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Please help with games crashing

Question asked by phxgamer on Aug 9, 2016
Latest reply on Aug 10, 2016 by black_zion

My issues with games crashing began 3 weeks ago. I was playing Far Cry 4 when crashes would occur within 20 minutes stating Display Driver failure. The problem got worse by no longer loading, just crashing with the same error. I updated all the drivers which did not fix the problem. I figured it was the graphics card, so I purchased a new one (same model) and did a clean install of windows. I installed the new graphics card and re-downloaded Far Cry 4. This time the game would crash with no error, it would just freeze.


I then figured maybe it was just the game, so I did another clean install with all the latest windows updates and installed fallout 4. The game would take me to the main menu and when I started a new game, the game would crash with no error, just took me back to my main windows screen. I tired many troubleshooting tools, fixing regedit with TdrDelay and TdrLevel, I tried messing with the power options, uninstalled display drivers, running the game as Admin, bios updates, Ram test,  etc. Nothing has worked. Again this is a new graphics card. Games are legit.


I can watch Blu-ray moves, stream movies, and surf the net with no problems.


Windows 10 (64 bit)

Gigabyte x99-UD3P

32 GB DDR4 Ram

1000 watt power supply

i7-5600k CPU

Samsung 950 pro SSD

XFX R9 280x AMD graphics card

Using 51 inch home TV


If I can get this fix, I am so done with PC gaming.