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My PC Blue Screens after playing graphics intensive games after 10-20 mins

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March 16, 2014 2:55:12 PM

My specs are:
Motherboard: ASUS Z87-K
Graphics Card: ASUS Nvidia GeForce 770
RAM: Corsair Memory Vengeance Jet Black Low Profile 8GB DDR3 1600 MHz CAS 9 XMP Dual Channel Desktop
CPU: Intel CPU i5-4670K 3.4GHz Socket 1150 Quad Core Haswell
PSU: Silverstone SST-ST70F-ES Strider Essential 700W Power Supply (PSU)
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64
running on Samsung 840 Evo

The main games I've had problems with are
Alice: Madness Returns
LOTR: War in the North
so far

Please help, I got the system in January and it shouldn't be doing this, where have I gone wrong?

a b V Motherboard
March 16, 2014 2:57:28 PM

sounds like a thermal shut down...

what cooler are you using?
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March 16, 2014 3:01:21 PM

corroded said:
sounds like a thermal shut down...

what cooler are you using?


I'm just using the heatsink that came with the PSU
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a b V Motherboard
March 16, 2014 3:05:20 PM

Get the Intel Extreme Tuning software and monitor your temps and the rest of the system while running a benchmark and see if it is heat or something else... if it is heat then get an after market CPU cooler.
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March 16, 2014 3:37:22 PM

corroded said:
Get the Intel Extreme Tuning software and monitor your temps and the rest of the system while running a benchmark and see if it is heat or something else... if it is heat then get an after market CPU cooler.


I've run the benchmarking test on the utility and these were the results:

Maximum Processor Frequency: 4.21GHz

Highest CPU temperature: 100°C

Can you get anything from this as to whether the cause is heat?
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a b V Motherboard
March 16, 2014 3:38:38 PM

that is way high.... you need a cooler before you cook the CPU off.

I do not get higher than 55C on my system full gaming or anything else..
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March 16, 2014 3:41:57 PM

corroded said:
that is way high.... you need a cooler before you cook the CPU off.

I do not get higher than 55C on my system full gaming or anything else..


Oh dear, I'll get it sorted asap, thanks for this, it was very helpful. Can you suggest any good coolers?
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a b V Motherboard
March 16, 2014 3:45:17 PM

everyone has an opinion on this... I've got the Corsair H50
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