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Video games crashing, not sure why

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Hi,

Sorry for posting a thread like this, but I am stuck with my problem, and starting to get really annoyed with it.

My games are crashing, and I have no idea what is causing it. It mainly happens in Starcraft 2 and World of Warcraft. I feel however, like the crashes happen less frequently when I turn down the graphics, but my system should be able to handle this very well. When the games crash, I will have the games simply closing themselves, and giving me an error. My computer will keep going just fine, and it's just a matter of restarting. I have also experienced crashes like this in Heroes of Newerth and DOTA 2. Other games I have been playing lately are League of Legends and Dark Souls, but in these I've never crashed at all.

The computer I'm currently using is the gaming rig in my signature:
i7 3770k (clocked to 4.5GHz)
Sapphire Dual-X 7970
ASUS P8Z77-V LX Mobo
500W Silver Power PSU

I have tried to completely un-install Starcraft 2 and downloaded it all over, but this did not work.

I used to have a NVIDIA GPU, and I've followed the steps provided in the overclock.net driver cleaner threads to sweep my system for old drivers.
I've done the same for my AMD/ATI drivers, and installed the newest non-beta drivers (v13.4).

I usually check SpeedFan after crashes occur, and my CPU cores have been maxing 60-70 celcius and my graphics card around 60 celcius.

As this is happening on multiple games, I have a feeling it's not related to the files in one specific game.
Other than that, I am at a loss, and am happy to try out any tips or suggestions I might recieve.

My graphics card is powered by one 6+2 pin, and for the other 8-pin slot, i had to use an adapter I found, which draws power from two MOLEXes and merges it to an 8-pin, as displayed in this picture:
http://imgur.com/yyLGc1b

Don't know if this could be the problem?

Hoping for some tips,
Thanks a lot for reading
Edited by Yrganjo - 6/9/13 at 5:21pm
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My first guess would be that the PSU cant handle the load of the components/OC. Did you check to make sure there is enough amperage on the 12V rail for the GPU? If not, its not the cable thats the issue but the lack of power to the GPU/other components.

If all is clear with the PSU i would dial back the BIOS settings temporarily to rule that out as being the cause. But it sounds like the PSU is choking at load to me..
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Originally Posted by xevo435 View Post

My first guess would be that the PSU cant handle the load of the components/OC. Did you check to make sure there is enough amperage on the 12V rail for the GPU? If not, its not the cable thats the issue but the lack of power to the GPU/other components.

If all is clear with the PSU i would dial back the BIOS settings temporarily to rule that out as being the cause. But it sounds like the PSU is choking at load to me..

Made another thread discussing my GPU/graphics card here: http://www.overclock.net/t/1399328/7970-power-requirements
I think I safely can conclude that my PSU is just fine for running 1 card like this. Going to try and reset my BIOS settings next, hopefully that will show some results.

Thanks for the advice so far smile.gif
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