Computer shuts off while gaming

By JorgenValdia
Feb 11, 2009
  1. Everytime i play a game that is graphic intensive my computer will just shut off, but the fans will continue to run. I have cleaned everything out so im pretty sure its not an over heating issue. Im wondering if my power supply is going out, or if its not enough for what i have in it right now.

    PSU and case:

    GPU: EVGA 512-P3-N867-AR GeForce 9600GT SSC 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

    Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Windsor 3.0GHz Socket AM2 125W Dual-Core Processor Model ADX6000CZBOX -

    Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-M57SLI-S4 AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard

    Memory: G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-2GBNQ

    HD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
  2. lopdog

    lopdog TS Maniac Posts: 295

    You could try to HWMonitor or Speedfan to check your temperatures after gaming. Or even better, use Everest Ultimate Edition and turn on the temperature logging feature (go to Preferences - Logging) and play until the computer shuts off. Then turn it on and check the log for high temperatures. I´m not sure if you have to register Everest to be able to use the logging feature.

    I had a similar problem with my laptop, the GPU reached 100ºC after 30 minutes of graphic intensive programs, and it shut itself off to avoid damage. It turned out the fan was covered with dust, so after cleaning the problem disappeared.
  3. JorgenValdia

    JorgenValdia TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I checked it and the GPU temp never went over 63C and the cpu never went over 31C.
  4. JorgenValdia

    JorgenValdia TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I recently changed out the power supply, but the problem is still occuring, Anyone know how to check if the motherboard is the problem? Any help will be much appreciated.
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