Just built my computer last week, runs amazing up until i get into memory/graphic intense games. The computer crashes with bsod or just freezes up. bottom of this post are my pc specs, the games im trying to play are Counterstrike, Battlefield 2, Armed Assault and Team Fortress 2. Every game i have, crashes, now im assuming there is either hardware failure. Heres what i have done already, at first the games launch great...play fine for a bit then comes action part or after a few mintues of playing the game crashes. At first i thought it was the Ram, so i replaced it with a lower speed from 8500 to 6400 whcih i was told should solve my problem. Still nothing.
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-MA790X-DS4 rev 1.0
CPU: Athlon AM2 64 X2 6400+
Ram: Corsair DDR2 Twin 1024 x 4, 4gbs total (for some reason when i pul;l up direct X diagnostics it only shows 3070 mbs) ~ Why is that?
Video Card: ATi Diamond Radeon 3850 x 2 cards with crossfire enabled
Powersupply: BFG 650 Watt ps
OS: Vista Premium edition
Peripherals: Memorex DVD-Rw drive, 19" Samsung Syncmaster 941BW