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GPU Crashing at Temperatures

Question asked by anatnem on Nov 16, 2016
Latest reply on Nov 18, 2016 by guily6669

Hi All

So im having a little issue with my games of late in terms of crashing.

Will follow with specs below of system, but as soon as my GPU temp reaches a certain temperature in some games, it hangs/crashes out of the game.


Games like:

Skyrim Special Edition: Crashes/Hangs at 60C - 70C

Ark Survival Evolved : 75C - 80C

Kingdoms of Amalur: Crashes/Hangs at 60C - 70C


Ive redone my pc from Win 7 64bit to Win 10 Pro 64 bit in an attempt to fix this as well as done pc maintenance (open up, take apart, dust everything, replace thermopaste on CPU, and so on) and still have these crashes. Its been a norm on games like Ark but not other games that its been happening lately. No new hardware was introduced. All drivers are up to date. Most of the crashes only occur when im playing for a while and other times it seems not be phased. Ive upped the power on my Global Overdrive to +20% as well in a way to fix this and still nothing.


Any advice? Or is there some setting in my BIOS i need to change? Or in the AMD Radeon Settings?


My System:

OS: Windows 10 Pro 64bit (same issue on Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit)

CPU: AMD FX 4300 Quad Core 3.8GHz

Motherboard: MSi 970A - G46

Ram: 8GB Corsair Gaming Ram

GPU: MSi Radeon R9 280 Gaming


System report: