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Computer shuts down when playing games

Last response: in Components
February 11, 2013 1:34:12 PM

I had recently fitted a nocturne cooler to a 2500k I5 Intel processor and run it on a gain-ward golden sample graphics card.I have overheating problems, when playing high end games.
My PC is not overclocked and sits at 23 c on idle. As soon as i put any loads on it such as a game the temps rise very quick to 36c and it shuts down after a while.
February 11, 2013 1:38:43 PM

It shuts down at 36 C? are you monitering all of your temps? what does speedfan say?
February 11, 2013 1:38:49 PM

36 c load is not high
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February 11, 2013 1:40:26 PM

36C is not near a heat shutdown threshhold - some overclockers idle at 36C. I'm going to point my finger at your PSU as being the most likely culprit here. What is the make and model of your PSU?
February 11, 2013 2:00:23 PM

+1 to C12Friedman