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    new pc build crashing randomly during games only

    so heres my new setup


    MSI Z97-GAMING 5 Motherboard - ATX, Intel Z97 Express
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...475&CatId=8586

    Intel Core i5-4690 Processor
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...616&CatId=4729

    16gb kingston ddr3 ram

    MSI GTX 780oc

    and my psu
    Ultra X4 750-Watt Modular Power Supply
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...410&CatId=5440
    water cooled CPU
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&Sku=C283-6240

    as topic says new build I have great low temps and during games it will crash, some games it wont

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    Any futher details? What do you mean by "crash"...does it fully power cycle when playing a game? Or does the game just shut off and you're back to desktop? (CTD). Does she blue screeN? Lock up?

    Is the memory you got certified/approved compatible with that specific motherboard? Or was it just "any old RAM of the right speed"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by YeOldeStonecat View Post
    Any futher details? What do you mean by "crash"...does it fully power cycle when playing a game? Or does the game just shut off and you're back to desktop? (CTD). Does she blue screeN? Lock up?

    Is the memory you got certified/approved compatible with that specific motherboard? Or was it just "any old RAM of the right speed"?
    Everyrhing is good for the mobo. Ans crash as it the pc just restarts

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    And no blue screen or anything. Sometkme i can play for 30mins till it restarts. Someimes only 5 mins. All drivers updated

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    Sounds like it is overheating even though your temps seem alright. I am guessing that this is a custom build. Just a question. Did you apply the generic thermal pad/paste or did you use something like arctic silver? Also, it could be your power supply is getting taxed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaisinCain View Post
    Sounds like it is overheating even though your temps seem alright. I am guessing that this is a custom build. Just a question. Did you apply the generic thermal pad/paste or did you use something like arctic silver? Also, it could be your power supply is getting taxed.
    The paste i used was the coolermaster brand that came with the liquid coolr.

    Thw gpu is whatever it came with. Should i put new paste on the gpu? Prob do that when i get off work at 6ish. If that dont work ill retuen. Psu and get a bigger one. And sometines befor a crash theres a slight whine sound

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    look in the event viewer for clues and google the game name + PC crash

    are the crashing games up to date ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark View Post
    look in the event viewer for clues and google the game name + PC crash

    are the crashing games up to date ?
    Its about any newer game. Fallout 3 and fallout vages plays juat fine lol. How dp i view thw errors?

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    well I exchanged the 750watt PSU for a 1050watt

    changed the stock Thermal paste on the msi780 I shoulda took a pic and sent it to them, that stuff was alllll over it was bad now gotta run some games and see what happens wish me luck lol

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    well heres an update no more crashing!!!!!!!!!! system is pretty dam killer lol thanks for all the help!

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    ya sounds like a PSU problem. With a GTX780OC you need minimum a 850 watt power supply. I got two GTX660TI's in SLI mode with a FX8350 (OC'd to 4.5Ghz) system with a 850 watt PSU. As soon as I over clock my vid cards my system reboots.
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