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I recently built a new gaming rig and I just recently installed the last piece - the Graphics card. Specs are as follows:

- AMD Phenom II x6 1100T 3.4 GHz Black Edition
- ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 AM3 AMD 880G HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
- CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS
- G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-12GBRL (9-9-9-24-2N/1.5v)
- Western Digital 320GB HDD
- XFX HD-685X-ZNFC Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
- Sony Optiarc Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA CD/DVD Burner
- Windows 7 Home Premium x64 bit


So the problem I'm having: PC gets Blue Screen of Death only when playing certain games (Star Wars: The Force Unleashed). I tested this with other games, and it ran AION on max settings fine. It also BSOD'd during the installation of Starcraft II. But when I played a long match on Ultra settings - no crash. I'm not sure if this is a Graphics Card or if it's a RAM issue. I'm pretty noob when it comes to tweaking hardware so I was wondering if any professionals have any insight on what the issue might be. Thanks in advanced.
Edited by newbieAplus - 4/15/11 at 6:08pm
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Run memtest
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AMD Athlon II X4 640 BIOSTAR TA890GXE XFX 5870 G.SKILL 8GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
Intel 80GB SSD ASUS 24X Windows 95 Corsair 600W 
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Antec Mini P180 
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AMD Athlon II X4 640 BIOSTAR TA890GXE XFX 5870 G.SKILL 8GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
Intel 80GB SSD ASUS 24X Windows 95 Corsair 600W 
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Antec Mini P180 
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OK

First, run memtest86+, run this for about 4 hours or so. Download Furmark, run this for an additional 4 hours. Lastly run prime95 for 6 hours.

The reason we're doing this is to assertain which part of your machine is at fault. Crashing on furmark is your GPU, crashing on prime is your CPU and memtest86+ is your memory.

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