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Old 09-14-2013, 10:52 PM   #1
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Hello everybody when i am playing games on my custom build computer it almost every time unexpectedly shuts down. please help!
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Old 09-14-2013, 11:18 PM   #2
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It could be a bad driver, Make sure all your drivers are updated.
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Old 09-15-2013, 12:01 AM   #3
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Sounds more like an overheating issue.
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Old 09-15-2013, 12:02 AM   #4
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Sounds more like an overheating issue.
Yes, What temps are you getting?
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Old 09-15-2013, 04:06 PM   #5
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is it just shutting down or are you getting a Blue error screen first?

Did you do the thermal paste and fit the cooler correctly?
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Old 09-15-2013, 05:14 PM   #6
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Hold on a bit here guys.. Before you take your Pc apart... IF YOU HAVE AUTOUPDATES FOR ANYTHING WHATSOEVER THEY SOMETIMES RESTART UR PC WITHOUT TELLING YOU. Also, What ver of windows do you have, Win 7 or 8? With win 8, the PC will restart without telling you sometimes after updates. Another thing is that if you have auto Defragmenting setup, it might also be set up to shut off or restart the Pc after each defragment. So check these things first..
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Old 10-16-2013, 04:31 AM   #7
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My CPU is 34 Celsius and my GPU is 34 Celsius ( Just IDL temps ). No there is no blue screen it just shuts down completely and then it restarts itself. Yes i just used the stock cooler for the cpu. I have windows 7. Computer works fine with everything else. When my computer turns back on it comes up with the message unexpected shut down

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Old 10-16-2013, 07:37 AM   #8
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Sounds like it might be a bad power supply. That would be the first thing to test. Do you have a spare around?
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Old 10-16-2013, 01:49 PM   #9
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Could be the neighbors having a feast.

No really, if it happens with games only, it could be the power supply not meeting your video card's power requirements.

Say, what kinda RAM are you using? Mixing any different brands?
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Old 10-20-2013, 12:33 AM   #10
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Intel Core i5-3470, Asus GeForce GTX 660 Ti, Corsair 200R - System Build - PCPartPicker
This is the current set up of my computer!
and no i am not mixing any rams
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