Computer crashes when gaming... Halp!
Running Windows 7 64 bit. About a month ago I started noticing my computer was crashing/then restarting whenever I would play a game that had a demand for graphics (Guild Wars 2, WoW etc). I thought maybe it was my drivers so I reinstalled everything, it seemed to fine. Then about a week ago it started again.
I pulled up a program to measure the temp of my graphics card (should have done this originally but the reinstall seemed to fix it) and it was going from 30-92 in a matter of seconds. This was happening quite often over and over and when it hit 92, it would crash. So I went online and saw that the Asus 7950 card had a design flaw, and a simple fix of putting rubber washers behind the screws of the heatsink would fix it. I did as instructed and now my temperature stays really low (40-50). However, my computer is STILL crashing when I open up a graphic intensive game, it only takes 2-5 seconds and CRASH.
Could the GPU chip be fried from it reaching such a high temp numerous times and this could be what's crashing it? I've tested the PSU with a multimeter (it was fine), ran a CPU overclock (it was fine), tested the RAM (fine). The computer stays totally stable until I open up WoW or GW2 and then it crashes. Before I order a whole new GPU (and spend $400), I want to rule everything out.