Hey everyone. So I've been going through trouble with my computer having all sorts of problems, but here is the current one.
My game will run at great FPS, but then crash after 5-10 minutes. Temperatures are great, not exceeding 75c on the GPU and 60c on the CPU. Games that crash are BF3 (crashes within 10 minutes without fail), Terraria (will run much longer, around 30-46 minutes, but still crashes), and Skyrim (same as BF3).
Grid 2 will run for hours, 60+ FPS, no problems. So will Minecraft, 100+ FPS.
My hardware is:
Fx 8350 (non overclocked, 4.0ghz)
XFX R9 290 (987MHz under load, non overclocked)
8 gig ripjaws 1600
WD Black 1tb
EVGA 750w 80+ bronze
Here is a DxDiag:
Troubleshooting I've tried:
At this point I'm willing to try anything, this computer has been a pain in my rear for 5 months now. I enjoy BF3, but not enough to manually restart the computer every 5 minutes and wait for it to boot up again, only to wait for another crash. I do not have any other hardware to help troubleshoot, no extra CPU GPU or PSU lying around to swap in and out.
I would recommend trying the Graphics Card in a different computer, if you can, to rule out the chance of it being faulty. If it works fine in a different computer, then you need to look closer to home for the problem.
I'd also recommend trying a Windows System File Checker Scan using the following guide. It could be a corrupt OS file causing issues.