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Crashing comp after SC2: HotS install

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April 23, 2013 3:44:25 PM

Hey folks, built a comp with help from this site about a year ago (much appreciated) and it was running great til now. Hoping you can shed some light on a noob's problem!

So I installed the new starcraft and was playing it for about 2 hours when the screen turned solid pink and the comp rebooted. I tried again, and the input to the monitor stopped, but I could still hear audio from the game. This time, the comp had to be manually rebooted. I thought it was simply an issue with the game, as I'd heard there were similar problems with it, but now it's affecting any game that's graphics-intensive.

Here's my build:
Processor: Intel i5-2500 CPU @3.30 GHz
Mobo: INtel DQ67EP Micro ATX
GPU: Invidia FeGeforce GTX 560 ti
Power supply: Silver stone 600W
OS: Windows 7 64-bit

It's all stuffed into a Lian-Li PC-TU200 case.

Now, temps have always run high in this guy, as it is a pretty small case (I needed it for portability), but it's never caused a crash. I got MSI afterburner to watch my temps playing Dawn of war: retribution, as this game causes the comp to get pretty hot, but can play longer without the mystery crash. Noticed the temps peaked at 91C.

So there's my problem in a rather long nutshell. I am trapped on-site and this baby's all that keeps me sane, so any help would be much appreciated!

Edit: I should mention, it was able to run SC2: Wings of Liberty on ultra settings without a hiccup, so I'm doubly perplexed.
April 23, 2013 4:29:23 PM

Have you tried to run the game with case open to see if that lowers the temps ? Kinda as a reference to see if that is the problem.
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April 23, 2013 8:02:41 PM

ikaz said:
Have you tried to run the game with case open to see if that lowers the temps ? Kinda as a reference to see if that is the problem.


Indeed I did, that didn't seem to solve it
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