My computer reboot few minutes into games

February 25, 2011 at 22:20:17
Specs: Windows 7
Intel Core I7 980X 3.33GHz processor
Corsair XMS3 6GB DDR3 Triple Channel
EVGA GeForce GTX 470 SuperClocked 1280MB DDR5
ASUS P6X58D-E LGA1366 DDR3 motherboard
WD Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1 TB SATA 6.0GB/s HDD
CORSAIR CWCH70 Hydro Water Cooler
Thermaltake TRX-1000M 1000W Power Supply

Ive bought this brand new computer yesterday. Everything runs fine, no problem with Windows7 or firefox. I have installed 2 games so far : Starcraft 2 and Civilization 5. Both games default setting are at maximum with these specs. The problem and question is, why my computer is rebooting by itself after few minutes into the games? I tought it was like an ''early heating'' issue of the graphic card, ive tried programs like MSI Afterburner without success, it still reboot like 5min-15min into the game. Anyone have an idea?


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#1
February 25, 2011 at 23:15:36
its not always about what you have...its about how you use it....try reducing the resolution......and decrease your monitors refresh rate.....and if that doesnt work out....run DXDIAG and go through the testing procedures...

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#2
February 26, 2011 at 07:54:20
Pay no attention to dared3vil.

What you need to do is disable the "auto-restart" feature in Win 7, that way, a blue screen error message will be displayed rather than the reboot. The error message should help you determine what the problem is & come up with a fix.

http://pcsupport.about.com/od/windo...


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#3
February 26, 2011 at 07:57:02
Ive bought this brand new computer yesterday.

Take it back, you probably have a lemon, UNLESS you have user error which could also be a possibility.

Also do as response #2 stated so that the problem can be pin-pointed.

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#4
February 26, 2011 at 15:21:10
Hi guys and thanks for the replies.
I brought back the cpu to the technician, he did a memory test with some sort of prog and everything was fine. He reinstalled windows and all seemed to work well there at the shop, played for 20-25min and everything looked good.... When i brought back my cpu home, i start playing, and again, 20min later, computer is just rebooting. I unchecked the auto-reboot for windows7 as suggested but strangely enough it doesnt show any blue screen or error message, it simply reboot...I will bring back the computer there tomorrow for checkup but I wonder if you guys have any idea to what might be the prob...isnt it weird that it doesnt show any error message and just reboot?! Thank you guys in advance.

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#5
February 26, 2011 at 15:21:39
I brought back the cpu to the technician, he did a memory test with some sort of prog and everything was fine. He reinstalled windows and all seemed to work well there at the shop, played for 20-25min and everything looked good.... When i brought back my cpu home, i start playing, and again, 20min later, computer is just rebooting. I unchecked the auto-reboot for windows7 as suggested but strangely enough it doesnt show any blue screen or error message, it simply reboot...I will bring back the computer there tomorrow for checkup but I wonder if you guys have any idea to what might be the prob...isnt it weird that it doesnt show any error message and just reboot?! Thank you guys in advance.

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#6
February 26, 2011 at 15:26:06
The only ''error message'' is that windows didnt shutdown correctly, weird.

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#7
February 26, 2011 at 20:10:06
Install SpeedFan to see if you have a temperature issue. If the cooler is not operating correctly (water pump or fans), or the thermal compound was not applied correctly for your CPU (That's the processor, NOT the entire computer), then it will give you a vital clue. SpeedFan will also help you by reporting your fan speeds and your water pump will show up as a fan speed also if plugged into your motherboard. Please note that the fan terminal that the water pump is plugged into will need to be set to run at full speed full time in your BIOS (or plugged into a power supply/fan adapter) in order to cool properly and the fan(s) on the radiator should be plugged into the CPU fan jack so they are regulated according to CPU internal heat. (That from an article I read on the H-50 and H-70 water coolers.)

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


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#8
June 14, 2011 at 05:28:07
Hi

I have the following components in my system:

Intel Core I7 950
Corsair XMS3 6GB DDR3 Triple Channel
EVGA GeForce GTX 470
ASUS P6X58D-E LGA1366 DDR3 motherboard

I am getting exactly the same problem with my computer, which I've had since about November last year. I have tried updating the BIOS, drivers, running memtest, moving the RAM and graphics cards. None of these things have worked. If anyone has a fix to this problem it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Tim


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#9
June 14, 2011 at 20:04:08
1- Start your own post.
2- Post your power supply make and model as part of your specs.
3- Install Speedfan and post your temperatures at idle and while under stress.
4- Include any other recent problems.
DO NOT ANSWER HERE
EVERYONE: look for Tim's new post!!

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


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