Can you please post some crash screenshots here?
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.
this is what the event viewer shows;
The program hl2.exe version 0.0.0.0 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
0000: 006E0055 006E006B 0077006F 0000006E
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
[ SystemTime] 2013-01-06T21:57:47.000000000Z
This crash is from CIV5
Faulting application name: CivilizationV_DX11.exe, version: 184.108.40.206, time stamp: 0x509d5f40
Faulting module name: CvGameCore_Expansion1.dll, version: 220.127.116.11, 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
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?
CPU's temp is very very low, It has never gone over 45 at all. It stays between 30 - 45 and never goes higher 45. I put the rams speed down to 1600mhz, I will give it a try and see if it works or not. if not, then the rams are probably faulty rams.
ok, at 1600Mhz, I have no single problem at all. So, when I higher up to 1866, why my games crashes? is it because of the ram faulty or the cpu?
I think that your RAM is ok, but if you will look at the bottom of this page (http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/processors/amdfx/Pages/amdfx-model-number-comparison.aspx), then you'll notice the footnote about 1866 MHz RAM:
- 1866 supported with 1 DPC (DIMM per Channel) in single memory slot motherboard designs
Perhaps, your RAM just have 2 DPC per slot, not 1 as recommended for 1866 MHz. But please don't give up - you do have the most powerful AMD CPU at the moment, and even at 1600 MHz your RAM is more then enough to feed the beast .
I will definitely keep the cpu but I returned the rams. Got 4 sticks of 4gb (16gb) rams with 1600Mhz. Has 7-8-8-24 timings which is pretty good. I think those rams were ok as you said. The problem is my motherboard as I you mentioned. I dont think I even will upgrade my graphic card without getting a new mobo.
Thank you very much for your replies. I really appreciate it.