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#1 9 years ago

When ever I play a game (CoD4, Crysis wars, HAWX) my computer turns off randomly with no warning (stutter, freeze) The computer will just shut off, I've checked and there is no over heating of the CPU (during games 20 C) GPU (60 C). Ambient temp at 45 C.

HARDWARE: CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.40 MOBO: ASUS P5N-D 750i RAM: KINGSTON 4GB (2x2GB) GPU: GeForce GTX 260 by EVGA standard clock. PSU: THERMALTAKE toughpower 850W HDD: 640GB @ 7200 RPM




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#2 9 years ago

Do you have any USB devices in any of your PCI slots? Also, you might want to get the latest drivers for your GPU, if you haven't already.


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#3 9 years ago

Does it actually shut off, or does it restart?

Sounds like it may be a power issue to me.




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#4 9 years ago

First and foremost, overheating comes to mind, but if it's not that, it could be a host of other things.

Faulty RAM (most of the time you won't POST/boot with faulty RAM, but it can happen) Faulty PSU (unlikely) Faulty graphics card (try underclocking it) Drivers (reinstall the latest ones, as computernerd suggested)

... and you're possitive nothing's overheating?




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#5 9 years ago

I get the feeling something's not quite as stable as you thought it was. Try underclocking your graphics card and CPU one at a time, and run memtest, just in case.




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#6 9 years ago

The_Daedalus;4917488First and foremost, overheating comes to mind, but if it's not that, it could be a host of other things.

Faulty RAM (most of the time you won't POST/boot with faulty RAM, but it can happen) Faulty PSU (unlikely) Faulty graphics card (try underclocking it) Drivers (reinstall the latest ones, as computernerd suggested)

... and you're possitive nothing's overheating?[/QUOTE] almost 100% but the program wont do memory or northbridge, so I'm not sure.

*The.Doctor;4917481Does it actually shut off, or does it restart?

Sounds like it may be a power issue to me.[/QUOTE] shuts off, lights, fans everything just turns off

[QUOTE=computernerd;4917457]Do you have any USB devices in any of your PCI slots? Also, you might want to get the latest drivers for your GPU, if you haven't already.

no to the PCI question, checking drivers.

[QUOTE=Mr. Pedantic;4917515]I get the feeling something's not quite as stable as you thought it was. Try underclocking your graphics card and CPU one at a time, and run memtest, just in case.

whats memtest? and will underclock gpu and cpu

Thank you for helping me out. Ill get back to you soon.




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#7 9 years ago

You can get Riva Tuner or EVGA Precision to underclock the GPU, and the CPU you can underclock in the BIOS.


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#8 9 years ago
whats memtest? and will underclock gpu and cpu

Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

Download it, follow the instructions and put it on a floppy, and boot off it. The test loops, so once it passes it will start again. You want it to pass at least 3 or 4 times in a row.




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#9 9 years ago

Most likely some faulty ram. I had a friend with the same problems as you, then he switched out his ram and the problems went away. Give memtest a go and see if it comes up with any errors.




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#10 9 years ago

computernerd;4917533You can get Riva Tuner or EVGA Precision to underclock the GPU, and the CPU you can underclock in the BIOS.[/QUOTE] Tried the underclocking, didn't work still turns off.

Mr. Pedantic;4917551Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

Download it, follow the instructions and put it on a floppy, and boot off it. The test loops, so once it passes it will start again. You want it to pass at least 3 or 4 times in a row.

I don't have a floppy drive

[QUOTE=kow_ciller;4917553]Most likely some faulty ram. I had a friend with the same problems as you, then he switched out his ram and the problems went away. Give memtest a go and see if it comes up with any errors.

I hope it's not something that would cost more.