I randomly crash on alot of games

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joeldamole1

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Hey well my problem is that my PC likes to crash on a lot of my games, it seems to only happen on the newer games, e.g. Dirt 2, Left for dead 2, Battlefield Bad company 2, GRID. Basically i could be playing said game from 1hour to 7hours and in that time the game will crash, the crash is simply a freeze then the game has stopped responding.
I have done a memory Diagnostic scan and found no problems. I have also brought a new graphics card around 2 weeks ago and still have the random crashes.

Thanks any help is appreciated.

Heres my DXdiag
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System Information
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Time of this report: 5/2/2010, 13:40:59
Machine name: JOEL-PC
Operating System: Windows Vista™ Home Premium (6.0, Build 6002) Service Pack 2 (6002.vistasp2_gdr.100218-0019)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO.,LTD
System Model: MS-7550
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) 9950 Quad-Core Processor (4 CPUs), ~2.6GHz
Memory: 4094MB RAM
Page File: 1806MB used, 6592MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 7.00.6002.18107 64bit Unicode
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Display Devices
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Card name: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce GTS 250
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0615&SUBSYS_34CB1458&REV_A2
Display Memory: 2797 MB
Dedicated Memory: 1005 MB
Shared Memory: 1791 MB
Current Mode: 1440 x 900 (32 bit) (75Hz)
Monitor: Generic PnP Monitor
Driver Name: nvd3dumx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvd3dum,nvwgf2um,nvwgf2um
Driver Version: 8.17.0011.9621 (English)
DDI Version: 10
BGRA Supported: Yes
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 1/12/2010 05:03:33, 11862120 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
WHQL Date Stamp:
Device Identifier: {D7B71E3E-4555-11CF-7D52-C0141CC2C535}
Vendor ID: 0x10DE
Device ID: 0x0615
SubSys ID: 0x34CB1458
Revision ID: 0x00A2
Revision ID: 0x00A2
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Shane
What Power Supply does the system have (make, model, wattage, number of 12v rails, amps etc)?

I ask as you say you have recently bought a new graphics card, I assume that is an upgrade from the previous one? If so, it may be the your PSU isn't up to the job.

What make and model is your machine (assuming its a 'branded' machine like HP, Dell etc.)?

As suggested by Mokomaki1, you should also update your drivers. NVidia are now at Version 197.45 (release 13 April) and you are using 196.21, it may help.
 
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Hey thanks for the reply's i have downloaded the software called speedfan to see if my pc is infact over heating. Here's my temperature's

GPU 56
Temp1 52
Temp240
Temp332
Hd0 27
Core 49

I have nothing to compare them too so if anyone could fill me in on if they are high or not that would be great :)

Also I will check my power supply tomorrow as i have a lot more time then, i shall also update my graphics card to rule that out too.

Also I made my pc myself so it has no make.

Thanks again
 
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Temperatures ok OK by the looks of it, if you can post the details on your power supply that would be useful, also how old is it?
 
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