Recently I moved my PC for a LAN which I do often. However, this time after moving it my PC keeps shutting down when playing graphics intensive games. I don't overclock.
It seems to shutdown guaranteed every time the GPU hits 70 degrees which sounds odd because that is not that hot.
Here are my system specs.
CPU: i7 2600K 3.4GHz
MB: AsRock Z68 Extreme7 Gen3
GPU: GIGABYTE AMD Radeon HD 7970 3GB
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16Gb
PSU: Silverstone Strider 1200W
I thought it might be my PSU... However, I'm reluctant to make that call since it was rather expensive and as far as I'm aware its a good quality PSU... and with 1200W its definitely not overloaded...
Things I've tried:
- Re-seating Graphics card
- Reinstalling Drivers
- Reseting Graphics Card Defaults
- Unplug PSU connections and Re-Plug them
- Cleaned out a lot of dust
- Plugging the PSU into a different wall socket than everything else.
- Monitored Temperatures.. Highest that goes is GPU and at 70degrees every time it shuts down.
I've had this setup for over a year now and its only just started doing this.... So I'm at a loss, please help I'm getting frustrated not being able to play any decent games and the fault is not incredibly obvious to me. Thanks
You could carefully! set the fan speed higher/target temp lower and see if it is stable under 70°C. If it is, you could probably return it. Also, do you know which temperatures it had, before you moved it?
I've forced the fan speed on the graphics card to 100%.. it take a bit longer to get to 70°C but once it hits 70 it still shuts down.
Unfortunately I don't know what temps it was getting to before. My bro has the exact same card.. Maybe I should test with his and see if it does the same thing? rule out or confirm the graphics card maybe.. I guess I could do the same for the PSU. Will let yall know how it goes.