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by: foo1314 March 6, 2014 10:22 AM PST

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Computer crashing undiagnosed cause

by foo1314 - 3/6/14 10:22 AM

So a few months ago, I had a problem where my computer would crash after 30 minutes to an hour of game playing (not terribly graphically strenuous games either). Periodically the screen would go black, and say that there was no signal, so I decided to monitor the problem with speedfan to rule out heating. The highest I ever saw was 75C for either the GPU or the CPU, which is not a shutdown temperature, I don't think. Eventually, one time when the computer tried this nice little trick, instead of irreparably crashing (and forcing me to restart the computer) it just blinked and informed that it it recovered from a driver failure. The computer ran without problems for a month or two, but recently began acting up again. I have since updated my graphics card drivers, and nothing has changed. Any Ideas?

Specs:
ASUS M5A88-V EVO AM3+ AMD 880G HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
AMD FX-8120 Zambezi 3.1GHz Socket AM3+ 125W 8-Core Desktop Processor FD8120FRGUBOX
EVGA 01G-P3-1556-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) FPB 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Rosewill Xtreme Series RX750-S-B 750W Continuous @40°C ,80 PLUS Bronze Certified, ATX12V v2.2 & EPS12V v2.91, SLI Ready CrossFire Ready, Active PFC Compatible with Core i7, i5 Power Supply

Thanks in advance!

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