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December 16, 2012 10:30:37 AM

I just replaced my motherboard from a GIGABYTE GA-MA770T to a GIGABYTE GA-970A-D3 cause I wanted to run my ram at correct speeds and the option of adding another video card for crossfire in the future and everything was fine I had gamed on it for many hours at stock settings with no problem I never overclocked anything and one day I came home from work and it starts crashing during games I can do everything but play games when I play games it just dies crashes no bsod no errors errors just dead after I did some digging and it shows that my cpu is overheating so I cleaned all the fans did a system refresh my gpu is not overheating I dont know what to do with it this problem just appeared one day. please help!!! I love my games :'( 

my build is:

AMD FX-4100 Zambezi 3.6GHz (brand new) at stock speed

G-skill ripjaws 16gb 4x sticks of 4gb

2x 500 gb harddrives

1x ssd 32 gb

a sapphire ati redeon 6850

fresh install of windows 8 pro 64bit

thermaltake 600w power supply (brand new)

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December 16, 2012 10:43:58 AM

What are the temps of your gfx card when not playing games? - if the sapphire doesn't have a monitor utility then download, install and run gpu-z to display temp sensor readings.

Is the reading high? (online reviews of your exact card will help here).
Then, turn on logging in gpu-z (see checkbox) then play a game. After the crash check the log to see how high the temps went.

It may be a defective gfx card, restricted cooling (check and clean the inside of your pc, particularly around all fans and vents), or defective psu.
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December 16, 2012 5:49:38 PM

it idles around 35-40c the highest ive seen it get is 70c ive cleaned out the entire case and no change.
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December 16, 2012 6:45:33 PM

cpu is overheating check your cpu fan if it is working try this to read your temp on system http://www.hwinfo.com/ and if you still use the stock fan maybe it could not handle the heat produce by the overclock ,you could try to repaste with a good paste after removing the old one see if the cooler is well fix on the cpu.
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December 16, 2012 8:23:05 PM

I have not overclocked the cpu or any other components
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December 16, 2012 9:20:25 PM

Are your 6850 drivers Win 8 compatible? Were you running Win 8 before changing your mobo? On an unrelated note, do not even install easytune 6. Caused me massive amounts of grief (was hoping it would allow me to adjust vcore as my mobo won't let me... rookie mistake)
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December 16, 2012 9:30:34 PM

wait when you are playing games it shuts of and restarts or just crashes? if its restarting its a bad psu. if its just crashing it could be driver related or memory related if your cpu isnt overheating which i doubt it would running stock speeds
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December 16, 2012 10:55:44 PM

it just cuts off I have to hit the power button to make it start again I just replaced the psu yesterday and its doing the same thing.
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December 16, 2012 10:59:39 PM

I never installed any new drivers I let windows handle that and I was running win7 before i changed the mobo after the swap I did a fresh install of windows 8 whats bugging me about it is I have litterally gamed on it for hours and one day i come home and poof it starts crashing during games. I'm starting to wonder if an update caused it.
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December 17, 2012 12:16:15 AM

what are the temp reading on load for the cpu and the gpu also use this to see if system report crash or have any minidump files http://www.resplendence.com/whocrashed
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December 17, 2012 3:13:25 PM

Maybe try rolling back system updates using system restore, maybe windows has installed something that your system isn't liking. I assume this is still possible, i haven't moved onto win 8.
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December 22, 2012 11:45:29 AM

ok yall i think i figured it out. and im a little embarrassed...after replacing my cpu fan and adding arctic silver thermal paste i idled at 30c and reached about 50c under load but I was still having the problem. i was dumbfounded
and had no idea what the hell was happening to my pc I am no noob to building and fixing pc's but this one had me stumped. it was my power strip. yeah my powerstrip is over 8 years old and the added strain was causing it to die during load. anyone ever herd of such a thing? I replaced the power strip and the problem went away. :o  id like to thank you all for your patience and advice :) 
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December 23, 2012 1:49:07 AM

your welcome, it would be a good thing to buy yourself a little voltmeter that could help in the future for power test.
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December 23, 2012 11:10:12 AM

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December 23, 2012 6:29:22 PM

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