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PC keeps crashing while playing games

Hello there! My first time posting here and I come with an issue...

Everytime I play a game (i.e.: SMITE, R.U.S.E., Left for dead 2 and other games) my computer keeps crashing. My screen will freeze and my sound will get 'stuck' like it only replays the last milisecond which came through (hard to describe).

My rig:
- Windows 10 Home 64-bits
- Intel core i5-6600K @ 3.5GHz
- 16GB of HyperX ram @ 1066MHz (14-14-14-35)
- ASRock Z170A-X1
- 2048MB ATI AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series (ATI AIB)
- 1863GB Seagate HDD
- Corsair CX Series Modular CX600M PSU

I build it myself.

I've ran Memtest86 and it said there were no errors. Also I've ran Intel Processor Diagnostic tool which passed the test aswell.

I really have no clue what to do next.

Thanks.
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  1. Hello.

    What is your PSU brand and Model? You need a rather good supply for this setup.
  2. Natsukage said:
    Hello.

    What is your PSU brand and Model? You need a rather good supply for this setup.


    Whoops! Forgot PSU.
    My PSU is a Corsair CX Series Modular CX600M. So 600 watts PSU.
  3. Hmm, the CX600 PSU is reputed as being a cheap power supply, with inferior quality parts. Many have been said to burn and spark.

    I suggest trying another power supply when possible, to see if your issue lies there.

    I take it you have first tried updating all drivers and re-installing them if possible?
  4. Natsukage said:
    Hmm, the CX600 PSU is reputed as being a cheap power supply, with inferior quality parts. Many have been said to burn and spark.

    I suggest trying another power supply when possible, to see if your issue lies there.

    I take it you have first tried updating all drivers and re-installing them if possible?


    Darnit :(. What PSU would you reccomend?
  5. Best answer
    I usually suggest buying a supply from a good brand. Your HD78*0 (50 or 70) needs at least a power supply of 550W or more.
    Look at recommended supplies from EVGA, Seasonic, or SilverStone.
    Here is a list of recommended PSU:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-psus,4229.html

    I do suggest you try and borrow a good supply to test before buying. The CX series is badly reputed, but it doesn't mean your issue lies there. The issue could be the video card itself. Once your PSU is out of the question, do tests once again. If your system is stable with another supply, then replace that Corsair.
  6. Natsukage said:
    I usually suggest buying a supply from a good brand. Your HD78*0 (50 or 70) needs at least a power supply of 550W or more.
    Look at recommended supplies from EVGA, Seasonic, or SilverStone.
    Here is a list of recommended PSU:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-psus,4229.html

    I do suggest you try and borrow a good supply to test before buying. The CX series is badly reputed, but it doesn't mean your issue lies there. The issue could be the video card itself. Once your PSU is out of the question, do tests once again. If your system is stable with another supply, then replace that Corsair.


    Does that mean that my 600 watts PSU was/is possibly not delivering enough power?

    And which drivers do I need to reinstall? I already reinstalled my GPU drivers. CPU driver?

    Thanks a lot for your help :) Means a lot!
  7. Deutron said:
    Does that mean that my 600 watts PSU was/is possibly not delivering enough power?

    And which drivers do I need to reinstall? I already reinstalled my GPU drivers. CPU driver?

    Thanks a lot for your help :) Means a lot!

    Yes, it means that the power supply cannot give you the wattage it is rated for. The voltages will dip at high load, which can cause BSODs, white screens, freezing, etc. because the video card stops working correctly.

    I meant the video drivers. If they are up to date, and windows is running correctly, then the PSU or the video card are the next steps to look at. CPU (chipset) drivers would not have any effect on gaming. Windows would be problematic as well.

    You're welcome! I hope you solve this issue. ^^
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