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My new computer STILL shuts off while playing high end games and loud whirring noise

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May 19, 2013 8:05:17 PM

After building my new computer two months ago I've always had this Problem. (before and after OC)
If I play a game like Bioshock infinite or borderlands 2 after about an hour or so my computer screen will turn off, the tower makes make a loud whirring noise and I have to manually turn off the power to start up my computer At first I was sure it was the power supply, and it turned out there was a 12V shortage. SO i exchanged it and I still get this problem

My specs are:
Intel I5 3570k 3.4ghz OC'd to 3.5ghz
Rageon HD 7870 Twin Frozr OC edition ghz edition 2GB video card (NOT overclocked)
1600 MHZ corsair 8 GB DDR3 RAM
asus p8z77-v lx motherboard
Corsair CX750M power supply

(used to have Ultra LSP750)

http://i41.tinypic.com/30t6ptv.png

Those are recorded remperatures

any help is greatly appreciated!
May 19, 2013 8:21:50 PM

1. Your temperatures are fine, but we have no idea what the load temperature of your GPU might be. (The max of 33 degrees displayed in your screenshot is clearly at idle). It's possible you might be overheating the GPU; the whirring sound might be your GPU's fan gone into overdrive.

2. The whirring sound might also come from your hard drive. It could be thrashing as the system tries to recover from a crash.

3. The whirring sound might also come from your PSU's fan. Or your CPU's fan for that matter, though that seems less likely given the info you've provided.

Hard to say, at this point, what your problem is.

Try checking through your Event Viewer after a crash; see if there are any prominent errors. Also try to get something approaching a loaded-GPU temperature; it shouldn't take a whole hour of gaming before your GPU reaches a more-or-less stable max temp. You might try running memtest too; corrupted data can do some nasty things. Driver corruption/conflicts can do some nasty things too, so you might try running Driver Verifier to see if you can prompt a bona-fide BSOD (and thus, hopefully, a useful minidump error report).

But the first thing you should do, before any of the above, is to return your hardware to stock settings. The fact that you're still OC'ed after experiencing regular crashes mystifies me, frankly. It's not like you're getting anything noticeable out of that extra 100 MHz, anyway.

Did you install Windows or your drivers with the CPU overclocked? It's possible you managed to corrupt important stuff. If so, then it wouldn't matter that you later downclocked your hardware; the data would still be damaged.
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May 19, 2013 8:32:37 PM

Fulgurant said:
1. Your temperatures are fine, but we have no idea what the load temperature of your GPU might be. (The max of 33 degrees displayed in your screenshot is clearly at idle). It's possible you might be overheating the GPU; the whirring sound might be your GPU's fan gone into overdrive.

2. The whirring sound might also come from your hard drive. It could be thrashing as the system tries to recover from a crash.

3. The whirring sound might also come from your PSU's fan. Or your CPU's fan for that matter, though that seems less likely given the info you've provided.

Hard to say, at this point, what your problem is.

Try checking through your Event Viewer after a crash; see if there are any prominent errors. Also try to get something approaching a loaded-GPU temperature; it shouldn't take a whole hour of gaming before your GPU reaches a more-or-less stable max temp. You might try running memtest too; corrupted data can do some nasty things. Driver corruption/conflicts can do some nasty things too, so you might try running Driver Verifier to see if you can prompt a bona-fide BSOD (and thus, hopefully, a useful minidump error report).

But the first thing you should do, before any of the above, is to return your hardware to stock settings. The fact that you're still OC'ed after experiencing regular crashes mystifies me, frankly. It's not like you're getting anything noticeable out of that extra 100 MHz, anyway.

Did you install Windows or your drivers with the CPU overclocked? It's possible you managed to corrupt important stuff. If so, then it wouldn't matter that you later downclocked your hardware; the data would still be damaged.


Thanks for the quick reply! I'll try that right away and test. Also My cpu was OC'd after windows but some of my drivers weren't. Also I'll get a screenshot of the Temps at full load
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May 19, 2013 9:00:52 PM

install msi afterburner (or something similar), put the temps in your osd.

it might be the gpu, or the psu or cpu fan.
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May 19, 2013 9:37:06 PM

Cons29 said:
install msi afterburner (or something similar), put the temps in your osd.

it might be the gpu, or the psu or cpu fan.


I actually have MSI after burner been using it for a while.

http://i43.tinypic.com/e7xduv.png

It says my GPU temp is 55 degrees

It didn't crash yet after returning to stock speeds, heres hoping it stays that way
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May 20, 2013 7:49:45 AM

whatadog said:
Cons29 said:
install msi afterburner (or something similar), put the temps in your osd.

it might be the gpu, or the psu or cpu fan.


I actually have MSI after burner been using it for a while.

http://i43.tinypic.com/e7xduv.png

It says my GPU temp is 55 degrees

It didn't crash yet after returning to stock speeds, heres hoping it stays that way


Glad to hear it. I hope this is the end of your troubles. Please do post again if you experience problems though.
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