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Computer shuts off with no performance issues or high heat readings

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April 18, 2014 9:05:25 PM

Hey guys, I've been looking around and have read many threads about this problem, but the solutions offered haven't remedied my issues, maybe someone can finally shed some light on my issue.

I made a custom PC back during December of 2013
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and it works fine for low end tasks like programming/media/low requirement games, but as soon as I start playing any triple A style over-the-top game, my computer decides to shut down on it's self with no warning. Normally I would think this is a heating problem and I've taken my baby apart and re-coated her thermal paste, gave her a thorough dusting, and re-wired everything (from case fans to re-inserting everything on the motherboard) yet I'm still suffering from the total power kill, so I went in an got a 800W PSU, still no improvement. I don't have the money to get/test any new GPUs or CPUs but I did take her in to have some guys run it through the hardware gauntlet and they couldn't find any problems with either of them. This problem only exists while gaming, my heats peak at 70-80 at most and I almost always have a high powered desk fan blowing air out of my case sitting right next to it. My parts are a bit dusty, but I haven't suffered any fan speed drops. I have no idea whats wrong, and its getting kinda annoying when I can't even play BF3 for more than 10 minutes

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April 18, 2014 9:10:53 PM

If you are getting 70 to 80 degrees on the FX 8350, that might be the source of your problem. AMD recommends a core temperature no higher than 62 degrees celsius for their desktop CPUs. If that's your temp on your GPU, then that's okay.

Could you also give the brand and model number of the "800 watt" power supply. Not all PSUs are created equal, and there are a lot of them out there that can't deliver the wattage they promise, and that might be your issue. The FX 8350 is a power hungry CPU, and the GTX 660Ti also requires a decent amount of juice.
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April 19, 2014 1:30:06 AM

I have the same problem as you have, it's been about a year and a half now.

I tried changing the case, letting it opened (which I do not recommend because of dust), swapping the thermal paste, buying a new PSU, and nothing worked.

My games either crash or it just gives me a BSOD and restarts.

I'm sorry I can't help you, but I wish you luck. This really sucks.
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April 25, 2014 1:12:32 AM

Supernova1138 said:
If you are getting 70 to 80 degrees on the FX 8350, that might be the source of your problem. AMD recommends a core temperature no higher than 62 degrees celsius for their desktop CPUs. If that's your temp on your GPU, then that's okay.

Could you also give the brand and model number of the "800 watt" power supply. Not all PSUs are created equal, and there are a lot of them out there that can't deliver the wattage they promise, and that might be your issue. The FX 8350 is a power hungry CPU, and the GTX 660Ti also requires a decent amount of juice.

Sorry for the late reply:
The temps don't normally peak that high, its just the highest recorded temps that my computer have reached. Normally when gaming (before it kills its self) I average within the 20-40 range.
As for the PSU, both my 500 and 800W were of corsair brand. I tried out the 800, but returned it when it didn't solve my problem, so right now I'm running off of a http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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