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Wondering if I have enough power, or another issue is here

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January 31, 2013 11:16:52 PM

So recently my computer has been shutting down kind of randomly. I've been checking core temps right after shutdowns and they never exceed 55C, so I know it's not overheating. It started on a Steam game called Dungeon Defenders. Today it happened on Guild Wars 2. So the idea that I might not have enough power to run the system came up. Is this the case? I hope not... If not, any ideas to what might be making my computer randomly turn off during game play?

I should note that when it happens on Dungeon Defenders, the screen turns black, but the computer stays on. No sound can be heard from the game, and ctrl-alt-del doesn't work. Once in a great while the computer will just shut off. With Guild Wars 2 today, it shut off. Again, I've checked my temps using gpu-z and CoreTemp - highest i've seen gpu is 55c, cpu is 47c.

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 ( Fully Updated )
AMD FX-4100 3.6 ghz quad core
Gigabyte 990 FXA-UD5 Mobo ( Bios fully updated )
XFX FX-758A-CNL4 GPU ( 2 Gig 256 bit - driver version 13.1 )
16GB DDR3 1600 RAM
Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200 RPM SATA ( Steam + games Installed here )
Kingston 120GB SATA III SSD ( OS Here )
Cosair 650W

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January 31, 2013 11:20:14 PM

You have more than enough power. 500w would be plenty.
January 31, 2013 11:31:25 PM

This started on version 12.10. I just recently updated to 13.1.
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February 1, 2013 12:20:56 AM

Just ran Furmark and Prime 95 to really give my system a run through. Cpu gets to 47c. Gpu gets to 72c. Might try a memtest later to see if I can get anything. Otherwise, I can't find anything in windows event viewer, other than the computer unexpectedly shut down.
February 1, 2013 12:58:51 AM

Yup, already got that. Haven't seen a bsod, nor are there any recorded.