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March 25, 2014 4:56:42 PM

Sometimes I can play BF4 for an hour without restart, but sometimes I can only play for 15 minutes until it restarts by itself. I got my Toughtpower 850W PSU from a friend when I built my computer 8 months ago, he had used it for a couple of years before me. I have tried updating my bios, and I have Cleaned my computer to keep good airflow. I don't know what more to do. Any help?
Motherboard: MSI Z87 G45 gaming
MSI GTX 770 phantom 4gb
I7 4770K

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March 25, 2014 4:58:27 PM

Make sure that your pc is running cool enough. Also, what are the specs of your PC?
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March 25, 2014 5:24:11 PM

AleksH said:
Make sure that your pc is running cool enough. Also, what are the specs of your PC?


I am using the NZXT SENTRY LX Fan Control, the temperature readings inside the case is 35 degrees celsius, I don't have any temperature readings on hardware when the pc restarts.
I7 4770k (No oc) - Gainward GTX 770 phantom 4gb (No oc) - MSI Z87 G45 Gaming - 16 GB 1600MHz RAM -
Toughpower 850 watt PSU - CM storm Trooper - 125 GB SSD - 3 TB HDD - Windows 7 64 bit
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March 25, 2014 5:54:01 PM

You need something to actually read the temperatures on the graphics card itself while your playing a game. Case temps don't mean sqwat. There's a wide array of applications out there, but to keep it simple, try speedfan first: http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php

Usually good about reading video card temps, as well as CPU, HDD, etc. If that doesn't work for temp monitoring for the graphics card, your vendor has something called Expertool which may have a monitoring feature, I'm not sure: http://www.gainward.com/main/download.php?vgapro=912&la...

I remember having a similar issue with a GTX 460 back in like 2011 ish. I found out the card was defective in the sense that no matter what I did, the actual fan would stop operating after prolong use. Swapped it out, never had a problem after.
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March 25, 2014 6:01:48 PM

cpatel1987 said:
You need something to actually read the temperatures on the graphics card itself while your playing a game. Case temps don't mean sqwat. There's a wide array of applications out there, but to keep it simple, try speedfan first: http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php

Usually good about reading video card temps, as well as CPU, HDD, etc. If that doesn't work for temp monitoring for the graphics card, your vendor has something called Expertool which may have a monitoring feature, I'm not sure: http://www.gainward.com/main/download.php?vgapro=912&la...

I remember having a similar issue with a GTX 460 back in like 2011 ish. I found out the card was defective in the sense that no matter what I did, the actual fan would stop operating after prolong use. Swapped it out, never had a problem after.


Thank you, I will test it soon.
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