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May 12, 2012 11:00:55 PM

Hello,
I just got this system put together and attempted to play some games. I have updated all the drivers to the best of my knowledge but I am getting hardware/shutdowns when gaming.
I5 3570K - Stock Clock
Coolermaster n520
EVGA 560ti
Gigabyte Z68AP-D3
OCZ Octane 120GB SSD
Ultra X3 1000W 80a 12v rail
Corsair Vengence 2x4gb

I know most of you all are going to suggest the power supply, and it probably is, but any other ideas would be greatly appreciated. The PSU has 80amps to its 12v rail so I figured that would be sufficient. Also outside of gaming I can rung Furmark and Prime95 and not experience a crash.

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May 12, 2012 11:16:04 PM

I recently had a somewhat similar problem and the computer would crash the game and Windows and restart the computer just from launching the game. The computer would be fine in 2D and could do anything except play games. I sent the motherboard to the manufacturer because I had determined that it was the motherboard and they said it was the bios chip so they replaced it. I just got it back so I'm going to be putting it back in. Also it was a Gigabyte board and I notice that you have a gigabyte board as well. Have you updated the bios on the motherboard ?
If it's not the motherboard then it's the power supply and the best way to know is if you have a way to test it in another system or to have another psu to put in your system.
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May 12, 2012 11:18:33 PM

tjennings87 said:
Hello,
I just got this system put together and attempted to play some games. I have updated all the drivers to the best of my knowledge but I am getting hardware/shutdowns when gaming.
I5 3570K - Stock Clock
Coolermaster n520
EVGA 560ti
Gigabyte Z68AP-D3
Ultra X3 1000W 80a 12v rail
Corsair Vengence 2x4gb

I know most of you all are going to suggest the power supply, and it probably is, but any other ideas would be greatly appreciated. The PSU has 80amps to its 12v rail so I figured that would be sufficient. Also outside of gaming I can rung Furmark and Prime95 and not experience a crash.

Then the chances of the problem being the power supply are slim
Can you run both at the same time ?
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May 12, 2012 11:29:06 PM

Yeah I have been able to run both Prime95 and Furmark at the same time. From probably 30 minutes, without errors. The temps aren't really alarming either, Furmark pushed my GPU to almost 90 and my CPU never touched 60c. The bios has been updated, IB didn't want to play at all with the z68 board on the old bios.
May 12, 2012 11:30:33 PM

One more thing, The OS/SWTOR are loaded onto a 120gb OCZ OCTANE SSD, I doubt its the cause though.
a b U Graphics card
May 13, 2012 12:42:47 AM

If your system has a HDD as well, try loading a game it. Then try to play it. You may need a firmware upgrade on the SSD as well.
May 13, 2012 1:41:52 AM

Done that, same result. I have a cheapo psu I am going to try. I also have a 9800gtx I can swap in to see if it still crashes, it probably won't pull on the psu as hard so it may not be a good test. Thanks for the suggestions
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May 13, 2012 1:51:42 AM

If the psu is defective then it won't take much to crash it , just running a game from any video card would do it.
May 13, 2012 2:01:04 AM

Let me know what happens with your new board, if I don't have this resolved by then. My system shuts down sometimes before even fully launching a game much like you said yours was.
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May 13, 2012 2:08:45 AM

I plan on doing the swap in a day or so , I use water cooling so it takes a little longer to take things out and put it back especialy a motherboard , but I will let you know what happens. They did tell me that the bios chip was defective and I have my doubts as to that being the cause of the issue I was having . but we shall see.
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May 13, 2012 5:56:04 AM

GL
May 14, 2012 12:25:38 AM

Popped an old 9800GTX in the system and it seems to stay a lot cooler, guess I'll RMA the 560ti. The 9800 actually holds it's own when it's not bottlenecked by a Q6700 CPU.
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