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New Windows 8.1 PC Restarts when playing Games

Hey,
I will try make this short and sweat as best as i can. Basically when ever I seem to play a game, Shogun 2 at the moment, my PC will restart (not shut down restart). It just goes black then has the little blue windows 8 tile thing and then I select my user and whatever. Is it maybe that I have to many applications open (I am currently installing two other games as I play) and I don't have enough RAM? I built this PC myself and it works perfectly except for this little hiccup.

Please Help!

Cheers
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  1. We can only guess until you post your complete system specs including model numbers. My first guess would be the PSU.
  2. Intel Pentium g3320
    Sapphire Radeon R9 270
    WD Blue 1TB
    G.Skill Ripjaws X 2x 2GB
    Antec Neo 520
    Gigabyte B85M D3H
  3. shortstuff_mt said:
    We can only guess until you post your complete system specs including model numbers. My first guess would be the PSU.


    If it were the psu how would i be able to check if it is?
  4. What are you using for cooling. Slight possibility your CPU may be over heating while gaming (putting load on cpu), which could cause a restart.
  5. Best answer
    Sounds like the secondary power connectors from the power supply to the graphics card are not providing proper power so the graphic card tries to get all of its power from the PCI slot. Which will cause the motherboard to reset the CPU.

    basically, check that the connections are good and there is proper power to the external connectors
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