PC Random Reboots while playing Crysis 2

March 3, 2011 at 11:45:59
Specs: Windows 7, Q9550/4GB

First of all let me start by saying that this problems only seems to happen in Crysis 2 now. I started having random reboots a few weeks back when playing Mafia 2 but i fixed it by underclocking my GPU because it seems it was overheating.

My PC specs:

Motherboard: Asus P5Q Pro
CPU: P Q9550
RAM: 2x 2GB DDR2 800MHz - Working in Dual Channel
GPU: XFX GTX260 Black Edition
PSU: 580W Eurotech Silent Pro (PSPA580PSA)


Windows 7 Professional SP1 - Fresh install
GPU drivers up to date from Nvidia website

Heat: CPU goes as high as 78ºC in one of the cores, and 64ºC overall. The GPU goes as high as 70ºC.
Factory default GPU settings are Core Clock at 680MHz which i lower to 650. Shader clock at 1466 which i lower to 1400 and Memory Clock at 1000 which i lower to 950. These values mean that the temperature is stable at 70º with the fan at 85%. (I use that value while playing)

Ran memory tests, no problems found. Disabled the auto reboot feature in Windows System and i still don't get a BSOD.
I don't have a firewall and removed the antivirus temporarily but the problem persists.

I was running AIDA64 configured to save a log file in htm which i uploaded here: http://www.mediafire.com/?05h7he4dt...
I don't see anything there that can give me any information about the crash, but then again i'm not a computer engineer.
The last line on the log could be anywhere from few miliseconds from crash up to 5 seconds.

Thank you in advance for your time. Any help will be greatly appreciated.



Edit: Forgot to mention that the reboots are totally random. Sometimes it happens a minute after the action starts, sometimes 5-10 minutes and sometimes i can play 3-4 full matches and quit without a crash. (It's a multiplayer demo)

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March 3, 2011 at 13:11:44
Your CPU temp is too high & your power supply is garbage.

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March 5, 2011 at 12:31:19
I replaced the cooler and the temperatures dropped substantially.
As for the PSU, would a Corsair TX 650 be a good choice for my system for 89€?

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