PC Game Crashing? – How to fix
We all love to play games, but sometimes they tend to crash, even when we are in the middle of the action. This can be frustrating especially if it happens often, so you have to try and figure out which is the reason, is it the game badly created and it’s not worth it, or it’s caused by the hardware in your computer?
Most of the time, the answer is either in one side or another. Sometimes the computer crashes on its own because the hardware tends to fail, but there are situations in which the game fails too. So, how can we easily and efficiently figure out which is the solution in this regard?
Checking the power supply
One thing you need to know about video games is that they require more voltage than usual apps because all hardware is stressed sometimes at maximum when you play. If your computer enters the game and when you play for only a few minutes it tends to crash almost immediately, then you can easily figure out that this is a power supply issue, as it most likely cannot provide the necessary amount of power that your system needs when you play. We don’t sell custom built PCs that are under powered but it’s possible your powert supply has a fault and is not supplying the power correctly.
Check the graphics card
One of the major culprits in this particular situation can actually be the graphics card. This is very hard to figure out on your own, and because of that you do need to make sure that you use professional software that will help you determine the cause in a fast and efficient manner. The app to do this is FurMark, as it’s one of the best tools to help you test your graphics card in various types of situations.
The best part about FurMark is definitely the fact that it allows you to set the duration of the test for as long or as short as you need. It’s a very useful, interesting and insightful application that provides you with all the desired tools in order to check the integrity of the graphics card.
FurMark comes with complete support for a wide range of cards, so you don’t have to worry about any incompatibilities or stuff like that, instead you need to ensure that you run a long benchmark, as this is the best method to actually find artifact, which is crucial in this regard. FurMark is a wonderful GPU status evaluation tool that might not be the best on the market, but which is free and more than enough to determine the overall integrity of the card.
FurMark allows you to select if the test should run in fullscreen or not, and it also provides you with the ability to select the desired resolution, add some anti-alias. It even brings multiple GPU tests, which makes it come in handy at all times. We recommend you to perform a burn-in test for at least 1-2 hours, as this will help you see if any artifacts are appearing. If this does happen, the graphics card is definitely the one that has a problem and the only thing you can do is to replace it with a new one, as there is no “cure” for artifacts, at least not for now.
Monitor the temperature of your computer
Sometimes computers crash because of the high temperatures that appear during gaming. This is very important to know and the only way to see such a thing is to install an application such as HWMonitor. This application designed by CPUID allows you to analyze the performance of your computer and continually check for high voltages or temperatures that are way over the normal ones.
HWMonitor doesn’t require any installation, instead you just download it and you are ready to go. Once opened, the application will immediately tell you if there are problems with the temperatures, fans or with your graphics card, if there are things over the normal patterns and controls. HWMonitor is one of the best monitoring tools that you can use, and you do want to keep using it at all times if you want to see what hardware component is failing or bringing worse results than expected.
Software issues with the game or operating system
This might be another cause too, as not only hardware can bring problems, instead the operating system on its own can be troublesome or the game can be poorly programmed. Sometimes bugs appear in the game because of poor programming, and these might either restart the computer or crash the game, depending on the severity that they bring to the table.
But the game is not the only culprit, the operating system or other components can be too. For example, drivers can be troublesome, as all games tend to require the latest drivers, so you do need to make sure that you install those at all costs. Alongside that, it’s imperative to ensure that you update Direct X, as this is a major Windows component for running multimedia stuff such as these games.
Adding the latest drivers for all the other devices in your computers is also important, as this is the best and actually only way to ensure that the software won’t bring any issues. Of course, you also have to adjust the game settings in such a way so that the computer can handle it in order to avoid any crashes.
These are all the things you need to do if you find that your computer is crashing during the games. Be it from hardware or software related, it’s very important to determine the issue and deal with it as fast as possible, because this is crucial if you want to keep the computer safe from harm. Only with the help of professional detection tools, careful monitoring and a lot of attention will you be able to detect the issues properly!
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