My computer goes into multiple restarts after I play games Left 4 Dead 2 and Bioshock Infinite. I just got Left 4 Dead 2, but in the past I've played Bioshock infinite for hours on end in the months previous with no problem. Now I get like 1-2 hours tops and this happens, a couple times it did this 10 minutes into game. This hasn't happened when I'm not gaming.
Over the last four days this has happened several times. Out of nowhere my speakers start making this loud error/skipping noise like when a game has an error and immediately shuts down. At the same time my computer restarts and continues to restart about every 3-5 seconds. When all this happens the fan (I think heatsink one) goes into overdrive really loudly. I shut it down by holding the power button and when I start it back up there is sometimes a kind of grinding noise (I think it's the heatsink fan) for less than a minute and then it starts working normally.
I have speedfan, and my computer is not overheating. It is usually around 45-50C when I play. My computer is also not even warm to touch, it's as cool as if I'm afk with no programs running. I removed the case side and immediately after this happened I tried touching the graphics card and heatsink area and it wasn't even warm.
How do I find the solution to this? I know next to nothing about computers.
Here is my PC and graphics card (had both for about a year):
** (Edit) After looking around on the internet I found someone who said to check the System tab in Event Viewer. At the times when my computer does these multiple restarts there is a critical level error called Event 41 Kernel-Power. I don't know if this helps.
Edited by asdf1432, 26 December 2013 - 10:03 PM.