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Computer shuts down unexpectedly when playing games

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Last response: in Graphics Cards
May 16, 2012 11:23:53 AM

Hey guys,
I'm having a strange issue that my computer shuts down whenever I run a game. Sometimes when I turn the pc on, there's no display and a red light on my graphics card. However my computer runs fine while doing other task such as watching movies etc. My specs are : Radeon HD5970, Intel Core i5 @ 3.3 ghz, intel Motherboard, 4GB RAM, 1 HDD, 1 SSD, 600W power supply. Your help will be appreciated !

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May 16, 2012 11:57:22 AM

I guess that's the power supply or the card itself. I don't think a '600W' can run a 5970, except that the 600W is a good one.
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May 16, 2012 1:22:19 PM

But it was runninf fine with that power supply for more than an year
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May 16, 2012 3:53:19 PM

I have an Epsilon 80PLUS 600, I haven't checked my temps but my graphics card gets really heated up
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May 16, 2012 5:29:40 PM

It's 1.5 years old. Thanks guys for your help I'll try changing the PSU.
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May 16, 2012 5:34:40 PM

Also check the air flow of the case. You can find guides on Toms. It helps components LIVE longer...
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