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Solved: Computer turns malicious

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by lightreaper2, Dec 18, 2013.

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  1. lightreaper2

    lightreaper2 Thread Starter

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    I am going to post specs first so that you know what I am working with for the duration of the post.
    CPU-AMD FX-8320 Eight Core processor with Hyper 212 plus
    Motherboard-Asus Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 AM3+
    GPU-EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST Superclocked Video Card - 1GB GDDR5
    PSU-Thermaltake SMART M750W SP-750M Modular Power Supply -750Watt
    RAM-Kingston HyperX Red 8GB
    Window 8 64bit
    I have all current drivers and updates for all the games I play.

    I just recently bought a PC and decided to buy Battlefield 3 on it as I loved the console version. At first It ran fine I could play for hours on end with no problems at all. After a month or so of no problems 2 games started to randomly shut down my system the screen would start to tear then turn black and shut down. Battlefield 3 and Planetside 2.So I first thought I would try lower settings thinking that maybe my computer was unable handle so much even when it previously did. So I tried auto and custom with everything set to the lowest it can go. It still crashed. I then thought the CPU was getting too hot since it is AMD's FX-8320 and I heard that some people were having that issue. At this point I did not know that their was a way to check the temperature of the CPU as I am pretty new to computer's. So I decided to buy some case fans and a Hyper 212 plus now I am averaging between 50C-60C for all components even during benchmarks. After having them installed and talking to the computer expert I took it to he said that it was not temperature problems but a GPU problem. For some reason Action Center never told me that there was a problem and still to this day will only randomly show that the computer has crashed X number of times. So I ran both Heaven and Valley on the highest settings, at super low frame-rates, with no problems no tearing, crashes, etc. I then called EVGA they gave me some suggestions like turning my pre-rendered frames down to 4 along with others that I cannot fully remember though I should of wrote them down...I also borrowed a friends EVGA 660 and the computer crashed using it as well. Now Spec Ops: The Line is also crashing my system as well. So far nothing has helped and I have came to the conclusion that is high intensity games that crash my system. I then posted on an EA forum and on this site and got some help from fellow gamers they asked if I could run memtest, prime 95 , and post my motherboard voltages. So I ran memtest for about 24 hours and prime95 for about the same with no problems. Then action center decided to randomly open again and showed me it had .dmp files available. Which I preceded to post and will re-post them down below. (they should be in attachments) Sreen-capture 9 is idle, 10 is after about 5 minutes of BF3 which usually crashes it and 11 is after XCOM which has not crashed my system yet. My voltages in BIOS are different than what HW Monitor shows at
    VCore-1.428
    3.3V-3.312
    5V-5.035
    12V-12.129
    2.5V-2.508
    One advised that I look for help in the hardware section and then I never heard back from anyone.
    My ultimate question is for help what is going on in these games why could I run them fine for 2 months then experience problems. Also what can I do to fix this issue. Do I need new parts or what? Like I said I am completely new to computers and any help is hugely appreciated.
     

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  2. crjdriver

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    I checked the support page for your mb. There are a LOT of bios updates that address system stability. Have you updated the bios to the latest one? If you have not [and you decide to do the update] be sure you read and fully understand the flashing procedure. Asus boards have ezflash; you can flash the bios from a utility built into the bios. This is the preferred method.

    Do be aware that an incorrect or corrupted flash can render your mb unbootable ie junk.
     
  3. SUEOHIO

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    If you have never updated or flashed a BIOS before please be very careful or have someone knowledgeable do it for you or show you. as stated above one wrong move and your computer board will be finished.and motherboards can be very expensive to replace in some computers sometimes even more than the computer is worth.
     
  4. lightreaper2

    lightreaper2 Thread Starter

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    Thank you very much it seems the bios update solved the instability issue. The update went smoothly and now the computer runs like new again. Thank you very much for your help with this issue.
     
  5. crjdriver

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    You are welcome
     
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