[SOLVED] PC Crashing to Desktop while playing games


Aug 3, 2014
Hello guys,
Thank you for taking the time to read my post.
Recently, I have been crashing to the desktop in every game I play, at random times. I recently installed a new GPU, the GTX 1660 ti, but was not crashing until I installed new ram sticks one week later and updated to the most recent Nvidia drivers (not sure if this is related at all). The game also crashes quicker in more demanding games. I just experienced my first crash in rocket league, which is one of the few games I have played that has yet to crash.

My first crash, perhaps unrelated, was in War Thunder, and I received this message, which I was able to "fix" by reinstalling the game and restarting my PC.
Error at hooking API "NtProtectVirtualMemory" Dumping first 32 bytes: 4C 8B D1 B8 50 00 00 00 F6 04 25 08 03 FE 7F 01 75 03 0F 05 C3 CD 2E C3 0F 1F 84 00 00 00 00 00

My computer also often fails to wake up from sleep on the monitor, and I need to restart the computer or monitor almost every time it falls asleep. (I can live with this though since I have an SSD)

As far as drivers go, I really have not downloaded any of them except the one for my GPU. How can I figure out which ones I need? I recently downloaded the latest BIOS update for my motherboard (2015, lol) but it is a .cap file and I have no idea how to install it.

Here is the most recent crash as described in the event viewer:
Faulting application name: RocketLeague.exe, version: 1.0.10897.0, time stamp: 0x5d71887c
Faulting module name: unknown, version:, time stamp: 0x00000000
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0xe4003be1
Faulting process id: 0x3030
Faulting application start time: 0x01d56c09330d255d
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\rocketleague\Binaries\Win32\RocketLeague.exe
Faulting module path: unknown
Report Id: caddcc79-2e7a-434c-8649-901b88785895
Faulting package full name:
Faulting package-relative application ID:

PC Specs:
OS: Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Motherboard: ASUS M5A97 R2.0
CPU: AMD FX-8350
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX1660 ti
RAM: 20GB 2x8 (dual-channel), 1x4 (single-channel)
PSU: Corsair 600w CX 600
500 GB Samsung SSD
1 TB Western Digital HDD