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June 3, 2011 6:29:50 PM

Recently my computer shuts down whenever I am playing games. At first I thought it was a RAM issue, so I swapped out each stick but neither of them seemed to be broken. Then I thought overheating. I ran Core Temp and EVGA Precision to get accurate readings of what was going on in there. MY CPU was hovering around 50-55 celsius while playing, and the GPU was around 60 celsius. nothing else in the system was above 50. When it shuts down, I am unable to turn it back on immediately. Sometimes it takes 3-5 mins before it will turn on again, and it can stutter (turns on then off, then back on) when it finally does. I run a GTX 260, Asus P5KPL-CM motherboard with 4 gigs of ram, 750w power supply, CPU is Intel Core Duo E8400@3.0 ghz. Vista 64 bit os. I have the fan on the video card at 75% while gaming, and have liquid cooling for the cpu, and another additional fan on the case. No clue on what is causing the shutdown. Power supply?

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a b ) Power supply
June 3, 2011 7:34:51 PM

Since you have liquid cooling, how are you cooling down the chipset? Does it get too hot?
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June 3, 2011 7:43:41 PM

Check Power connections (start outside the case) Unplug and plug back in. Try again

If still happening try power connections to mobo and graphics card.
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June 4, 2011 2:29:23 AM

well the last time it shut down I recorded the temperatures. The motherboard was at 44c, CPU 52c, and GPU 65c while playing a game. It took 6 minutes of gameplay to shut down.
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June 4, 2011 9:14:05 PM

Could you add a fan blowing on the chipset to see if the issue goes away.
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June 5, 2011 7:26:54 AM

bought a small fan at target and have it blowing straight into the case, doesn't shut down anymore. So what should I do, install a new fan on my case for more airflow?
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a b ) Power supply
June 5, 2011 1:37:18 PM

The issue most likely is the chipset that isn't properly cooled. You could mount a small flexible fan to cool the chipset or use liquid cooling. More airflow would help if air goes through the components that currently lack cooling.
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June 5, 2011 4:21:03 PM

Thanks very much, is it possible that the internal fan on the liquid cooling is broken? The reason is that I've had this comp for almost two years and this just started happening
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June 5, 2011 4:56:52 PM

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June 5, 2011 5:10:09 PM

I had a problem similar to this a while back. My southbridge was overheating, causing the shutdown. The graphics card was too close to it, causing the temperature to rise whenever i was playing games, and shutting the computer down. I recommend placing a better heatsink on the southbridge.
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a b ) Power supply
June 5, 2011 6:47:54 PM

redikermd said:
Thanks very much, is it possible that the internal fan on the liquid cooling is broken? The reason is that I've had this comp for almost two years and this just started happening

If it was broken, then the CPU should get very hot.
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June 5, 2011 7:25:02 PM

Best answer selected by redikermd.
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June 5, 2011 9:34:45 PM

I'm just not sure what would cause this to happen after almost 2 years I guess. =/
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a b ) Power supply
June 6, 2011 1:01:28 AM

Components age out and so does heat paste, there might be some dust that prevents optimal cooling, etc. mourde's recommendation is a good one.
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