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Recently when playing my games, Left4Dead/Dead Island/Borderlands, every so often my games will crash to the desktop/stop responding and my sound distorts immensely, screeches and beeps. My programs such as google chrome then become unresponsive and I have to restart the PC to get normality back.

Does anyone know what could be the problem? My components aren't overclocked, I've reinstalled GPU drivers with driversweeper, anyone encountered this problem?

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I get this if I have a lack of voltage for adequate clocks on the CPU (or CPU/NB). Do you know what voltage you're running stock at?
    
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I think I'm running at 1.272V for my CPU, I was having problems on auto so I changed it to that value. Another problem I occasionally have is where I'm gaming and the sound turns into a buzzing noise and my monitor is getting no signal. Could it be related?
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Originally Posted by Marinar;15358534 
I think I'm running at 1.272V for my CPU, I was having problems on auto so I changed it to that value. Another problem I occasionally have is where I'm gaming and the sound turns into a buzzing noise and my monitor is getting no signal. Could it be related?

Some people may be able to run a 965 at that voltage, but you really should be closer to 1.3/1.325v for 3.4Ghz.

I would try 1.3v and see if your problem persists. Your CPU/NB should be at 1.1v for stock operation, maybe a bit lower depending on how good your IMC/chip is.

Try 1.3v for VCORE and 1.1v (put them in manually) in your BIOS and see if your situation is fixed. If not, try 1.325v. If 1.325v fixes it, you can step it down incrementally and see if you can go lower, if that is something you're aiming for (1.320, 1.3125, etc; some people like to under-volt their processors for power consumption and heat).
    
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I input 1.325V and it says I'm running at 1.292V or something in the bios, but the crashes have stopped, thanks!

I was wondering if you could help me with a minor problem, every so often when (I think) too much happens on my monitor, the game freezes for 20/30 seconds and I get a no signal input on my screen, after a few seconds the monitor comes back and I can carry on playing.

I've sort of sussed that I think my GPU is being overloaded and thus restarts, think I put too much faith in my GTX460 and set the graphics too high tongue.gif. Is there another explanation?
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Originally Posted by Marinar;15382509 
I input 1.325V and it says I'm running at 1.292V or something in the bios, but the crashes have stopped, thanks!

I was wondering if you could help me with a minor problem, every so often when (I think) too much happens on my monitor, the game freezes for 20/30 seconds and I get a no signal input on my screen, after a few seconds the monitor comes back and I can carry on playing.

I've sort of sussed that I think my GPU is being overloaded and thus restarts, think I put too much faith in my GTX460 and set the graphics too high tongue.gif. Is there another explanation?

Glad the crashes are stopped but so sad we now face another problem! smile.giffrown.gif

First thing to do is replicate the problem/issue. To do that, you first need to open a few things in the background before you play the game.

You can download GPU-Z, run it, and on the sensors tab check 'Continue refreshing...', and leave it open. Also open either Resource Monitor or just the Task Manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC) and leave it open.

If you use any programs to monitor your graphics cards (EVGA Precision, MSI Afterburner, etc), close those for the time being.

Play your game and when it happens, duck out if you can and check the monitors (GPU-Z / Task Manager) and see if you can deduce either: GPU temps are too high, memory leak of some sort, or otherwise.
    
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Originally Posted by GanjaSMK;15382783 
Glad the crashes are stopped but so sad we now face another problem! smile.giffrown.gif

First thing to do is replicate the problem/issue. To do that, you first need to open a few things in the background before you play the game.

You can download GPU-Z, run it, and on the sensors tab check 'Continue refreshing...', and leave it open. Also open either Resource Monitor or just the Task Manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC) and leave it open.

If you use any programs to monitor your graphics cards (EVGA Precision, MSI Afterburner, etc), close those for the time being.

Play your game and when it happens, duck out if you can and check the monitors (GPU-Z / Task Manager) and see if you can deduce either: GPU temps are too high, memory leak of some sort, or otherwise.

I reduced my core/shader clock by 50 and I haven't had a no signal input since, I must have a buggy GTX460 that can't run at the supposed speed. Thanks for all the help
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