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Computer crashing whilst playing games

Discussion in 'Games' started by chaza99999, Jan 15, 2016.

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  1. chaza99999

    chaza99999 Thread Starter

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    so i have just had a new problem with my pc of which randomly when im gaming i recieve a shutdown it doesnt prompt me it just shutsdown like i unplugged it but this only happens when playing certain games such as minecraft(idk why this since iv been able to play this at 300 frames without a flaw for a couple years) arma 3 arma 2 and ark survival evolved im not sure why im having this problem but i read that it could be a psu problem of which they said to download and test it with furmark and i ran it for about 11 minutes fine with temp of 33°C and a max temp of 79°C which i dont think is alot since its at 99% load

    here are my specs
    GPU: GTX 650TI 1GB
    CPU: AMD FX - 6300 Six Core Processor
    Memory: 8GB RAM
    PSU: 650W ACE Blk PSU 12cm Red Fan
    OS: windows 7 home premium
    Motherboard: M5A78L-MLE
     
  2. Macboatmaster

    Macboatmaster Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    The number one suspect is the PSU
    650W ACE Blk PSU 12cm Red Fan

    in short, it is I regret to say completely unreliable cheap rubbish
    http://www.ebuyer.com/566864-ace-black-120mm-fan-650w-fully-wired-efficient-power-supply-psuace650br

    you just cannot expect a reliable PSU for that sort of money
    The over voltage protection is more or less non existent and the stability must be very questionable

    Compare that with a reliable 650watt PSU
    http://www.corsair.com/en-gb/vs-seriestm-vs650-650-watt-power-supply

    and that is only the base level corsair
    Over-voltage, under-voltage, over-current, and short circuit protection provide maximum safety for your critical system components
    12v rail can can supply 50 amp

    Or a high quality 650 PSU
    http://www.antec.com/product.php?id=706681&fid=5022117&lan=nz
    average price £75

    To confirm what I have said go here and read the reviews
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ace-Black-Power-Supply-Silent/dp/B0051ZGS50

    Whether or not your present problems are the PSU - YOU are placing your motherboard, graphics card and all other powered hardware - eg ram, hard drive etc
    at severe risk by using such a PSU

    I suggest you start by checking voltages shown in BIOS setup
    Also you should open the case and check for dust build up - if you do not know it to be clean.
     
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2016
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