I've been having issues with my computer for the past 3 days and have tried to solve the issue from what I've dug up online and familiar posts on this website to no avail. Whenever I load up a game (ex. Dark Souls 3, Overwatch, etc.) my computer shuts down unexpectedly and restarts itself. No bluescreen or error messages, no new minidump files.
I've tried to disable restart on critical failure yet it continues to reboot on it's own. I've ran HWMonitor and haven't seen anything that seems out of place unless I'm missing something. I've ran prime95, no unexpected shutdown. I then ran FurMark and my computer would instantly shutdown and restart so I assumed the GPU was going bad so I brought it over to a friends to try it with his system and it ran Grand Theft Auto 5 without problems. I then removed one stick of ram and tested them individually, 1 caused an instant crash upon loading up my character in Dark Souls 3 and the other did fine for 15 minutes until I crashed again.
I am now curious if this is a PSU issue and wondering if there is anything I can try to tell if the PSU is simply dying, if my version of Windows 7 is now on the fritz, or if there is something I've overlooked entirely.
My computer specs are:
i7-4790K quad core (Never overclocked)
asus z97-k/csm lga 1150 atx intel motherboard
16gb (2x8gig) RAM
Geforce GTX 970
Thermaltake 600 watt PSU
Thank you in advance!
Edited by Garuku, 27 May 2016 - 09:47 PM.