Computer BSOD when playing games

  KaoticTherium 19:51 15 Feb 2018

So for the past 5 months I've been experiencing Blue screens whenever playing games on high graphics and some on medium. Games like Age of Empires III, World Of Tanks and civ 5 can't be played on higher graphics where as before I could. The computer stops the game sound , plays it for a bit, then freezes until a BSOD flashes and computer restarts. When it does it says it can't find a boot device.

My specs;

CPU: Intel I3-2100 3.10 GHZ

GPU: Gigabyte GTX960 2GB Windforce

Motherboard : MSI H61M-P31

RAM: Ballistix sport 8gb (2x4) DDR3

PSU: Corsair 650W

HDD:WD blue 1tb

OS:Windows 7 Home Premium

  Archie44 12:33 16 Feb 2018

have you tried reseting the bios settings

  KaoticTherium 12:54 16 Feb 2018

Yes I did but it didn't fix it.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 14:01 16 Feb 2018

Check the hard drive connections and run chkdsk /f on the drive

  KaoticTherium 17:21 16 Feb 2018

I just tried it and I tried playing a game on high that I know my pc can run and it blue screened after the first game, turned it to low, runs perfectly with no freezes.

  wee eddie 17:48 16 Feb 2018

The most common cause is dirt in the cooling system

  KaoticTherium 21:44 18 Feb 2018

Thank you wee eddie, I think it has sorted my problem as i did a deep clean of my cooling system, Was able to listen to music and play World of Tanks on high graphics which I couldn't before! i'll do some further digging if it still happens but for now it seems to be fixed. Thanks everyone for replying!

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