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My Computer Shuts Off or Gets Different Color Screen With Vertical Lines When Gaming

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
April 17, 2013 4:40:23 AM

First off i am a newbie around here, I have been poking around for awhile but I haven't found the specific solution to this problem so here we go.

A while back i bought a new Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 7850 1Gb.
I quickly got a problem with the computer randomly shutting off while i was testing the card on high settings (ran smooth until it shut off) this was a complete black screen, computer reboot kind of shut down.
So i figured out I needed to replace my Power, so i exchanged the one i had with a 850W one.
Now my problem appears a few minutes into a game when i suddenly get a colored screen with vertical lines and need to reboot the computer by holding the power button for a few seconds, computer boots up fine afterwards.
I stresstested the computer and the first one went fine, the second one i did right after worked fine until 3-4 minutes in when i got the colored screen with vertical lines again.

I'm thinking this is my computer telling me it's overheating, so I am considering buy a Corsair H70 Cooler + 2x SP120 Quiet Edt . Do you think this would help with my problem?

Please ask me questions, or tell me to try out different stuff as I have tried a lot of different programs and already have a few of them downloaded and ready to go. I just want to know what I am buying this time will help with my problem.

DMI Processor
manufacturer AMD
model AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 245 Processor
DMI Baseboard
vendor ASUSTeK Computer INC.
model M4A77TD PRO
vendor American Megatrends Inc.
version 0904
Display adapter 0
Name AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series
Memory size 1024 MB
DirectX Version 11.0
Memory Type DDR3
Memory Size 12288 MBytes
a b 4 Gaming
April 17, 2013 7:33:23 AM

try swapping out video cards to see if that clears it up. I was having a similar issue that turned out to be a GPU overheating.

good luck!
April 17, 2013 11:12:23 AM

seller417 said:
try swapping out video cards to see if that clears it up. I was having a similar issue that turned out to be a GPU overheating.

good luck!

Thank you for your answer, but I didn't have any problem with my previous card (which was pretty standard and also why i got the 7850)

April 18, 2013 4:52:31 AM

Update: I tried to underclock my Core Clock & Memory Clock, ran Painkiller on High Settings, ran fine for 30 minutes, GPU Temp was steady at around 50-55 then my computer shut off again and restarted. No GSOD this time just a complete reboot. Any help would be greatly appreciated

Also bluescreenviewer gave me these two:

Caused by driver: Ntfs.sys
Caused by driver: ntoskrnl.exe
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