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Crash to reboot loop when gaming

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ballistics, Dec 5, 2011.

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  1. ballistics

    ballistics Thread Starter

    Dec 5, 2011
    Hello, new poster here. I am at a loss of what to do, I have tried everything but come up empty every time.

    Here are my specs:
    Windows 7 64bit

    Intel Core I7 - 2600k CPU @ 3.40ghz

    Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3 motherboard

    8GB ram

    Nvidia 550TI

    500W power supply

    I was beta testing a new online game called Star wars the old republic, my old much slower rig ran the game fine, but I was in dire need of an upgrade. All my specs listed are new parts except the power supply. They were installed prior to the game, as well as a new install of windows 7 on a formatted hard drive.

    I was running the game maxed out settings with forced anti aliasing. My computer would subsequently crash into a reboot loop upon entering the game world. The computer it would turn on, you would see the F12 for boot menu etc then crash restart in an infinite loop.

    Updated the bios for my new motherboard

    I thought my power supply was the issue so I unplugged all the fans except one + the CPU fan. Computer still crashed upon launching the game.

    I burned the .iso of my OS onto a dvdr, so I put it in hoping to repair some files + finished updating, the game finally launched.

    Turn to today, the the beta was over, so I install bad company 2. Thinking the power issue wasn't the problem I plugged all my fans back in, and cranked the settings up, load into the game. I crash within 20 seconds of a multiplayer game.

    Unplug the fans, start up the game, crash within 1 minute.

    Research shows my particular motherboard is prone to the reboot loop (Great) it however works just fine when normal shutdown/start up occurs. Some have told me my OS is corrupt, or it's a ram frequency issue. I am not too tech saavy when it comes to computer, but I dont know what else to do. I spent a good chunk of change trying to upgrade my system and I can't play any games/intensive programs except BROWSE the internet

    Just went into advanced BIOS and turned off the motherboard gpu, at it was set to be on, it is now set to be on when no card is present. Game now crashes, but 1 minute later than normal

    Any ideas?
  2. Pentium_III_guy


    May 26, 2008
    Sudden crashes like you describe are more than likely the result of suspect system RAM. Interestingly, you posted specs for your system *except* for arguably the most important component. Watch your POST screen or head for BIOS see what sticks are in your system. Then check the maker's Website for any possible compatibility issues with your mobo. For the sake of system stability you should pair up RAM with only recommended mobos.
  3. adam3088


    Oct 28, 2006
    That does not prove the PSU is not the problem, what is the make and model of your current one? To completely rule it out you are going to need a known good replacement.

    Another thing you need to do is to try removing your overclock.
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