Here is my issue. For the last week, my computer has been shutting down during gaming. I mean a hard shut down with no BSOD and no events in the log viewer. I typically need to wait several minutes before it will turn back on. I think possible PSU overheating issue, but I'm not sure. However, the first time it happened, the top of my case was hot and the PSU was hot to the touch. I put an external fan on low on the box (I rarely shut it, what can I say...) and that seemed to help. This was while playing WoW, however, I wasn't actually doing anything in game. Just sitting/chatting. Yesterday, my niece was playing CoD Modern Warfare 3 and the same thing happened. Top of box was warm to touch, PSU was hot as well. Put the fan back on, turned it on and off she went again. About an hour later, same problem, however, everything was cool to the touch, I guess because the fan was on it. And then the 3rd time it happened, we shut it down. I've been running speed fan pretty regularly and watching my core temps as well. My GPU (nvidia 9400GT) runs about 113 at idle and 120-130 gaming. My CPU temps are 108 idle and 125-130 stressed. My two core 1 temp that says AMD K8 is 104 while running Prime 95 stress test. GPU is 113 while running the stress test, but I don't think it's stressing my GPU at all. However, I have one temp running 129 and I can't figure out what that is. It's temp1 and I'm clueless on that one. Ambient is 32 degrees. Hard drive is 84. Specs:
AMD Athlon 64x2 dual core 5600+
Nvidia GeForce 9400GT
PSU PSIV-500-2 Generic ATX 2.03 500W
Should I start with PSU and work from there? I don't like these hard shut downs, they can't be good for my pc at all.
Edited by ladysniper, 02 July 2012 - 05:25 AM.