Computer shutting down while playing games

September 25, 2011 at 00:29:10
Specs: Windows 7, amd phenom quad 3.4/ 4gig ram crossair
So my computer is shutting down on me while i play wow or sc2...im not sure what it is...ive taken it in to the shop were i had it built and we have tried changing the ram, video card, psu and hardrive and it is still shutting down on me...we also upgraded the cooling system and it didnt help...i have an amd phenom quad core 3.4, 64 win 7, 4 gig crossair ram, ati radeon 5700...i have no idea what is causing it to shutdown...it was working perfectly fine for 6 months and then out of nowhere it started shutting down...Someone help!?

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#1
September 25, 2011 at 00:30:44
We also tried changing the psu and still no good...

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#2
September 25, 2011 at 06:23:29
You need to evaluate the problem before swapping out parts.
Monitor your temperatures with Speedfan or similar program. Temperatures at idle and under various loads are important.
Voltage readings in your BIOS can be a valuable clue.
Running Memtest86 to test for errors will reveal problems there.
Basic maintenance such as a browser clean out (cookies, history, temp internet files, etc), disk clean up, and even a disk defrag.
Since this was a sudden problem, do a system restore to a date before you began having trouble.
Scan your system for infections using both your antivirus program and Malwarebytes.
Update your drivers from component mfg's websites.
Manually check Windows updates.
Post your detailed system specs including all component models and any overclocking of your CPU and/or graphics card. Post the results of all of these tests and processes.

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


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#3
September 25, 2011 at 08:00:02
Also try to disable automatic restart to see if bsod appear, if it doesn't appear it is a complete hardware issue. If i were u i will start monitoring temperature.

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#4
September 26, 2011 at 08:41:41
Because you upgraded your cooling system I assume the dust/dirt was cleaned? Did you clean the thermal paste off the CPU and apply new as per the directions for your processor?

The best method to deal with dust is to blow out with canned or compressed air. The power supply must also be done from both ends.

Try unplugging the computer, Depress the start button a couple of times then try snapping each stick of RAM in and out 4 or 5 times to burnish the contacts. If that doesn't solve the problem then follow the above suggestions.


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#5
September 29, 2011 at 05:28:28
my computer is not working now whenever i switch on my pc a beep sound is heard can you help me

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#6
September 29, 2011 at 05:59:32
Did you perform snapping the RAM sticks in and out as suggested and now the computer will not run?

If so, you either do not have the RAM fully seated, or you have dislodged some other components. Unplug and depress the start button before entering the case to re-seat all cables and cards. I should have mentioned that you also need to take precautions with ESD (Electro-Static Discharge) by discharging any charge on your body before touching components inside the computer.


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#7
September 29, 2011 at 10:03:09
whats the beep sound? also i noticed u did not mention the used power supply unit.
post results of the above suggestions, and post ur psu and ur beep sound plus motherboard

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#8
October 1, 2011 at 16:24:08
Look:
http://www.5starsupport.com/info/be...
http://www.computerhope.com/beep.htm
If it is more than the post beep.

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


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#9
October 30, 2011 at 05:00:28
Try to search what is main problem of your computer. Do not just swap parts immediately. Try to evaluate what is the source of the problem. You should also consider the condition of your motherboard as well as the PSU.

you can also try this tip : http://www.techyv.com/questions/my-...


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