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    Problems with almost any game, help me please!

    Okay so recently my computer has been having blackscreens when I play almost any game that I have.. Here are some of the games that it has been crashing on:

    Empire: Total War
    GTA IV
    Sid Meier's Civilization V
    The Sims 3
    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

    My computer specs:
    Processor - Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 870 @ 2.93GHz 2,93GHz
    RAM - 8GB
    OS- 64bit Win 7
    GPU - nVidia GeForce GTX 580 Direct-CU2

    My fan speed is usually at 2400 rpm when watching like youtube or any stream on Twitch, mainboards heat is 52C, Videocard is 55C and the CPU is at 34C..

    Also when I get these crashes it just freezes and then I have to Ctrl+Alt+Delete to bring up the task manager and stop the program and then it says that whatever game has stopped working and that it is trying to find a solution, which it never does.

    I'm not a big tech guy so any advice on what to do would be very helpful since this is getting very frustrating :/ Thanks!

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    Have you updated your drivers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chazus View Post
    Have you updated your drivers?
    My graphics drivers are up to date yes.

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    Do you by chance have another video card to test with? What about testing ram?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chazus View Post
    Do you by chance have another video card to test with? What about testing ram?
    Unfortunately I don't have another videocard since I sold all my other PC components I had on my old one, about ram one, what do you mean? Changing ram sticks?

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    Either trying individual sticks temporarily, or running a ram diagnostic. Unfortuantely, your problem could be like... 30 different things until we isolate it down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chazus View Post
    Either trying individual sticks temporarily, or running a ram diagnostic. Unfortuantely, your problem could be like... 30 different things until we isolate it down.
    I ran a memory diagnose and it could not find any problems whatsoever.. I'm lost.

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    What did you run?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chazus View Post
    What did you run?
    A RAM diagnose that you told me to do.. or wasn't it that that you meant?

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    I think he meant what program did you use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoulForge View Post
    I think he meant what program did you use.
    I used the mdsched that is built in to Windows, it found no problems when it ran the diagnose.

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