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computer shuts down after about 5-10 minutes of game play

September 19, 2013 at 13:16:59
Specs: Windows 7

hi here is my problem i have
windows 64 bit
2 ati 3800 crossfired
amd fx 8120 8 core processor
ga-990fxa-ud3 mother board 32 gigs of geil black dragon ram 1.5 volts
650 watt corsair psu
after about 5- 10 minutes of game play my computer shuts down. it was doing this before when i had a thermaltake 750 watt psu. bought a new one 850 watt thermaltake about six months ago
just started to do it again last week. went a pulled my corsair out of a nother system i built and worked fine till to day when i started playing games. and the other day i re installed windows. need some help. cant find any mini dumps. and it does not blue screen me. able to restart it in seconds.

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#1
September 19, 2013 at 14:29:08

Try just one card and see if you are restarting, if not then the powersupply is not up to the task.

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#2
September 19, 2013 at 14:46:45

Post the models of all your power supplies.

Are you monitoring the voltages and temperatures in real time?

Try using HWmonitor. Get it from the link below.

http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmo...

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#3
September 19, 2013 at 15:39:18

1 card has problems running because it is a lower end model my temps vor cpu is about 65
and graphics is about 50 for both
at full game play i tested it before

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#4
September 19, 2013 at 15:41:55

at full game play

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#5
September 19, 2013 at 15:44:01

the thermiltake is modle sp-850ah3ccb
the corsair is cmpsu650tx

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#6
September 19, 2013 at 20:27:35

I do not know the processor well, I looked for specs and two were shown, one showed a maximum temp of 70C (95W) and the other 61C (125W). If you are showing 65C then you are probably having an overheating issue. Install HWMonitor as above and post the idle temps, the working temps, and the gaming temps for CPU as well as other temps (chipset, hard drive, etc). You need to determine if the heat is overall case heat related to insufficient case cooling or CPU heat only which would probably be poor thermal contact between CPU and heat sink (too much or too little thermal compound or other issues).
What fans, how many fans, what orientation of each (intake/exhaust), do you currently have? What case do you have? If all of your temps are high, these may really matter.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#7
September 19, 2013 at 21:20:10

i took the heatsink off and reapplied thermal paste along with the changing the heatsink with my water cooling system i had in my other one and i havent had a problem yet we will see thanks for the help.

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#8
September 20, 2013 at 06:04:12

Let us know how it goes.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#9
September 20, 2013 at 07:03:26

Both the listed power supplies should be more than up to the task of supporting your system.

You didn't state how or where you got the temperature readings you posted.


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#10
September 20, 2013 at 19:09:16

i downloaded a system monitor i cant remember because it was done before i re installed my os so far its working good this morning i got a bsod saying driver power state failure. been searching it but cant seem to pin point it

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#11
September 21, 2013 at 14:31:41

I just had a major problem windows had an up date last night, this morning I woke up turned my pc on and it installed it. when I got in the desk top everything was in windows 98 format. nothing was working went under services and everything was disabled cant do a system restore even on the os disk. ran windows defender, malware bytes and system mechanic nothing found. what can I do and I just installed my os the other day as I said above

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#12
September 21, 2013 at 15:56:49

Are you installing from a retail Windows 7 DVD, an OEM, DVD, a recovery disk set, or a downloaded copy? This is important. An OEM from a different system and the drivers are wrong. A downloaded, and you got a 'copy' from somewhere that is not an official copy and corrupted.
If you have a Windows 7 Repair Disk and your system restore was functioning properly (restore points were saved), you can do the System Restore from the Repair Disk. This disk can be made from any properly functioning Windows 7 machine and if both are 64bit or both 32bit, you can use that.
Try Safe Mode and try BIOS set up.n if it runs in Safe Mode, it is a driver issue or infection. Rerun Malwarebytes in Safe Mode and reinstall your drivers from website(s) of system or components if custom. If it does not run in safe mode but runs in BIOS without issue, you may have a problem with your memory or hard drive. Run Memtest from a bootable CD to test your memory. Run Hard drive mfg's utility or Seatools from Seagate from a bootable CD to test your hard drive.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#13
September 21, 2013 at 17:21:23

its a retail version but i finally got it fixed at first i would run the recovery on the os disk it didnot want to run so i tried it again and used repair then it repaired it. everything is back to norm again. i dont know what could of caused it to do that.

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#14
October 18, 2013 at 08:19:15

I think, the processor is getting so hot that might cause into restart problem. Otherwise, it could be a problem of your ram. So, make sure these are well enough.

You should also learn the automatic computer restarting system for preventing any type of error in the future. Have a look here to know the whole thing: How to Automatically Shut Down Computer After Certain Time.

Here is the biggest resource to find out helpful computer tips.


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