What is your parts list?
AMD Ryzen 7 3700x
MSI B450 Tomahawk MAX
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR 4 16GB, 3200mhz CL16
Gigabyte Radeon RX 5700xt GAMING OC
Adata SSD SX8200 1TB M.2
Seasonic 650w Gold+
Describe your problem. List any error messages and symptoms. Be descriptive.
I built this PC a month or so ago but didn't have much time to actually run any games on it. Everything went smoothly and I got a perfect experience from day one but whenever I try to run a game, my PC would freeze for a couple of seconds or just simply crash and restart after a couple of minutes into the game. I tried a couple of games so far:
World of Warcraft - game runs fine but after a couple of minutes it will freeze for 2-3 seconds and then resize my window (it runs in windowed mode). It sometimes just resets my PC but it happens rarely here.
Stellaris - game runs for a couple of minutes, then the image starts to flicker (similar to artifacts produced by a faulty graphic card but not exactly) in the top part of the screen followed by crash an PC restart. Windows Log says Kernel-Power 41. I used Stellaris as my trubleshoot benchmark because this crash is easily reproduced.
A couple of other games I tried, the experience was rather random, it would go for some time without any problem but then I usually get a restart if I wait long enough.
List anything you've done in attempt to diagnose or fix the problem.
Prime95 stress test - everything stable
memtest + windows memory testing tool - everything ok
Furmark and HeavenBenchmark - no issues
I also run Prime95+Furmark at the same time to check if PSU can handle this - again, no issues
temperatures are fine at full load: CPU max 67C, GPU max 71C
I changed Power profile to High Performance
I disabled quick boot option in Windows
I did the sfc scan in Windows
I did the chkdsk /f /r in Windows
I reseated my graphics card
I used two sperate PCI cables to power up the GPU instead of one
I switched PCIe from auto to 3.0 in BIOS
I moved GPU to another PCIE slot
I replaced old DisplayPort cable
I underclocked GPU by 100mhz both core and memory
I cleared CMOS
I have latest BIOS on my MBO, latest drivers for everything else. Also did a clear install of GPU drivers with DDU.
Provide any additional details you wish below.
I'd welcome your input here. I really don't know what's causing the issues here. My main suspect is the GPU but then again, it runs through benchmarks and stress tests like a breeze.