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July 18, 2012 7:39:05 PM

Hello there i bought a new pc for gaming and everytime it just shuts off in the middle of a game

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These are the specs Please help...
Mother board: a960g
AMD FX(tm)-4100 Quad-Core Processor
14 GB
Windows 7 64-Bit
AMD Sapphire Radeon HD 6950
1TB hard drive
500w power supply

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July 18, 2012 11:49:20 PM

What brand is the power supply? have you watched the temps of your system? try core temp.
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July 19, 2012 3:42:56 AM

I see that in your GPU-Z Your GPU is at 4% load and your temps are at normal settings. That only tells us your temps are normal at idle. They are sort of leaning to the high side of normal.

But nothing to worry about. What are your temps under load? You can use a program like MSI Afterburner to see what your temps are and your fps all on your screen as you play your games.

Then you can see if it ia a over heat issue. Anything over 80c is not where you want to be and anything over 90c you will start to have major issues. If you don't have the programs I will link you to it.

Just in case you don't and the user manual as well. Now we need to know what your PSU brand is because that also could be the problem. Let us know and good luck. I use all of these programs. I won't game with out them.

http://event.msi.com/vga/afterburner/download.htm

http://event.msi.com/vga/afterburner/images/Afterburner...

http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html

http://www.alcpu.com/CoreTemp/

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July 26, 2012 1:43:03 AM

Thank you for all the info I got a new cpu cooler keeps it at 17-22c and a new power supply So far everything has been going on great I think the power supply was a faulty one. Thanks again...
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July 26, 2012 3:13:02 AM

14 gig of ram? you got a problem with a stick or have you mixed and matched? mixing isnt a good idea as it can stress the memory managment unit. so remove or add a stick so there all matched pairs.
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July 26, 2012 4:15:07 AM

Jonathaan2 said:
Thank you for all the info I got a new cpu cooler keeps it at 17-22c and a new power supply So far everything has been going on great I think the power supply was a faulty one. Thanks again...


I am very glad to hear the good news and it does sound like it could have been the PSU causing the problems. I hope you got a good brand PSU like Corsair, Antec, Seasonic, XFX, Silver Stone, and some models of OCZ.

There are a few other brands that are good but there are a whole lot of brands you don't want to buy. I will link you to a list of PSU's that on Tier 1 are the best and on Tier 5 are the worst.

If your PSU comes up on Tier 4 or 5 then take it back and if on Tier 3 it is iffy iffy you would have to make the call or ask us on here. I hope you did good on that as well and good luck to you.

http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx

EDIT: One more thing do what HEXiT has suggested to take out the odd RAM because it will cause issues and you don't need that as well.
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