalled Norton360 and installed the MSE so that may help? I will try Gothic 4 now and see if it crashes like the other games and I will get back to you asap

Any errors with memtest86?
Norton has nothing to do with TDR events
Test your graphics card in another PC

Most people having this issue end up replacing the graphics card
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14 Oct 2010   #44
Steven511

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) (build 7600)
 
 

ok with Norton360 out of the way it seemed to last abit longer but still crashed in the end so im guessing Norton360 aint the problem and about the power supply as I said I won't ring the family member yet because his wife (I said gf last time, oops)
had a baby few days ago and I will leave it till the weekend before I phone him
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14 Oct 2010   #45
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hi Steven511,

After reading through this thread and seeing you have a Display driver has stopped responding and recovered error, plus the black lines you experience, I have to say I agree with yowanvista and say the video card sounds like its faulty or overheating.... especially since you have the over-clocked edition.

You may have to/should consider having the card replaced.

Also here's some tips/info for the error.

Other Helpful info….

Error - Driver Stopped Responding And Recovered (ATI) or Display Driver nvlddmkm stopped responding (Nvidia) – Do any type of search on these errors and you will get hundreds of hits, even here. This issue started out in Vista and is now seen in Windows 7. As you see, it affects both card manufactures. There are many theories on the causes, as well as solutions, to this problem, but no singular fix seems to work for all. While one fix might work for some, others find they don't work at all. I will however suggest you look at…

-a- Overclocking – If your system is over clocked, chances are that you card is as well. Or, you may be simply overclocking the card by itself. Either way, back off and see what happens.

-b- Overheating – The card could simply be overheating from a faulty or low running fan, to the thermo past on the heat sink wearing out or being inadequate for the job. Inspect the video card and insure everything is in good working order and that there are no loose parts.

-c- Case Cooling – If your case is small and cramped or has inadequate ventilation or fans, well, not only will the case get hot, but so will the components inside, including the CPU and GPU, which puts out enough heat on their own!!! Plus overclocking also causes heat!!! Something to think about.

-d- Power supply - Many of today's GPU's require at least a 450 watt power supply. Is your power supply adequate for the job? Check with the card manufacture. Also, If the card requires a power connection (4-pin connector) double check to make sure it's connected!

Outside of the above mentioned steps, the best way to go about this one unfortunately is through trial and error. However there have been quite a few people, including me, who have reported that replacing the video card solved the problem. Again, something to think about.

From my Tips on Troubleshooting Game Issues

Good luck.
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14 Oct 2010   #46
Steven511

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) (build 7600)
 
 

How do I turn off Overclocking it? the card came like that by the way, pritty lame selling Overclocked Edition to have some thing like this happening and theres 3 fans pluse a huge one on top so it puzzels me about the over heating altho I aint the best with pc's but its only my opinion but reading down what you said that it can be caused by fault I will get the family member to replace it for me I guess and see if that works
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14 Oct 2010   #47
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Steven511 View Post
How do I turn off Overclocking it? the card came like that by the way, pritty lame selling Overclocked Edition to have some thing like this happening and theres 3 fans pluse a huge one on top so it puzzels me about the over heating altho I aint the best with pc's but its only my opinion but reading down what you said that it can be caused by fault I will get the family member to replace it for me I guess and see if that works
Before replacing it test it in another PC if possible
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14 Oct 2010   #48
Steven511

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) (build 7600)
 
 

Good idea but I my self don't want to try it lol some how I think I would mess up, I will get the family member to test it at the weekend. How to I change it from Overclocked to Not Overclocked btw :P

thanks for your time to every one that replyed and will reply, I will keep updating as I try new things
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14 Oct 2010   #49
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Steven511 View Post
Good idea but I my self don't want to try it lol some how I think I would mess up, I will get the family member to test it at the weekend. How to I change it from Overclocked to Not Overclocked btw :P

thanks for your time to every one that replyed and will reply, I will keep updating as I try new things
Changing core clocks might cause system instability, but if you want to try it use
ATI Tool ATITool - Overclocking utility for ATI and NVIDIA cards
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14 Oct 2010   #50
Steven511

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) (build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post
Changing core clocks might cause system instability, but if you want to try it use
ATI Tool ATITool - Overclocking utility for ATI and NVIDIA cards
I'll leave it then
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