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Computer crashes with a frozen screen and a loud buzzing sound from the speakers

This only happens ingame and it is random. High end games like dead rising 3 and watchdogs crash my graphics card aswell. Around 2 weeks ago I had no problems...... One last thing, the screen has flickered lines while playing naruto shippuden ultimate revolution even on google chrome. Windows explorer is fine, this happens while watching a video that is fast paced.

My specifications:
Case: STRYKER COOLER MASTER
CPU: i7- 4790K stock with NINJA 3B cpu cooler
Graphic card: GTX 660 super clocked EVGA 2GB
Ram: 16 GB ( 2*8GB)
Motherboard: Z97
power supply: Tagan 900 watts
Native resolution is 1920 by 1080
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  1. A few questions:

    Are you overclocking the CPU, RAM, and/or GPU?

    What are your temps?

    Have you measured the voltages of the PSU under load?

    Do you have the most current drivers from Nvidia for your GPU?

    Do you have the most current drivers for your mobo?

    What operating system are you running?
  2. ronintexas said:
    A few questions:

    Are you overclocking the CPU, RAM, and/or GPU?

    What are your temps?

    Have you measured the voltages of the PSU under load?

    Do you have the most current drivers from Nvidia for your GPU?

    Do you have the most current drivers for your mobo?

    What operating system are you running?


    I am running windows 7, I have deleted and reinstalled my graphics drivers three times this week. My tempretures are excellent under load since only the graphics card goes up to 75 degrees, everything else go up to 60 max. My graphics card is a factory made superclocked graphics card that never failed on my old system with everything different in it, even a motherboard, the old one was 32 now this one is 64bit. I DO NOT KNOW WHAT A MOBO IS AND I DON'T KNOW HOW TO MEASURE MY POWER SUPPLY VOLTAGES.
  3. Mobo = motherboard.

    The "superclocked" graphics was done by the factory - so I wouldn't worry about that - I was more concerned if you are overclocking the computer to higher settings.

    The PSU, when under load (i.e. playing an intensive game) could be erratic in performance - thus causing the error. PSU quality is a big factor in high end systems - especially when you are pushing it hard....take a look at this discussion:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1925006/power-supply-tiered-list.html
  4. ronintexas said:
    Mobo = motherboard.

    The "superclocked" graphics was done by the factory - so I wouldn't worry about that - I was more concerned if you are overclocking the computer to higher settings.

    The PSU, when under load (i.e. playing an intensive game) could be erratic in performance - thus causing the error. PSU quality is a big factor in high end systems - especially when you are pushing it hard....take a look at this discussion:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1925006/power-supply-tiered-list.html


    Ok, but how do I check the voltages, is there a program? I downloaded MSI live update to install the drivers.
  5. Best answer
    A multimeter can check the voltages easily - without a multimeter, it is harder to test. The easiest thing to do is to get a good power supply and test that in your system to see if it does the same thing. Make sure that it is a tier1/tier2 PSU - the lower quality PSUs will say they provide 900W, but that may be a peak request - and not for long....I have tested PSUs that say they were 1000W, but under load after 1 hour, they aren't outputting more than 600W.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1925006/power-supply-tiered-list.html

    A good 700-750W Tier1/Tier2 PSU should work well for your system.
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