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System restarts when gaming.

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March 28, 2012 1:51:35 AM

Hello everyone

About 2 weeks ago I upgraded my PC from Vista 32bit to a fresh install of Win 7 64 bit. Now when I play BF3 for instance, my computer will shut off within a minute of entering the game and after 3 seconds power itself back on. Once my computer has restarted I can usual play without it happening again. Anyone have any idea on what could be the problem?

This never happened on Vista.

Specs:

Windows 7 ultimate
i7 2700K @ 3.50Ghz
Asus P8Z68-V PRO motherboard
8gb of DDR3
GTX 580
850W power supply



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March 28, 2012 2:00:33 AM

Could it be the CPU overheating? A drivers issue? Try updating the drivers
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March 28, 2012 2:03:57 AM

Overheating is not the issue and all my drivers are up to date.
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March 28, 2012 2:09:58 AM

It could be a problem with your PSU. What are the specs on your PSU?
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March 28, 2012 2:22:12 AM

Power 850 Watts
80 Plus Silver
ATX Connector 1
EPS Connector 1
PCI-E Connector 6
4 Pin Peripheral Connector 12
SATA Connector 12
Floppy Connector 2
MTBF 100,000 hours

Corsair HX850W Specifications: Model CMPSU-850HX
AC INPUT 100-240V ~ 12A 50/60Hz
DC OUTPUT +3.3V +5V +12V -12V +5Vsb
MAX CURRENT 25A 25A 70A 0.8A 3A
MAX COMBINED WATTAGE 150W 840W 9.6W 15W
TOTAL POWER: 850W

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March 28, 2012 2:37:20 AM

After a quick google search, I came across numerous good reviews but also a lot of bad reviews mostly of the same issue you are having so even though corsair is a great brand it could be the PSU
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March 28, 2012 3:19:41 AM

Is there a way to test the PSU?
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