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April 5, 2014 2:03:33 AM

Our PC is about 2 years old now, but the problem started december 2013.
In the beginning it was just some games from Steam. The PC started crashing around 30 minuites of playing, again and again. When it crashes, one of two things happends:

1: The PC is rebooting itself.

or 2: The screen turns black without shutting down.

When the PC crashes, it makes a "brrrr" sound before it turns black.

Suddenly more and more of the games got corrupted. I could plav Terraria for a while, but now it is crashing too. Games not from steam are getting corrupted too.

I have tried cleaning inside the PC, but that didn´t help.


I dont know a lot about the hardware, so please describe a little bit too.

More about : crashes playing games

a b 4 Gaming
April 5, 2014 2:16:07 AM

What's your specs, including the model of the PSU?
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April 5, 2014 3:07:22 AM

What are ur specs?
Also check your CPU and GPU temperature, it might be the reason of the restart.
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April 5, 2014 9:57:35 AM

More and more games are getting corrupted. I think it is a virus.
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April 5, 2014 10:31:53 AM

13032731,0,1625849 said:
I had that issue once before. I would be playing a game or even doing nothing and it would say .exe crashed restarting

To me, it only happens when playing games.

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April 5, 2014 10:47:40 AM

Model: p6-2067sc

Classification: 5,9

Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)i5-2400 CU @ 3.10GHz 3.10 GHz

RAM: 8,00 GB

Sysem: 64-bit
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a b 4 Gaming
April 5, 2014 7:40:17 PM

I want the PSU model, the GPU, and the motherboard. You'll need to open the case.

I highly doubt it's a virus.
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April 5, 2014 8:06:28 PM

buy one of those watt meters and see how much your pulling.
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a b 4 Gaming
April 5, 2014 8:11:20 PM

That's not going to tell him much.
  • They're usually hugely inaccurate for loads with PF<1
  • That's plug load, not DC load
  • That still doesn't tell him if something's overheating, or if the PSU's OPP is kicking in.


  • Cheap power meters are pure crap.
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    April 5, 2014 8:14:07 PM

    If he has one lying around its simple and can help rule out the power issue's at the least.
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    April 5, 2014 8:16:26 PM

    I though this was a different thread haha XD sounds like it could be overheating though.
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    April 6, 2014 1:47:37 AM

    Actually, today we are going to reboot the whole computer.
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    April 6, 2014 1:55:03 AM

    Motherboard

    H-CUPERTINO2-H61-uA TX (Cupertino2)

    •Manufacturer: Foxconn
    •Form factor: uATX - 24.4 cm (9.6 inches) x 22.0 cm (8.7 inches)
    •Chipset: Intel H61
    •Memory sockets: 2 x DDR3
    •Front side bus speeds: 5 GT/s (DMI bus)
    •Processor socket: LGA 1155
    •Expansion Slots:
    •1 PCI Express x16 (Gen2.0)
    •3 PCI Express x1 (Gen2.0)
    •1 PCI Express Mini Card x1
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    April 6, 2014 1:56:27 AM

    Power Supply

    Internal 300W (100V-240V)

    •Form factor: Internal ATX
    •Total wattage: 300W
    •Nominal input voltage range:
    •100-127V/6A (50-60Hz)
    •200-240V/3A (50-60Hz)
    •Dimensions: 150mm x 140mm x 86mm (5.9 x 5.5 x 3.4 inches)
    •This power supply has an LED to indicate a possible failure condition when LED is off and power is connected
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    April 6, 2014 2:01:15 AM

    Processor

    Intel Core i5 2400

    •Operating speed: 3.1 GHz (up to 3.4 GHz turbo)
    •Number of cores: 4
    •Socket: LGA1155
    •Bus speed: DMI (Direct Media Interface) - 2.5GT/s
    Processor upgrade information
    •Socket type: LGA 1155
    •TDP: 35W up to 95W (processor dependent)
    •Motherboard supports the following processor upgrades:
    •Core i3-2xxx/T dual core
    •Core i3-2xxx dual core
    •Core i5-2xxx quad core
    •Core i7-2xxx quad core
    •Core G6xx/T dual core
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    April 6, 2014 7:40:08 AM

    The power supply is small, but if all you have is a i5 i doubt its drawing to much do u have a graphics card installed as well?
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    April 8, 2014 5:41:42 AM

    We have not installed anything or taken anything from our computer. We have neither upgraded anything of the hardware. I don't think there is any graphics card actually.
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    April 8, 2014 12:24:05 PM

    It sounds like it could be overheating as if the computer in your case most likely the CPU gets too hot it automatically shuts off. Since it shuts of during gaming which will cause the cpu to work harder and thus hotter your cpu could be overheating. If you cpu fan is dusty or broken it can overheat. Get a cpu program like core temp and see how hot your cpu gets. It could be your PSU but it sounds less likely. It could even have something to do with windows OS not working properly. I would check CPU temp and let us knowl
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    April 11, 2014 5:41:44 AM

    When I play Portal 2, the all the cores is around 50 degrees Celsius.

    Core 0: 50 degrees
    Core 1: 46 degrees
    Core 2: 47 degrees
    Core 3: 51 degrees

    Normally, they are on 40 degrees Celsius.
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