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Trying to diagnose random crashes [always during gaming]

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Eazy Idgaf E

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I recently revived my old pc. [New] Mobo, CPU, GPU, RAM. [Old] PSU, Tower, HDD.

It runs Assassin's Creed Unity very smoothly but suddenly crashes to a blue screen ":( Pc had encountered a problem and needs to restart."


Question is: Could the old PSU/HDD be causing this? It never crashes during other functions. And AC Unity is the only modern [this gen] game I have to put the machine through its paces. I have Skyrim and I believe it's never crashed while I play Skyrim. I bought the parts based on a "budget gaming pc" site I found, I doubt the problem is that the pc can't handle AC Unity. Cuz... it runs... SO well when it does run. I even played it on min settings just to be sure... still crashed.


NB: Sometimes it crashes after just a few mins of play [5-10] and other times I play for long periods [2-4 hours] before it crashes.


New Parts-

RAM:Kingston HyperX FURY 4GB 1866MHz DDR3 CL10 DIMM


CPU:Intel G3258 4 Pentium 3.20 GHz 3M Cache 2 Core Processor (BX80646G3258)

MOBO:MSI H81M-P33 Desktop Motherboard - Intel H81 Chipset - Socket H3 LGA-1150


Old parts-
PSU: MicroTouch ATX500W

HDD: 320gb Seagate 7200RPM

Edited by Eazy Idgaf E, 06 January 2017 - 08:26 PM.

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What version of Windows?
1. Please download the Event Viewer Tool by Vino Rosso
and save it to your Desktop:
2. Right-click VEW.exe and Run AS Administrator
3. Under 'Select log to query', select:
* System
4. Under 'Select type to list', select:
* Error
* Warning
Then use the 'Number of events' as follows:
1. Click the radio button for 'Number of events'
Type 20 in the 1 to 20 box
Then click the Run button.
Notepad will open with the output log.
Please post the Output log in your next reply then repeat but select Application.  (Each time you run VEW it overwrites the log so copy the first one to a Reply or rename it before running it a second time.)

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First thought is possibly an overheat. PSU could also be it. does it shut down if you stress test with e.g. prime95? 


In any case, Event Viewer will tell us more. 

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