Have tried installing and playing several games. Literally get a minute or so into the game before system resets itself (no lockup / freeze - just resets).
The games I've tried so far have been World in Conflict, Need for Speed Shift, Battlestations Pacific.
Here's my system
i7 920 - running at 2.67ghz
Asus PT6 SE
6gb ddr3 ocz memory
Sapphire ATI 4890 HD
500W NorthQ PSU 4350GP-FL
Crucial M225 64gb SSD
Does a system reset instantly point towards a obvious culprit?
- memory issue / latency / voltage?
- power supply / overheating / insufficient watts?
- graphics card / driver issue?
- cpu overheating?
I'm thinking that either I have a faulty graphics card or a PSU that isn't up to the job (even though the graphics card says a 500w PSU should be fine). The graphics card is running at stock speeds (870 / 1050)
I've got the latest drivers installed via CCC, so I don't think they're an issue.
- 0dB noise under normal conditions
- 12v ATX2.2 standard
- 80 % efficiency
- Green Power certified
- Grid case design for free airflow
- Build-in 70mm smart backup FAN
- ROHS certified
- 2 x S-ATA
Lifetime : 50,000 hours at 25°
70mm BackUp FAN
This FAN only turns on when the temperature reach the limit temperature for FANLESS operation at 65º and will spin until the temperature is below threshold again and turn off
Not much else you can do, short of wiping your HDD and reinstalling/updating everything. If the problem persists, it is a Hardware issue. With your symptoms (complete computer reboot after a short time gaming) a faulty PSU seems to be the culprit.
Either return the PSU you bought, borrow one, or buy a new one. If it is a faulty PSU, nothing short of a replacement will diagnose/fix the issue.
If the graphics were slow, and full of artifacts (obvious graphical glitches) then the card might be a culprit. But complete restarts, especially repeatable shortly after starting a higher power task (like a graphically intensive game) screams PSU issue. I can't tell you how to obtain another PSU for testing, but you definitely need one. If it is a new build you should be able to return it for a replacement/credit at the least.
I have the same problem but I have a different graphics card and my computer restarts after a couple of hours gaming on "Need for Speed World" and today it restarted it's self after being on the login screen for "APBR - All Points Bulletin Reloaded" for about 15 minutes
I checked the event log and apparently the problem of mine is called "Kernel Power Event 41"
Any help would be appreciated!
My specs are:
Case: HUNTKEY H305 BLACK CASE OS: MS WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM OEM/64BIT Processor: AMD PHENOM II X4 970 AM3 3.5 GHZ QUADCORE Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-880GM-USB3 DESKTOP MOTHERBOARD Memory: GEIL 8GB KIT DDR3 ENHANCE PLUS C9 1600/1750MHz Hard Drive: WD CAVIAR BLUE 3.5" 1TB 7200/32MB/SATA3 Graphics Card: XFX HD6670 800Mhz PCIe/1GB/DVI/HDMI/DP Optical Drive: ASUS DVD RW 24x BK/ +/-/DL/SATA Power Supply: COOLERMASTER EXTREME POWER PLUS 550W
Hey I am having the exact same problem. The video card is most likely nit the problem I've switched out 3 and it still fies it. On board graphics works which is weird. I have been trying to find a solution for 3-4 weeks and have tested everything but psu and mobo but I doubt it is the mobo. Lemme know if you find a solution I'd be extremely grateful. My computer is also brand spanking new just built it.