Recently I have been playing S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Call of Pripyat and I've been having some trouble with my computer. After about 20-30 minutes of playing my computer will turn off instantly and I'm a bit puzzled since I know some about computers. I'm concerned that it is my power supply slowly dieing, but I want second opinions before I purchase any upgrades.
Windows 7 64bit Q6600 2.4ghz stock ( I know, bottleneck to the max :| ) XFX 5870 1GB 4GB DDR2 800Mhz RAM 800W BFG Tech Power Supply
I've had the power supply for about 2-3 years now and I don't know if it's performing as it should.
I monitor my temperatures while playing STALKER using HWMonitor and up to 1 minute before my computer turns off I have steady temperatures of 60-70C on the graphics card and 50-59C on the CPU (all cores).
Let me know if any of you need additional information, thanks!
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I gotta ask how you could possibly think a 2.4GHz Q6600 is causing a bottleneck?
I've heard that 3.0 - 3.2 ghz is a recommended amount for a 5870 to perform at its highest potential.