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Computer turns off shortly after starting any game

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#1 MadSpartan


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Posted 26 December 2014 - 07:40 AM

So I recently upgraded my graphics card and installed the proper drivers for it but now, when playing any game, my computer will turn itself off after only a minute or so. I'm not sure what I did wrong here. Any help would be appreciated. 


My specs:

HP z600 workstation running Windows 7 pro 64bit

RAM: 12gb DDR3

CPU: (2) Xeon X5650

GPU: Radeon R9 290

Edited by MadSpartan, 26 December 2014 - 07:50 AM.

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#2 DeimosChaos


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Posted 26 December 2014 - 06:04 PM

My immediate thought goes to bad hardware. Perhaps the new card is defective? If your old one still works pop it back in (uninstalling new card drivers and installing old card drivers of course) and play some games. If it works fine then I would say it is a defective item. Hopefully its still in the return peroid. If not you'll be able to get it replaced via the manufacturer.

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#3 cowsinspace


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Posted 15 January 2015 - 07:54 PM

Another thing that could be happening is it could be overheating...just have to check your core temps...what kind of MOBO do you  have? My overheat issue was caused by the motherboard

Edited by cowsinspace, 15 January 2015 - 07:55 PM.

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Posted 20 January 2015 - 09:41 PM

If it's overheating it'll refuse to turn back on for a few minutes after shutting down. Does this happen? Is it possible that you changed any overclocking or boost settings? This could be caused by boosting too high aswell

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