System keeps rebooting mid game, why?

September 29, 2017 at 09:34:38
Specs: Windows 10
Well hi there everyone!

I am quite new to the PC world and i am absolutely loving it so far! I recently bought my friends PC and have had no problems until now....

Before we get started i will give everyone the specs that i know about:

GPU: VGA Sapphire R9 280
Ram: 2x8gb gskill
Processor: AMD FX-8350
Hard drives: 1x128gb kingston SSD. 1x1 tb HDD
Power Supply: Corsair CX-750M

Now down to my issue, I have played at least 50 hours on my PC so far and never have had any problems. But i have only been playing Civ 5 & 6 and Xcom 1 & 2. Recently i made the purchase on Divinity Original Sin 2. I absolutely love games like this and i am loving this one so far!

But i got about 2 hours into it and then my PC randomly restarted without me touching anything mid game. I thought maybe it was just a hiccup so i got back on and maybe about 20 minutes getting back on Divinity it did it again? Then i thought i would just give it a rest for the night. I got back on it today and the same thing happened, About 15-20 minutes in, it restarted itself again...

I have tried looking up what my problem could be and it looks like everyone is saying this problem is usually due to a PSU problem. But after reading more it sounds like my PSU should be able to run my PC just fine ? I could be totally mistaken though....

Please help :(


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September 29, 2017 at 10:59:24
I also did a Heavy load test and these are the results ! But again i am very new to this whole Computer world so i dont know what most of these mean yet...

Cpu Core 1-8 are fluctuating between 1400 Mhz- 4000 Mhz and my max is 4200 MHz.
The Cpu core temp is 79.1 and my max is 79.3
The GPU Core is at 28 and my max is 29


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September 29, 2017 at 12:43:02
Is that 79.1 °F as in just above room temperature, or 79.1 °C as in you're poaching some food? 'Cause that chip has an upper limit of 61 °C / 141 °F.

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September 29, 2017 at 13:03:01
Yep, sure seems like the CPU is overheating. That generally points to the CPU cooler as the problem. It's either clogged with dust, or it was knocked loose, or the thermal paste was installed incorrectly. Air cooling or liquid cooling?

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