I have an Asus G75V laptop (16 GB RAM, Intel i7 processor, Nvidia Gforce 670M graphics card, Windows 7 ultimate) and everytime I play a steam game my computer freezes. I can't press ctrl+alt+delete, I can't move the mouse, the only thing I can do is a hard reboot of my computer. It doesn't matter what steam game I am playing. Today I was playing Civilization V and in 30 minutes the game froze my computer 4 times. The other day I tried to play Magicka and my computer froze several times over the course of 4 hours. I only have this problem with steam, my computer can be on all day when I am not in steam and it runs fine. I played Diablo 3 for hours at a time and my computer was fine. My C drive is a 250 ssd drive and my E drive is a 750 GB sata hdd, I only have the Windows OS installed on the C drive everything else (including steam) is installed on the E drive (could this be the problem?)
I checked the event viewer and there are only 2 entries around the time the system freezes, but they are after I have to reboot:
The first one:
Event ID 41
The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly.
The second one:
Event ID 6008
The previous system shutdown at 9:43:36 PM on 7/19/2012 was unexpected.
I looked on Nvidia's website for an update to my video driver, but they didn't have any drivers for the 670M.
Any Ideas? Thanks.