Asus C7H Ryzen 2700x hard crash in windows while playing in certain games

Discussion created by xplizit_xs on Jun 2, 2018
Latest reply on Jun 4, 2018 by thor3

Hello Community,


I am in a strange situation where i encounter my PC to freeze usually with a gray'ish screen while audio starts to stutter and then i am presented with a black screen.

Only way to get it back working is to reset the PC.

This issue seems to be happening independent of clock speed or core voltage.


What i have tried but games still crash:

- clock speeds with manual multiplier from 37x to 40x , core voltage auto and manual

- All clock and voltage related settings to Auto in bios

- disabled clock boost e.g. cpu sits at base frequency and does not turbo

- disabled performance enhancer

- ran Memory at stock settings and my regular overclock settings. Stability tested with a ram tester


The affected games:

- War Thunder

- World of Warships


Game settings:

4K full screen @ 60 Hz,

high-max graphics settings

Frame rate target control = 60 fps set by driver

Vsync off, Enhanced sync enabled by default


Howto duplicate the crash:

Start playing the game.

Crash usually between 1 - 30 minutes guaranteed.


I have many other games but have not yet seen a crash there.

One time i have seen the crash on my desktop with Firefox playing a video (HW acc. disabled)


The PC will pass stress testing using AIDA64 or Prime95.



PC stats:

Asus Crosshair 7 Hero (non WIFI)

BIOS 0601 (latest release) incorporates AGESA and SMU Firmware version 43.18.0

2x16 GB G.SKILL 3200 Mhz CAS14 @ 3200 MHz CAS14

Vega64 8GB LC running @ balanced preset

Windows 10 pro 64Bit

Samsung nvme 512GB 860pro

Seasonic 850W Titanium


I found some links where people reported similar issues but have different hw:





I have a feeling this is AGESA related ??