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Window's Rebooting /crashing while gaming

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My rig (is in my sig)

My pc is very DUSTY. So that is my main guess here. the system can be stable for over a month without it crashing while surfing the web,watching a movie,reading text,email

However, once I start playing video games i get the below error.






Your computer restarts, and a critical error message that resembles the following is recorded in the event log:


Log Name: System
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power
Event ID: 41
Level: Critical
Description:
The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly.
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Thread Starter 
I would also like to add I even downclocked my videocard & put my PC at stock settings.

same result<
crashed while gaming.

However, while lower my clocks on my videocard & voltage i was able to play battlefield 3 last night on ultra settings for 4 hours on metro (no crashes)

i thought i fixed it and i just tried playing sleeping dogs and it crashed again. video goes out monitor blinks and the system crashes hard

::Running memtest now
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While gaming I have my GPU temps is somewhere around 59-62 (with fan speed @ 100%)

CPU temps e.g. cores are around 70's to high 60's
post #4 of 4
What are the drivers you are currently running for your graphics card?
Have you tried turning down the graphics settings and turning some settings off?

My laptop does this and its caused by the display driver crashing. Turning off some graphics settings fixed it for me.

You may notice this problem happening when you are looking at certain stuff.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8150 Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 Sapphire ATI Radeon HD5830 G.Skill RipjawsX 1333MHz (32GB total) 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Seagate ST2000DM001 Seagate ST2000DM001 External Samsung DVD RW Cooler Master 1200RPM Blue LED case fan (x3) 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Cooler Master 2000RPM Blue LED case fan (x3) Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo Fan from old AMD Athlon 64 stock cooler Windows 7 Professional (x64) 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG E2742 (27 inch LED LCD) Thermaltake eSports Challenger Cooler Master Silent Pro M2 850W Cooler Master Elite 430 
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Thermaltake eSports gaming mouse A box Microlab M-700/5.1 Sharkoon SATA Quickport XT DUO 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon64 3500+ Gigabyte GA-K8NSC-939 Via the network on another machine 2x 512MB PC3200 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB Seagate Barracuda ST380011A 80GB Maxtor 6L080M0 80GB LG GSA-4160B 
Optical DriveCoolingOSOS
LG GSA-H22N 2x 120mm case fans Windows XP Home X86 Windows XP Professional X86 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
LG FLATRON E2742 via another computer Dell 1704FPT via another computer Acer aspire 1830 laptop via the network Microsoft keyboard + 3 others via the network 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
DRS 580W Case from 7 years ago Dell mouse + 3 others via the network Creative Inspire T10 
AudioOtherOtherOther
3 others via the network D-Link DWA-510 Firewire card Floppy Drive 
Other
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