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PC shuts down and reboots when I try to load games

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November 24, 2013 12:59:34 AM

Whenever I try to load any type of graphical game my computer crashes and then reboots. I originally had a problem with the computer running very slowly, but I reseated everything and that fixed the slow problem, now I have this new problem with the robooting. My System specs are:
Core: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4771 CPU @ 3.50 GHz (8CPUs)
Mobo: ASROCK z87 pro3
RAM: G.Skill 4x8GB
GPU: Geoforce 650ti
PSU: RX-530ss
OS: Windows 8.1

I'd like to point out that even though the computer was running slowly, it still would load all my games and play just fine. But after reseating everything and fixing the slowing problem, thats when I ran into the rebooting problem.

If I could get some help here, it would be much appreciated, I'm starting to get really worn out with all these problems rising up.

**Update** I finally got one of my games to load and I'm now playing it. I had to unplug a bunch of the non essential things in my case(eg my leds) but it's now working. I'm pretty sure this is just a faulty power supply issue.

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November 24, 2013 1:54:41 AM

The PSU is the reason why its rebooting.

It isn't the CPU or Hardware in general, its the PSU. This is not because its slow or bad, this is because some games can destroy PSU's which aren't above 750w (This is only for people who have cheap PSU's) Results like this show that the power effiency when you are playing games is reaching to the max! And this is not all games, I'm talking about games like Splinter Cell Blacklist, Battlefield 4, Crysis 3 and much more.

Whats happening here is that the MOBO is deciding to reboot the system due the high power efficiency, now I believe you can change this in the BIOS but I wouldn't recommend it due to the fact that the PSU can BLOW up. So my advice is to buy a new PSU from CORSAIR of XFX mainly and try to get a gold rated one, I say this because you do realise that your CPU is a very top end? You would need this and I'd recommend a wattage around 700w or above.
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