Nvidia 660ti color crashes

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Thelimetree

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Specs:
Msi z77 g41
EVGA gtx 660ti
intel i5
300gb hard drive
8gb PNY ram
500W power supply
I recently got done building this gaming PC. I installed a fresh copy of windows, then resumed to install motherboard drivers and then graphics cards. I believe i did everything right. While gaming, such as BF3 and Planetside 2, sometimes my game will crash and flash certain colors; sometimes i get just black, sometimes red, and just recently a purple-ish/blue. Usually i need to restart, or sometimes the comp resets itself. Another thing to note is that while playing battlefield i usually can alt tab del to get out and end process on battlefield. I just dropped alot of $$ on this build and hate to see it crashing like this, what could be the problems? I also did get the latest drivers for my graphics, nothing changed.
 

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for GPU, I consider anything around 78c to be 24/7 safe, although the card can run at higher temps. For cpu, you want to see max of 85c because CPU hardly reaches max temps except in torture test (ie. prime95)
 

Thelimetree

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Just checked it out, gpu temps wernt really going to high, highest i saw was 60-65c, gpu usage was moving around from 80-102%. While testing this time, the screen showed a new color upon crash....white.
 

Thelimetree

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Wow, so I tested the card in friends pc, worked just fine, he also has the same exact card. So after testing I bought a new power supply 520W thinking that the psu is the problem. First minute I get on a game of bf3 and my comp restarts... It's not a faulty card, it's not faulty psu.. What's next?
 

Thelimetree

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can it have anything to do with a HDMI cable or something, it is brand new. Also my monitor is pretty old its a 32 inch magnavox. I use HDMI to get the HD cuz the VGA doesnt support higher resolutions.
 
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