Question Prey 2016 crashing and rebooting PC

May 25, 2019
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Prey is crashing and rebooting my PC, any help would be greatly appreciated!

My specs are:

Radeon RX 570
i5 3570k @ 4.3ghz
12gb DDR3
Windows 7 64-bit
Seasonic 750w Gold
Samsung Evo 500gb SSD

I used to be able to run this game without a problem before I upgraded from a 660 ti, changed my PSU, and installed an SSD. Now, it'll randomly crash within 15 minutes of playing - the game will freeze for a split second, the screen will go black, show static white noise for a second, then my PC will reboot. I've tried a few things to troubleshoot, but to no avail. I've tweaked Vsync settings, GPU clock (scaled down), GPU wattage (given maximum headroom) and installed to both SSD and HDD - nothing's worked.

Here's what the event viewer displays with every crash:

<Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power" Guid="{331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D6B4}" />
<EventID>41</EventID>
<Version>2</Version>
<Level>1</Level>
<Task>63</Task>
<Opcode>0</Opcode>
<Keywords>0x8000000000000002</Keywords>
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2019-05-24T15:41:32.342401500Z" />
<EventRecordID>14238</EventRecordID>
<Correlation />
<Execution ProcessID="4" ThreadID="8" />
<Channel>System</Channel>
<Computer>Loik-PC</Computer>
<Security UserID="S-1-5-18" />
</System>
- <EventData>
<Data Name="BugcheckCode">80</Data>
<Data Name="BugcheckParameter1">0xffffffffffffffcf</Data>
<Data Name="BugcheckParameter2">0x1</Data>
<Data Name="BugcheckParameter3">0xfffff80002e8d7cc</Data>
<Data Name="BugcheckParameter4">0x0</Data>
<Data Name="SleepInProgress">false</Data>
<Data Name="PowerButtonTimestamp">0</Data>
</EventData>
</Event>

If I forgot to mention something, let me know.

Thanks!
 
May 25, 2019
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Ok, so this is strange. I've set my i5's clock speed back to its default value, and the crashing has stopped in Prey. Normally, this would clearly indicate an unstable overclock, but I haven't had issues like this with any other game. Could Denuvo be to blame, considering how it eats CPU performance?
 

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