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Computer shuts down when starting games...

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#1 Gleemax


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Posted 17 March 2012 - 02:02 PM

It started yesterday when I went to play Borderlands with my brother. My computer just shut down after a few minutes in the game. I was playing Civ 5 all night long just the night before and played Borderlands like 2 days ago and I didn't encounter any problems.

Right now, whenever I run a DX9-11 game, it just shutdowns my computer either after a few minutes loading or while loading. (Tried with Borderlands, ANNO2070, Kingdom of Amalur, Civ 5) It does not crash when I only surf on the net or play some flash games (ie. Dofus)

What I did without success:
I did a mem. test (MemTest86+) and found no errors.
I replaced my stock chipset fan with a 60mm one as I thought it was overheating. (bleep Intel mobo is hot)
Ran a stress test on my GPU without any problem.
Updated my DX drivers, VC++ redist
Updated my graphic card drivers
Tried another identical GPU, still crashes.
Ran a stress test on my CPU with Prime95: No problem.

So now I'm out of ideas.

PSU: Ultra LSP550 550-Watt
CPU: Intel Pentium D 965 Extreme Edition Processor HH80553PH1094M
Motherboard: EVGA nForce 750i SLI FTW
RAM: OCZ Platinum XTC 4GB Dual Channel PC6400 Memory

PC is about 3 years old.

EDIT: Added CPU stress test

Edited by Gleemax, 17 March 2012 - 07:26 PM.

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 18 March 2012 - 10:39 AM

How about checking the temp readings...against the temps specificed by the manufacturer?

Download SpeedFan - http://www.almico.com/sfdownload.php

Core Temp - http://www.alcpu.com/CoreTemp/


#3 Gleemax

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 01:27 PM

My temp readings are in the norms, even under stress.

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