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PC Shuts off while gaming - CPU overheating?

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#1 kwright2


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Posted 03 May 2011 - 04:46 PM

Long story short, My PC shuts off when playing almost any game. The more graphically intensive the game is, the sooner it happens. Before I can start it back up, I have to wait at least a few seconds, unplug the power cord, and plug it back in. Obviously this seems to be a heat issue, but I'm not sure if it's the CPU or what. It feels pretty hot to the touch after it shuts down. I've had the system for a little over a year and never had any problems until now.

Here is the system: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883229137

I should mention that up until a few weeks ago when it started happening, it sat mostly unused for about 3 months, because I just did not have any free time to play. Circumstantially, it seems like that has something to do with it, but I don't know what. I was going to just buy a new CPU heatsink/fan (stock fan sounds like a 757 taking off anyway), but I thought I would ask first to make sure it is what I am suspecting that it is. Is there a way I can diagnose it myself, and if it is the CPU, is buying a new heatsink sufficient? What should I do if it's the GPU?

Thanks in advance.

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 10:54 PM

Did it come with any temperature monitoring software? many systems like this do. If not, download and run HWMonitor And see where your temps are at.



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Posted 03 May 2011 - 11:17 PM

Good idea, I hadn't thought of that. I will check, and if it didn't come with anything I'll try HWMonitor.

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