9 Replies Latest reply on Jan 9, 2013 3:24 AM by tkoptur1

    AMD FX-8350 -  games crashing?




      I just bought and installed the AMD FX-8350 cpu. It's only been 2 days now and every time I play any game, it crushes in 10 -15 min and this happens all the time. My bios, graphic card and everything else is up to date. I have no idea why it is crashing a lot. I even did a clean windows install just to test it again but nothing changed at all. I still have the same problem. My previous cpu was AMD Phenom II X4 965 and I had no single problem with it at all.


      Do you guys thing the cpu is the one that crashes my games or could it be something else? I really need a huge help!!


      My computer specs:

      AMD FX-8350 8 core cpu

      16GB Ram 2133

      Ati Radeon HD 5830

      Samsung 840 Pro SSD

      Asrock Extream 3 970 motherboard


      I keep the rams frequency at 1866 cuz my motherboard does not support 2133 and I dont do any overclocking at all.

        • Re: AMD FX-8350 -  games crashing?

          Can you please post some crash screenshots here?

            • Re: AMD FX-8350 -  games crashing?


              It stucks like this after about 5 min playing, then I end the the task and windows tries to find a solution. Thats pretty much about it. This happens for all of my games, same thing, none stop. I re installed everything but nothing changed at all. Before I did clean install, I was using Norton. After the clean install, I didnt even install norton back yet. So, Norton shouldnt be the problem.

              • Re: AMD FX-8350 -  games crashing?

                this is what the event viewer shows;


                The program hl2.exe version stopped interacting with Windows and was closed. To see if more information about the problem is available, check the problem history in the Action Center control panel.

                Process ID: 164

                Start Time: 01cdec57fd7f7b30

                Termination Time: 166

                Application Path: c:\program files (x86)\steam\steamapps\dracula2001\counter-strike source\hl2.exe

                Report Id:



                Binary data:


                In Words

                0000: 006E0055 006E006B 0077006F 0000006E

                0008: 0000


                In Bytes

                0000: 55 00 6E 00 6B 00 6E 00 U.n.k.n.

                0008: 6F 00 77 00 6E 00 00 00 o.w.n...

                0010: 00 00 ..



                source : Application Hang



                [ Name] Application Hang

                - EventID 1002

                [ Qualifiers] 0

                Level 2

                Task 101

                Keywords 0x80000000000000

                - TimeCreated

                [ SystemTime] 2013-01-06T21:57:47.000000000Z

                EventRecordID 1969

                Channel Application

                • Re: AMD FX-8350 -  games crashing?

                  This crash is from CIV5


                  Faulting application name: CivilizationV_DX11.exe, version:, time stamp: 0x509d5f40

                  Faulting module name: CvGameCore_Expansion1.dll, version:, time stamp: 0x509d649f

                  Exception code: 0xc0000005

                  Fault offset: 0x00086407

                  Faulting process id: 0x1290

                  Faulting application start time: 0x01cdec9e8da6ba51

                  Faulting application path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Sid Meier's Civilization V\CivilizationV_DX11.exe

                  Faulting module path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Sid Meier's Civilization V\Assets\DLC\Expansion\CvGameCore_Expansion1.dll

                  Report Id: c9d883a9-589a-11e2-942e-bc5ff422173c

                    • Re: AMD FX-8350 -  games crashing?

                      Well, I have a couple of versions:


                      1) Your CPU is overheated under the heavy programs like the games you ran. What do your CPU's thermal sensors say, I mean - what temperature? If they show a too high temperature, then maybe you just need to double check the junction between your CPU and its cooler.

                      2) A part of your RAM causes the malfunction you saw. Have you tested it thoroughly? What about to temporarily reduce your RAM size from 16 GB to 12, 8, or 4 GB?