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PC Restarts after few minutes of games

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January 10, 2014 9:27:01 PM

Hello , everyone

My PC restart after i play 10minutes or sometime 1 hour of GTA IV. I not sure why this happen but my Battlefield 4 doesn't restart my pc. So is it hardware or software problem?

My PC Specs :
Processor : Intel i7 - 4770
MOBO : MSI B85 - G43
RAM : G-skill Aegis 4GBx2
SSD : Corsair Force GT 128GB
HDD : HGST 1TB Storage
GPU : Sapphire R9 3GB DDR5 280X Vapor
PSU : Cooler Master V750s Semi Modulator

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January 10, 2014 9:33:44 PM

I'd say it's a software problem, since BF4 runs fine on that same hardware. Reinstall the AMD drivers and GTA IV. With a little luck you won't need to replace any parts.
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January 10, 2014 9:33:55 PM

Have you check your pc temps when gaming?

Your PSU could be bad also
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January 11, 2014 12:01:07 AM

MDXX said:
Have you check your pc temps when gaming?

Your PSU could be bad also


I didn't check when i was playing games , but since BF4 is working fine while GTA IV is not , i guess it is not related eh? or should i check?
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January 11, 2014 12:06:10 AM

aevm said:
I'd say it's a software problem, since BF4 runs fine on that same hardware. Reinstall the AMD drivers and GTA IV. With a little luck you won't need to replace any parts.


My Sleeping Dogs have this problem as well but BF4,AC4 and more work just fine
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January 11, 2014 3:11:50 PM

It can be a hardware problem, because different games put pressure on different hardware parts. For example if you have a defect RAM stick you could have crashes only in games that consume more RAM than others. Or if your CPU is overheating you will see crashes in games that push the CPU to 100%. If the PSU is the problem, or the GPU, it would happen in games that stress the GPU most.

Either way, I'd try software solutions first, e.g. reinstalling drivers and games or running memory tests, because these solutions don't need buying new parts. If that doesn't help, yes, of course, you have to start thinking about replacing the PSU and so on.
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January 11, 2014 6:13:17 PM

aevm said:
It can be a hardware problem, because different games put pressure on different hardware parts. For example if you have a defect RAM stick you could have crashes only in games that consume more RAM than others. Or if your CPU is overheating you will see crashes in games that push the CPU to 100%. If the PSU is the problem, or the GPU, it would happen in games that stress the GPU most.

Either way, I'd try software solutions first, e.g. reinstalling drivers and games or running memory tests, because these solutions don't need buying new parts. If that doesn't help, yes, of course, you have to start thinking about replacing the PSU and so on.


I have tried FurMark(GPU Stress Test) for 50minutes , it has no problem
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