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January 5, 2012 2:57:40 AM

Specs :

Corsair TX750 Watt
i5 2500k 3.3ghz Sandy Bridge
MSI P67A-G43 (B3)
Nvidia GTS 250
ADATA Gaming Series 8 Gig (1600mhz)

I have had this problem for a few days, when I'm playing Battlefield 3 5-30 minutes into the game my computer will just turn off randomly and start itself back up with a 1-2 second delay. I have done a memory test with MSI bios and passed mulitple times, and I don't think its the CPU or GPU over heating but Im going to reproduce the problem to get a accurate temp of the CPU after it crashes. Could it be a bad PSU or memory problem?
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January 5, 2012 3:05:40 AM

Could be a number of things.
Try testing your ram one stick at a time
http://www.memtest.org/
Make sure you have the latest gpu drivers.
Keep us posted.
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January 5, 2012 3:50:27 AM

Use EVGA Precision to get a temperature overlay. That way you can check the temps under heavy load without switching out of the game.

GPU or PSU, I'm thinking. How old is the PSU?
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January 5, 2012 4:32:53 AM

My PSU, CPU, RAM and MOBO are all new, im still rocking a old GTS 250 which is being upgraded tomorrow when my EVGA GTX 560 TI comes in. I turned off XMP (Extreme memory Psomething...) because I need it on for my ram to run at 1600mhz instead of 1333mhz. I turned it off and back down to 1333mhz and I played two normal rounds of BF3, and one longggg one without any freezes or shut downs. I heard that BF3 is sort of bad when it comes to overclocked CPU's and RAM so that could be a reason.
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January 5, 2012 4:52:36 AM

Thanks for EVGA precision, been looking for a program like this. During a 64 player server I will get nothing more than 75 celsius. But I get a sort of high usage percentage, 80%+ usually around in the 90's.
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January 5, 2012 5:50:58 AM

your pc is entirely ok it haven't any problem the issue is in the game BF3 there are many people who having this problem so i guess that is the game problem.anyway try to reseat you cpu.
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January 5, 2012 5:53:55 AM

xtreme5 said:
your pc is entirely ok it haven't any problem the issue is in the game BF3 there are many people who having this problem so i guess that is the game problem.anyway try to reseat you cpu.


I know they are having the freezing issue, I don't think they are having the full system shut off issue. But I am resetting my CPU tomorrow because I bought the Hyper 212+ heatsink/fan so Im installing that and a new GPU tomorrow.
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January 5, 2012 5:56:13 AM

does your video card have a pcie power connector port? If so is it plugged in?
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January 5, 2012 5:58:22 AM

phatbuddha79 said:
does your video card have a pcie power connector port? If so is it plugged in?


Yes sir it is
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