Okay, so I've been having a bit of a crashing problem since I put together my pc. (My first build, big surprise there)
Intel Core 2 Duo 3.00ghz Processor
4 GB Corsair Dominator DDR2 RAM
750w power supply
Windows Vista Home Premium 64-Bit SP1
Alright, now here is the specific crashing problem I'm having. Whenever I'm playing most modern games, I'm getting a full cold crash, with no kind of warning. This can happen anywhere from 5 seconds to an hour into whatever game I'm playing. This also only happens with specific games, not all of them.
I've been able to play TF2, Garry's Mod, Empire: Total War, L4D, and various other HL2 mods for long periods of time without any problems. I think L4D actually crashes after ~2 hours, but who wants to play that game for that long anyways.:whistle:
Warhammer Online, Dystopia (HL2 Mod), Shotgun Sunrise (PA made HL2 mod), and Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor (Haven't tried the original on this pc) all crash me in too short of a time to get any joy from them.
Fixes I've tried so far:
New RAM. First set was A-Data 4gb DDR2
New CPU fan + goo, temperature is not a problem.
Pretty sure vid. card temperature is not a problem.
The ASUS P5N-D reportedly has some audio driver issues? I've tried uninstalling, reinstalling, reformatting, etc. trying to make sure that this isn't the problem, but it is still a possibility.
I've also tried changing processor priorities and outright disabling one of the processors for the game I'm playing, with no noticeable difference.
Changing graphic settings from low to high and back, no noticeable difference.
Any help would be appreciated, thanks!