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July 22, 2012 2:28:54 AM

Hi, i am new here and was told this was a good site to find some help. Well I have, like a lot of pc gamers, been buying a lot of games in the steam summer sale. I have tried to play these games but every time I launch one of them up, it runs fine for a good 5-10 minutes but then all of a sudden my whole entire computer turns off then immediately turns on, like it was restarted or something. Now this doesn't happen for all of the games i have, games like League of Legends or Counter-Strike i have no problem with, but most recent games like Civ 5 or Assassins creed, i get into the game for about 5-10 mins and it just shuts off. I have run an anti-virus software and nothing has come up, have cleared out malware and still i have no idea. I am running a quad core and all the temperatures on the cores are just fine, hovering around 30-40 degrees. Any help is appreciated, thanks.

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July 22, 2012 2:36:53 AM

And also, i have the up to date DirectX level, i am running a Intel Core i-2500K CPU @ 3.30 GHz. The video card i am running is a GeForce GTX 560 Ti. 4 gigs of Ram, and my power supply is 600 watts
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July 23, 2012 11:34:27 AM

Could be your Power supply not supplying enough power for those demanding games (Civ 5 and Assassins Creed) you play. Also try checking your GPU temp cause it might be the reason too.
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July 23, 2012 12:09:19 PM

+1 most likely a bad power supply or overheating, what model PSU do you have and check your GPU temps with HWMonitor or similar.
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July 23, 2012 1:31:55 PM

What brand/model PSU is that 600W? Just curious. If a game puts a large load on your system and it can't handle it, it will reboot. I've seen that. Also, do you have an OC on your video card at all. It could be an unstable overclock. I've had cards OCed that were fine for several games, then I come across one that just isn't stable at that clock. Just tossing out ideas. I don't think it's a virus issues, sounds like a power issue.
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July 23, 2012 7:48:38 PM

First, thanks a lot for the nice replies, i have not overclocked my video card so that shouldn't be a problem. I would definitely agree that it might be a power supply issue, maybe something is wrong i will have to check.

The power supply model is: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And the temp on my graphics card is hovering around 35 degrees.
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July 23, 2012 8:43:35 PM

clear up "computer shutting off" for us. What exactly happens.
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July 23, 2012 9:26:48 PM

I play a new game and after about 5-10 mins, usually, my computer just completely shuts off then turns itself on again, pretty much like a restart. This only happens with newer games, older ones like League of Legends or Counter-Strike i don't have any problems.
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July 24, 2012 11:17:53 AM

I read that review - need new quality psu.
-Bruce
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July 24, 2012 4:08:59 PM

simon12 said:
According to this review the power supply is a 450W badged as a 600W http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cooler-Master-eX...
So if the system needs more than a 450W power supply thats your problem. What are your system specs?

That was very interesting. Makes you really want to point the finger at the power supply. It's very likely this is the issue. If the game really hits the CPU and GPU it could cause a load the PSU can't handle and resets.
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