Bad PSU? Computer shutting during bf3 gameplay. Tags: Power Supplies Battlefield Computers Graphics Cards Components Last response: December 12, 2011 8:25 PM in Components Share mvaillette December 12, 2011 6:17:09 PM I started playing BF3 a week or so after it came out. Upgraded my graphics card for it. The game has had lots of issues but it runs fine on my computer, with one main exception: My whole computer shuts down randomly, only while I play BF3. It seems as if the frequency has increased to be about once every 30-60 minutes. I set my PC to not restart on BSODs, so it's not one of those. How do I test to see if the shutdowns are overheats or a bad PSU? More about : bad psu computer shutting bf3 gameplay amuffin a c 111 ) Power supply a c 109 U Graphics card December 12, 2011 6:52:54 PM What are the specs of your system? You might have too many things pulling a wattage over or very near to the wattage rated on your psPr mvaillette December 12, 2011 7:01:10 PM I have a 750 Watt PSU. I doubt the wattage is an issue unless my PSU is going bad but I don't know how to test. Intel quad core Q6600 8gig RAM Vista 64 ASUS p5n-D mobo geforce GTX460 Related resources [ Computer freezing] during 3D gameplay , help! - Forum Getting BSOD during gameplay /movies (HD 7970) - Forum GPU Usage dropping to Zero during gameplay - Forum Black screen crash during gameplay - Forum Computer shutting off and restarting itself during game - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer amuffin a c 111 ) Power supply a c 109 U Graphics card December 12, 2011 7:02:20 PM Which exact cpu? If it isn't a quality psu then this might happen. Also what are the temps of cpu and gpPr mvaillette December 12, 2011 7:10:25 PM intel core 2 quad Q6600... I don't know how to get a reading on the temps while I'm playing. I dont know I got the PSU off newegg 3 years ago. Lots of reviews, none were bad. mvaillette December 12, 2011 8:25:46 PM some notes: I checked, while just browsing the internet my CPUs are running at 65, 66, 68, and 68 deg C ... that sounds hot to me? I wonder what it looks like when chucking 'nades at people. GPU is running at 33 C Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumDisplay turns off/ computer freezes during gameplay ForumNew Lag Issue During Gameplay ForumNew computer locking up during gameplay HELPP! ForumComputer shuts off during gameplay ForumHD 5770 Struggling with BF3 ForumGames minimize during gameplay and will not maximize. ForumComputer freezing during gameplay ForumArtifacts during gameplay - warranty? ForumThermaltake 850w PCI-E question ForumPsu help ForumPSU problem, I think I've tried everything. ForumHow Big of a PSU do I need? Forum[Solved] Can I upgrade the CPU on this computer? ForumHow often does Newegg sale the i7-2600k with a free copy of BF3? ForumBad MotherBoard Or PSU? More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !