Question System Freezing Under Load (PUBG)

Oct 4, 2021
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Hi

My system has been freezing over the past couple of months when playing PUBG (The only game I play).

System is stable under normal conditions.

When the system freezes I have to hold the power button to switch off and back on again.

I have had a few 'Machine Check Exceptions' BSODs, but it generally just freezes up and requires a hard shutdown.

I have checked temps, tested RAM, re-seated CPU, RAM & GPU. Reinstalled GPU drivers (using DDU), changed the SSD, complete fresh install of Windows 10 & Drivers. Still the same thing keeps happening when on PUBG. It is intermittent and really frustrating!

System Spec:

Operating System
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 21H1
CPU
Intel Core i7 880 @ 3.07GHz 27 °C
Lynnfield 45nm Technology
RAM
16.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 668MHz (8-8-8-24)
Motherboard
ASUSTeK Computer INC. P7H57D-V EVO (LGA1156) 28 °C
Bios Version 1903
Graphics
LG ULTRAGEAR (2560x1080@144Hz)
3071MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (EVGA) 29 °C
Storage
232GB Crucial CT250MX5 00SSD1 SCSI Disk Device (SATA (SSD))

PSU
Novatech Power Station V2 1000W (Purchased Oct 2017)
[EDIT] CorsairRM750x (Installed 04/10/2021)

Any assistance here would be greatly appreciated. I have the time to be thorough with this, if anyone has the time to assist.

Thanks in advance :)
 
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Lutfij

Titan
Moderator
Welcome to the forums, newcomer!

Your specs is incomplete. Please add the make and model of your PSU and it's age. As for your OS, what version(not edition) of Windows 10 are you on? BIOS version for your motherboard?
 

Lutfij

Titan
Moderator
That isn't exactly a reliably built PSU and you certainly don't need a 1KW of power for that build, more like 650~750W with an overclock. Source a reliably built PSU from Seasonic or Corsair from your friend or neighbor and see if the issue crops up again.
 

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