Basically FarCry and Stronghold 2 crash to desktop when they start loading up. My PC meets and exceeds minimum requirements and i have all drivers, patches etc installed, could it be my 650W Q-Tec PSU?
Alright thanks, i'm also gonna try running avast and ad-aware as i haven't ran a virus scan for a while. Do you know of any programs which tell me windows processes and ones that i can close as i have around 45 running atm (i have a lot of crap on this PC)
If you google a process there's a website that comes up almost top of every list that tells you exactly what it is, which is good. Do ad-aware etc... because it does sound like it's the extra processes crashing the PC. Before it crashes, try getting a process reading and find out which ones are using up most CPU/RAM, and delete them!
As others have said, Google is key here. There is a free program called Process Explorer that gives ALOT more info than windows task manager. It runs out of a folder and gives info on all processes including those running in a shell(i.e. svchost). Then to turn off start-ups, run msconfig and go down the list looking for the executable file name(*.exe) Then enter them in this website http://www.sysinfo.org/startuplist.php and shut off unnecessary ones.