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I cannot play Directx 10 games please help!!!!!!!

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November 12, 2009 5:26:58 PM

For some reason when launch games in DirectX 10 before I even access the menus it shuts down my pc. This has happened in Bioshock, Stalker, Crysis, and others. No one on the web has heard of this the way it happens to me help if you can. DirectX 9 play pretty good from what I can see.
MY Specs
Striker Extreme 680i
E6600 Duo Core
4Gb DDR2 800
ati 5870 this also happened on 8800gtx
Vista 64 bit
700 Watt Powersupply

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November 12, 2009 5:34:48 PM

Which 700W PSU do you have? It's possible the newer games stress your system to the point where the PSU can't continue to provide clean power and the system shuts down.

What are your idle/load CPU temps?
November 12, 2009 5:40:30 PM

I do believe it has something to do with it. It is just weird it happens mainly in the menus before it even requires power.
Thermaltake W0106RU 700W Complies with ATX 12V 2.2 & EPS 12V version SLI Certified 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Retail

Brand Thermaltake
Model W0106RU
Type Complies with ATX 12V 2.2 & EPS 12V version
Maximum Power 700W
Fans Silent 140mm Fan
PFC Active
Main Connector 20+4Pin
+12V Rails 4
PCI-Express Connector 2 x 6-Pin
SATA Power Connector 6
SLI Certified
Modular Yes
Power Good Signal 100-500ms
Hold-up Time 16ms min.
Efficiency up to 85%
Energy-Efficient 80 PLUS Certified
Over Voltage Protection Yes
Input Voltage 100 - 240 V
Input Frequency Range 47 - 63 Hz
Input Current 10A @ 115V, 5A @ 230V
Output +3.3@30A,+5V@28A,+12V1@18A,+12V2@18A,+12V3@18A,+ 12V4@18A,-12V@0.8A,+5VSB@3.0A
MTBF >120,000 hours
Approvals CE, CB, TUV, FCC, UL, CUL, and BSMI certified
Connectors 1 x Main connector (20+4 pin)
1 x 12V(4+4-pin)
7 x peripheral
6 x SATA
1 x Floppy
2 x PCI-E
Features Mirror Finish
Modularized Cable Management to eliminate clutter and improve airflow inside the case
Next generation four +12V rails(12V1, 12V2, 12V3, 12V4) supports high-end graphic card and PC system (combined loading of 56A)
Independent Voltage Circuit: offers unflappable current delivery under heavy load and makes voltage output more stable
Extremely good voltage regulation (±3%): provides steady voltage for system
Industrial grade components (capacitor, transformer, etc)