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System Shutdown While Gaming

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May 12, 2012 11:49:31 PM

I have an issue with my System shutting down while gaming. Almost as soon as I launch a game the system crashes. Outside of a game I can rung Prime95 and Furmark at the same time and not crash the system. Booted into Bios after the crashes cpu temps don't seem alarming. While running both Furmark and Prime95 the cpu never really went over 60c and the gpu stayed at around 90c. The graphics card driver has been updated as well. Do you think it would be the PSU its a few years old, but it suppose to have 80 amps on its 12v rail, which should be plenty for this card.
Here are the specs
i5 3570k
GIGABYTE z68ap-d3
Hypermaster n520
Corsair Vengence 8gb
EVGA 560ti

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a b ) Power supply
May 13, 2012 12:14:23 AM

what power supply do you have,i cant see it listed here in your system specs,and 90c seems a bit high for your video card,its close to max temps
May 13, 2012 12:19:10 AM

Wow I left out the most important spec.

Ultra X3 1000w. (Like I said its 3-4 years old).

Nearly as soon as I launch a game the thing just shutdowns no BSOD then reboots.

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a b ) Power supply
May 13, 2012 12:28:04 AM

that power supply looks good,more than enough for your system,has your system just started to do this recently,have you tried msi after burner,i use it to monitor my temps for my gtx 560ti card,i also increase the fan speed to regulate the temps,you can try this,its easy to use
a b ) Power supply
a b 4 Gaming
May 13, 2012 12:39:50 AM

monitor the temperatures. a computer can instantly shut down when a certain temperature has been reached(usually from 95 celcius to 105 celcius)
May 13, 2012 1:45:44 AM

Unfortunately temps are good. I set the gpu fan to 100% and still got the crash. The CPU isn't getting above 50ish either. I have a spare psu(cheapo) and a 9800 card I'm going to swap in. Thanks for the suggestions
May 13, 2012 1:48:04 AM

mrclownface said:
that power supply looks good,more than enough for your system,has your system just started to do this recently,have you tried msi after burner,i use it to monitor my temps for my gtx 560ti card,i also increase the fan speed to regulate the temps,you can try this,its easy to use


This is a brand new build. Updated bios and drivers. I use the Evga app to adjust fan speed and it still crashed the system at 100%
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