Lately, my games (Skyrim and Witcher 2) have been randomly and quickly crashing to desktop without any errors during gameplay.
The very first game I played on this laptop was Skyrim with mods.
So, my first time playing Skyrim with mods after 50+ hours of gameplay and over 70+ mods resulted in having no issues or CTDs. Everything was perfect. Then, I played Dying Light and AC Unity without any errors or crashes for each of 50+ hours of gameplay.
After awhile, I wanted to play Skyrim again, and I installed even more mods. This time, I installed lots of textures, visuals, and ENB (RealVision) mods to my Skyrim. Again, everything was fine: no errors and CTDs.
But one day, I messed up some textures with NPCs' faces, so I had to reinstall Skyrim and all of my mods again. Now this... this is where I started experiencing crashes and issues with my game.
After hours of finding a solution and dealing with constant random and quick CTDs, I gave up, turned to Witcher 2 and I was able to pool 20+ hours in without crashing. But then the G751 wanted to be a little b**** and crash to desktop after wanting to meditate. It was the exact same sort of CTD I had in Skyrim: completely random and quick without showing any errors.
I went back to the exact same spot where I meditated, and I didn't CTD anymore. So, it's not a bug or an issue with the game. But I ignored it and moved on. Next day, I CTD'ed after trying to load a save. The following day, I CTD'ed from simply walking in a town.
Something is definitely not right. Why is this happening? My GPU, CPU, and all other hardware are not overheating (HW Monitor). I'm using a performance monitor and it hardly passed the 2GB mark for VRAM during gameplay.
The specs of my 4 month old Asus ROG laptop: Intel Core i7 4710HQ @ 2.5GHz GeForce GTX 970M 3GB (w/ latest drivers) 16GB Ram
It could be a mod conflict with Skyrim, but I doubt it because I read directions very carefully and there shouldn't be any conflicting mods at all. I also have 3 Witcher mods installed, but these are very minor mods. A person told me that it may be because old games in the past (Skyrim and Witcher 2) were not optimized for laptops. But this is a stupid assumption because other people with similar laptops haven't crashed at all. Well, I haven't crashed too at first, but now I am!
Did my hardware get damaged or something. Did those Skyrim mods screw something up with my VRAM? I have no clue at all. Could anyone please help? Thank you,