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January 14, 2014 11:50:01 AM

Yes my computer restarts when im playing games this is any games really annoying. Temps reach CPU max 50s GPU max 60's. Dont think its overheating. Have reinstalld windows and drivers about 4 times now so must be hardware.

Specs:
Motherboard ASUS M5A78L
CPU: AMD FX
Graphics card: AMD Radeon HD 7870
Fan cooling
1 terabite Memory
Ram 8gb

Thats all I know of the top of my head. Please help its only new and pissing me of as I cant play games. Ran a Burn in test for 2 and a bit hours came up with no Errors except 3D and 2D test interrupted but they started again

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January 14, 2014 11:52:38 AM

what is the make/model and power rating of your power supply?
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January 14, 2014 12:04:04 PM

If those are your temps (and those are good temps), then i would concur that it sounds like your power supply isn't able to provide enough power to everything at once. The burn in is probably CPU or GPU only, which probably get enough on their own, but you crank up both pretty well on high-end games, which is when PSU's are pushed the hardest. What kind of PSU do you have? (and more specific specs on the rest of your machine would be helpful)
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January 14, 2014 12:16:14 PM

The Power supply is a 450w switching ZM450-GS ZALMAN
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January 14, 2014 12:31:57 PM

If your computer just restarts without BSOD or any other warning signs (eg lockup) then I would say PSU is most likely faulty and/or probably pushed to its limits. 450w PSU is pretty weak these days w/ dedicated graphics etc.
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January 14, 2014 12:48:00 PM

Ya getting somebody to come over tomorrow take a look and prove somethings up so I can claim on warranty
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January 18, 2014 5:06:52 AM

Will post results soon sent it back to the PC company to see what they can do hopefully a new PW
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March 11, 2014 3:20:52 PM

Alright I just got a new 650w PSU and yet the problem still occurs I really need to get this fixed my next step is to send it to a Computer repair shop see if they know whats up ?
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March 12, 2014 10:42:09 AM

Anybody ?
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March 12, 2014 1:20:45 PM

Could it be my graphics card ?
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March 13, 2014 11:08:20 AM

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April 4, 2014 8:32:33 AM

Can anybody help me in the middle of distress here
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April 10, 2014 7:38:54 AM

Update took the CPU off the motherboard seems the company who put the PC together for me had hardly placed enough Thermal paste onto the PC unfortunately the problem still exists
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April 13, 2014 9:51:41 AM

Update: added a case fan at the back for exhaust problem still exists what could it be ?
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April 14, 2014 6:22:05 AM

Restarting during Minecraft and not GTA 4 ?
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