PC freezes during Gaming

  zcubez 18:38 18 Apr 2015

Hello dear pcadvisor forum,

My PC crashes at completly random moments (sometimes at the beginning or later) while playing games like Hitman: Absolution, Skyrim, Counter-Strike: GO The crash looks like that: The PC freezes, the sound is played in a loop, the fans are still working though. It never occured that the PC crashed during normal use like Youtube, browsing the Internet etc.

So I thought the GPU could be possibly damaged or something, thus I ordered an exchange, which I've got. Yet the problem is still there and it's driving me crazy.

I checked also the CPU temps, and the third-part softwares tell me the following ...

idle temperatures: HardwareMonitor: 55° SpeedFan: 35° CoreTemp: 2° (which is completly weird) A-Tuning: 35°

with Prime95 running: HardwareMonitor: 93° SpeedFan: 58° CoreTemp: 44° A-Tuning: 58°

The specs of the PC I built:

GPU: XFX R9 270 CPU: AMD Athlon X4 860K (running atm at the standard of 3,7GHz) CPU Cooler: CoolerMaster Hyper TX3 Evo Motherboard AsRock FM2A88-HD+ RAM: 8GB 1600Mhz Case: CoolerMaster N200 PSU: 750W

I'm running out of ideas, so I could need some help.

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