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October 13, 2013 2:46:43 PM

I recently recieved my ibuypower revolt back from RMA and after working well for a few days, it is now randomly rebooting during any game session, usually in less than an hour. It is very frustrating, ive replaced the stock 500w psu with a 700w, changed the video card riser, installed new drivers, changed video cards, bought a new power surge protector, and ran CPU, memory, and hard drive testing software all with no problems. i took out the gtx 770 because it rebooted during the gpu test and replaced it with a gt 620 i had lying around, that seemed to work for a while but then BAM another restart. I'm totally out of ideas!
oh also realtemp and msi afterburner have my load levels and temperatures normal. i'm only trying to play fallout new vegas and SWTOR on medium settings. not exactly crysis 3

Intel i7 3770k
gt 620
120gb ssd
8gb ram
windows 7 premium
October 13, 2013 2:52:17 PM

edit, i checked event viewer and have multiple instances of -event 41 kernel-power.
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October 13, 2013 2:57:03 PM

Jon Crothers said:
WarWolverineWarrior said:
what kind of PSU is it?


the revolt runs off of a server power supply because of its case design. its a 700w 1u server power supply that replaced their stock 500w version

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Is it certified? I'm pretty sure your PSU isn't efficient enough for the card that you have.
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October 13, 2013 3:06:22 PM

WarWolverineWarrior said:
Jon Crothers said:
WarWolverineWarrior said:
what kind of PSU is it?


the revolt runs off of a server power supply because of its case design. its a 700w 1u server power supply that replaced their stock 500w version

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Is it certified? I'm pretty sure your PSU isn't efficient enough for the card that you have.

bronze certified. its the largest power supply i could find to fit in the case, plus i'm only running the gt 620 now, which has practically no power requirement.
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October 13, 2013 3:21:29 PM

Used to have a weird Problem with Battlefield which would make my computer crash and reboot, I fixed it by re-installing windows.

If your system hardware is fine like you say then a re-install may be the best option you could try updating all the drivers first and see if that helps.

Also with the monitors telling you the heat are you looking at them as the system is running in real time or are you looking at them after the computer reboots.
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October 13, 2013 3:27:26 PM

WarWolverineWarrior said:
How are your Temps on GPU and CPU?


prime95 and realtemp have cpu at around 50 C at 100% load
gpu gets to about 45 acording to furmark and msi afterburner.
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October 13, 2013 3:30:59 PM

i just don't understand how i could run cpu and gpu and ram stress test and 100% for hours and then crash after a few minutes of gameplay. makes no damn sense.
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October 13, 2013 3:38:22 PM

Look up the problem on google. There might be a solution to a random problem. like I can't play Metro 2033 on a 7950, I get black streaks and I found that people have the same problem and that I can't play it on Direct X 11, if I go to 10 then it's fine. Google ur exact problem.
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