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PC powering-off when exiting games.

Last response: in Motherboards
July 15, 2011 6:21:38 AM

I have had this problem for quite some time. My PC runs all my games smoothly and without heating up too much. CPU temperature is generally 45-55 when I'm in game, while my video card is around that range as well.

Whenever I alt+tab out of a game, or exit the game all together, my PC powers off within a couple seconds, and does not turn back on unless I flip the switch on the psu and wait a few seconds before turning it back on. It's as if someone pulled the power plug from the machine.

From the temperature readings, I think it's safe to assume that this is not a problem with over heating. I feel it has to do with memory or system power. Specs are:

CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 965 black 3.4ghz
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 4GB (2x 2gb) 240-pin
PSU: Antec Earthwatts 650w

Any help would be appreciated.

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a c 156 V Motherboard
July 15, 2011 2:20:04 PM

Sounds like a PSU problem. Can you borrow another working PSU of similar power capacity?
July 15, 2011 5:27:00 PM

No, I have only 1 desktop PC in the house :(  The rest are laptops.