Only the NEF

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I recently just finished the build of my computer and I have been having crashes whenever Im playing Battlefield 3 after about 30 minutes. I had three or four right near the same time. So its only crashing during high load. Im pretty sure its the gpu because whenever it does crash both of my monitors lose any display but the sound through my headphones is still working. This happened once or twice the other type of crash I got was both monitors lost displays and then my computer reset and went through the BIOS. Im pretty sure the CPU is fine because when I ran prime95 for 30mins it worked fine, Im also skeptical of the gpu but it was able to run heaven benchmark fine. I think it maybe the PSU barbecue the computer resets. So what do you guys think I should do with the PSU or GPU?
The specs are
-i7 3820 (not overclocked)
-Evga GTX 680 2GB (not overclocked)
-Asrock x79 extreme 6 Gb/s
-Corsair XMS 4x4 ram @ 1333Hz
-Corsair AX1200
-Crucial M4
-Western Digital 1TB
 
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chase3567

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Are you using the 306 or 310 Nvidia drivers? The 310 will cause crashes on BF3 with some systems as it's still in beta form. Montior you temps on the GPU while gaming and you can download EVGA precision and it will give the temps.
 
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Only the NEF

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Ok I saw I had the 306.96 so updated to .97 and was able to play for about 2 hours without it crashing so I guess there could have been some issues. Also when I played it was at 70 Degree C. Just to let you know. Thanks for the reply.