Random Restarts During Games - NO BSOD??

February 12, 2013 at 08:51:19
Specs: Windows 7, 8 Gigs
Okay - I've asked EVERYWHERE an NO ONE has a solution for me.

Intel i5 2500K
AMD Radeon HD 6850
Gigabyte MOBO - can list the details but I forget off the top of my head
8 GB ram

Computer randomly restarts - complete power off - during games - Mass Effect 2, 3, Starcraft 2 and once Far Cry 3.

Sometimes after 15 Hours, sometimes after 10 Minutes.

Once after manually rebooting as well with power still on it completely restarted losing all power as well before the OS had loaded.

Had the GPU stress tested multiple times. No Heating issue. Sent to store for test as well same conclusion.

NO consistency in issue. Sometimes after playing for HOURS and HOURS sometimes after 10 minutes.

No Heat Issues with CPU. Sent to store for test as well same conclusion.

Checked HDD no issues. Sent to store for test as well same conclusion.

Everything connected as it should be.

NO BSOD (yes I turned it on)

Ran Memtest86+ 10 times NO RAM issue.

Tried Updating Old Drivers - still rebooted.

ALSO in the event viewer it's a Kernal Dump 41 (63) - 0 bug errors

Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations

Again the case is a Coolermaster v2 or something blue light on the front. Lots of vents.

CPUID Hardware Monitor tells me i have 12V MIN is 12.074 and max is 12.221 during gaming

I see a 3.3 V and the min/max is 3.384 3.384 respectively

No Software Conflict - I booted it with just the essentials played a bit and it still rebooted.

I also have three different sound devices enabled; AMD high def audio device, High def audio device, and Realtek high definition audio device.

I read a few places saying the realtek was an issue with a kernel dump - but if so why would it let me play hours of games first, and how can I go about fixing it. Ive disabled before but it just reenables itself.

Nothing Overclocked.

I'm lost. Help.

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February 12, 2013 at 08:54:18
Disable the auto restart feature, then a BSOD will be displayed. Or is that what you mean by this? - NO BSOD (yes I turned it on)


Other than that, I'd suspect the power supply. Split +12v rail & modular wasn't the best choice.

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February 12, 2013 at 08:58:02
That's what I mean - I've enabled the BSOD and still have not gotten it. Sorry for the confusion.

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February 12, 2013 at 08:58:30
What is the best choice power supply in that case?

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February 12, 2013 at 20:53:55
Look for a power supply with a minimum of 80% certified efficiency, a single 12Volt rail, Active PFC, Quality name brand, High customer recommendations, and a long warranty proving their confidence in their product.
Look at the top 4 of these:

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

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