PC approximately 2 ½ years old.
AMD Athalon 64 X2 6000+ 3.2 GB
2GB DDR2 (Corsair 2 x 1GB paired)
MSI R5450-MD1GH Radeon HD 5450 1GB 64-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support
300 GB Western digital sata HD
Play any game (Section 8, Starwars Battlefront 2, Farcry 2) and it plays fine for a while. After anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes, game freezes up. Most times, I can ctrl/alt/del to get to task manager to stop the game. No games will start after this until a reboot.
Temperatures are all well below any range considered as ‘Hot’ for vid card and CPU.
What’s been tried so far:
1) Replace video card with new. Previous card was ATI Radeon HD with 512 ram
a. No change
2) Ran 2 different mem diagnostics. Mem86+, and another windows mem tester.
a. No mem errors with either
3) Reinstalled games
a. No change
No other issues with PC. It is on 24/7 since it was built.
During my research into the cause of this, I’ve found others with similar issue being resolved by different means. Some resolved by replacing power supply, some added or replaced Ram or CPU or even motherboard.
I’m trying to find a way to pin point what the cause might be. Any assistance provided will be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.