Hello, I have recently noticed that when I play games, after around 10 minutes my PC shuts down and restarts. What may be causing this problem?
More aboutrandom crashes playing games
do you get a BSOD? what error code? What is your videocard temp? what are your specs? what motherboard/videocard/PSU?
Driver errors, heat, lack of power, an unstable overclock...
By the way, just being pedantic, but your wording implies that there was a period where the computer would shut down 10 minutes into gaming... and you wouldn't notice. :P
My specs are: Windows 8 Pro 64-bit Intel Core i5 2400 @ 3.10 GHz 8 GB RAM Gigabyte Motherboard Z68AP-D3 (Socket 1155) NVidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB
There is no BSOD or error codes, the screen just randomly goes black for a few seconds and my PC restarts What I have just noticed is that my GPU's temperature is 86 degrees Celsius when idle, which is what may cause the issue