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My pc keeps crashing/freezing after few minutes while playing games like battlefield 3.

Hello,

My pc keeps crashing especially when i start Battlefield 3 but i can't find the problem!
I tried overclocking but dont know how to do it right.
A few times i could play for a while but last days it keeps crashing.
I tried alot like: Reinstalled Windows.
Deleted drivers and reinstalled them.
Reinstalled battlefield 3 times.

Here are my specs:
Operating System: Windows 8 Pro 64-bit (6.2, Build 9200) (9200.win8_rtm.120725-1247)
Language: Dutch (Regional Setting: Dutch)
System Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
System Model: To be filled by O.E.M.
BIOS: F10
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3570K CPU @ 3.40GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.8GHz
Memory: 8192MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 8154MB RAM
Page File: 2319MB used, 10442MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.02.9200.16384 64bit Unicode
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce GTX 670
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Type: Full Device
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_1189&SUBSYS_26703842&REV_A1
Display Memory: 4034 MB
Dedicated Memory: 1986 MB
Shared Memory: 2048 MB
Current Mode: 1920 x 1080 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor Name: AOC 2795E
Monitor Model: 2795E
Monitor Id: AOC2795
Native Mode: 1920 x 1080(p) (60.000Hz)
Output Type: HDMI

Please let me know if you know something or need more info!!
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  1. Best answer
    Overclocking will make crashes worse, so take that off the list of things to try.

    In game crashes are often caused by a bad video card, and since you have already reinstalled Windows, we can rule out a driver or other software issue.

    Remove the video card and play the games using the onboard video hardware, is that stable? Will be slower of course, but see if it will run fine.

    If it runs fine, test your card in another computer with enough power to run it. Try it for a bit not just 10 minutes, maybe run a benchmark on it several times in a row. If you see the same issue, you verified that the card is bad and you now need to see why, maybe it's heat, remove the heatsink, apply new heat grease, make sure it's all clean and case is not dirty with clogged fans or vents.

    If the card is clean and case is OK, the issue is in the chips and you need to get the card replaced.
  2. I replaced the cooling paste and cleaned the dust.
    Played a while without troubles seems the problem is solved so far.
    Really thanks for the help!!
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