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Getting constant program crashes, can't figure out why.

by alexparker22 / September 17, 2013 6:57 PM PDT

Applications I run will constantly crash after running for short periods of time (30~ minutes). Almost every program I've ran for prolonged times will eventually crash like:

-Google Chrome (Getting the "Aw, Snap!" screen)
-Any game (League of Legends, Civilization V)

I also occasionally get FPS drops to 0 for like, a quarter of a second then it goes back to normal.
I've also had freezes and BSODs very occasionally. I've narrowed it down to a hardware issue because of reformats and I'm pretty sure it's not an issue with RAM because I've ran MemTest.

Relevant computer info:

-ASRock X79-EXTREME3 LGA 2011 motherboard
-Corsair 1050W Power Supply

Any idea what could be wrong?


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Crash etc.
by pgc3 / September 18, 2013 12:27 AM PDT

And how are you hooked up to the internet?, hardware, server, etc.

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Hardware issues
by itsdigger / September 18, 2013 1:24 AM PDT

include properly maintaing your computer. How old is this computer ? This could be a heat issue. Ever hear of canned air. Maybe it's time for some new thermal paste also.

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Nice parts.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 18, 2013 1:29 AM PDT

But I continue to bump into home brews that folk don't check the heat sink compound (your best clue is they tell you it was pre-applied.) Or they don't have an OS install plan.

No plan usually means something was not done like the BIOS update before we start.

The gear looks very new so hammer the maker for warranty support.

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video driver related
by megaify / September 20, 2013 8:21 PM PDT

Base on your descritpion, Its maybe a problem which relate to your video driver. I suggest you find the best video driver for your system with DriverToolkit.

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