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post #11 of 18
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I am going to try your suggestions tonight. I didn't bring the computer to work with me. The shop is literally two miles from my office and right beside a Subway. I just went there on my lunch hour to check it out and talk to them. I did reinstall the graphics drivers many times and used the tool from guru3d to make sure there were no traces of any previous installations.I will check the temps, but I do have a water cooler and checked the temps on the CPU with prime 95 with no problems. The chip is not overclocked. I will check the temp of the graphics card tonight. This doesn't happen after long periods of gaming where it would be or should be hot. It will happen even before I have had a chance to play the game for that day. On days that I can get into the game-I can play for hours with no issues. That is why this is so confusing/weird. Sometimes it's hard to replicate...so if it was temps why would it work on certain days for literally hours and crash on other days?

If it was a power supply failing, could this happen? I mean could it have a "good" couple of days and then a bad couple of days?
post #12 of 18
Check memtest86+ aswell.
RAM issues are sometimes really weird and but its always possible and if you say you do 99% web browsing then its very likely that you never run into this issue whle webbrowsing.

Did you run any benchmark like ValleyBench 1.0 or Heaven Bench? Maybe you can replicate the issue with these applications?

I say it is one of this 3 issues: Ram, psu or overheating.
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post #13 of 18
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Thanks for your replies. I just ran memtest. No issues. I was just looking at bios. I saw my operating system as other. Would not selecting the windows 8 cause a crash ?
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post #14 of 18
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This is craziest thing I have ever seen. I wish Gigabyte would have had something on their page regarding the fact there is a Windows 8 setting in their bios. I never heard of something in the bios letting you choose the OS.

I came home from work and did the memtest. I then tried to boot up BF4 5 times..it crashed. I happened to stumble onto that section of the BIOS where it gave me the choice to pick Windows 8..I changed it to that...and I was able to jump into 10 BF4 games in a row. I just am loading into a server and exiting right away to try to recreate the previous problem.

Maybe it could be fixed?
post #15 of 18
I have been experiencing the same problem unfortunately while playing BF4. I was receiving no crashes up until a few weeks ago. I ran prime 95 in blend and the Microsoft memtest with no problems. My temperatures have been fine as well. I can play less demanding games like CSS and CS GO no problem. I downloaded the 3DMark 11 demo on Steam and ran it, it crashed just like with BF4. Try running some benchmarks like suggested.

My CPU isn't overclocked as well at the moment. I'm guessing it is my power supply. It is a Corsair GS600 1st version. Going to pick up another power supply to see if that solves the problem. My psu also has a bit of coil whine.
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post #16 of 18
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Strike that from the record. It started crashing again. It's not CPU temps. I ran prime 95 and I only got a max of 55c. I am really hoping it's the PSU so I can be done with this once and for all.
post #17 of 18
I believe all that BIOS option should have done is set it for "Safe boot" which only works under Win8

Do you have your page file disabled? If so, enable it.

I know you said you were not overclocked, but you might want to up the vcore voltage for the CPU and/or memory a tick or two and try it. "Auto" doesn't always set it to what it needs to be.
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post #18 of 18
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Thank you for all of your help Vagrant. I feel like such an idiot. I opened up the case last night to double check if maybe any wires were touching that may be coming together every once in a while. I didn't see any wires touching, but I went back and made sure all of my connections were solid. In that process I saw that the power connector to the motherboard was not totally snug and a little off. I pushed that in. I then saw the graphics card was not fully down/locked into the slot. I pushed that in tight. Not sure how they became loose. It was really weird because sometimes the system seemd to crash if I was walking/moving in the room. I did not have a chance to really test it because it was so late. I will try it when I get home.

Only bad thing is in the midst of moving the case around I damaged the drive i was using as primary drive-I do have a backup. The drive hit the floor and the L connector for the SATA/Power connector broke off. The pins bent, but I bent them back into place with a magnifying glass. I guess trying to get that fixed will be my new project..if this one is over.
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