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My PC randomly restarts when i play graphically intensive games


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captinbadluck

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Hi

so i built my own gaming pc about 5 months ago and i have had no problems what so ever. But during this week i have had many problems with my pc restarting when playing graphically intensive games, such as F1 2013 and flight simulator x.
please help ASAP!

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Edited by captinbadluck, 01 January 2014 - 04:10 PM.

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What's the operating system installed?

It sounds like it's blue screening. Do you see a blue Screen briefly When it restarts ?


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Hi Joe

The operating system is windows 7 64 bit. and there is no blue screen what so ever. the screen just goes black and the PC shuts off

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I'm not an expert here on this sort of thing,

but it sounds like a possible video card issue or over heat problem especially when you state:

playing graphically intensive games

That's when the video card works the hardest, so I wonder if it's overheating or a fan issue, I'm sure you have already checked all that.

What Video card is installed ? That may help others who reply.

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Edited by zep516, 01 January 2014 - 04:40 PM.

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The video card is an AMD HD7970 and its more than capable of running the hd games. could it have something to do with the psu because i have heard that this issue can be related to this?

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Yes!! certainly it can be the psu. What psu is installed?
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the psu is a corsair cx600. Maybe it could be related to the graphics card needing more power for those graphically intensive games and after a while it just shuts the whole system down because it cant power it? :wacko:
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Why are you making that funny face, that's exactly what could be happening. Sometimes the best course of action is to replace suspected bad parts to see if that resolves it, easier said then done because most people don't have a spare power supply around. Do you ?
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No unfortunately i don't have a spare psu. but the good news is that my corsair cx600 comes with a 3 year warranty. so i will send it back and try that one. I will keep you updated on what happens.
thanks. :thumbsup:
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That's great you have that option.

Let us know how it goes...

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