Question GPU's temperature forcing PC to shut off?

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My desktop PC is old
here are its specs and windows version
https://outervision.com/b/wOggbk
View: https://imgur.com/a/iXbFR7H

Within the past week I replaced my PSU (With the CORSAIR HX1200i) because the old one was dying and kept forcing my PC to shut off if I tried to game long hours, watch live videos etc...(month half ago, I had no issues doing these stuff)
After replacing my PSU it worked normally for a day and half where I was able to game (Geshin Impact & Valorant) for long hours again running it on their highest settings
After that day and half, it started displaying the same symptoms where the PC will shut down after trying to game, now for me to game long hours, I have to run the game in low graphics settings and choose a smaller resolution, this way it does not shut off while I am playing
Trying to figure out what is triggering the PC shut off, I noticed that (While playing with the game's graphics) that the PC would consistently shut off when my GPU is last seen at 75-77C, with the game's current settings the GPU is sitting at 62C or lower
Could the GPU's temperature force my PC to shut off? Is there a resolution for this?
I have tried playing with open case, it made no difference to the GPU's temperature

Edit: I went in to my BIOS and found the following message, could be a clue to my current issue
"The system has experienced boot failures because of overclocking or changes of voltages."

I have never overclocked or made changes to the voltages, everything should be on stock but there are a couple of things that comes to mind

I recently switch the X.M.P. from Disabled to Profile1 because someone said my RAM is under-performing (Should I switch it back to Disabled?)
https://www.reddit.com/r/pcmasterrace/comments/qhkbia/_/hid8gsh View: https://www.reddit.com/r/pcmasterrace/comments/qhkbia/new_psu_loud_pop_sparked_and_dead_what_happened/hid8gsh/


and I have always had Performance Enhance set on Turbo, since the day I put it together 11.5 years ago, should I set it to standard now?

Screenshots
View: https://imgur.com/a/q728HBx
 
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GPU is last seen at 75-77C, with the game's current settings the GPU is sitting at 62C or lower
Could the GPU's temperature force my PC to shut off? Is there a resolution for this?
I have tried playing with open case, it made no difference to the GPU's temperature
Yes GPU's temp.protections can shut down PC when it hits the temp.limit, all tho newer cards are pretty good with throttling clocks down before max.temp. But if temp goes high fast and fan's can't keep up, PC can shut down yes. What GPU you got?

Its not 100% that its because of GPU temperatures, but if you got temperatures close to 80c i would solve that anyway, since high temperatures will lower the GPU's lifespan, and even decrease GPU's performance. There are plenty of solutions for that, best would be to increase your case airflow. If you open your side panel, will those temperatures lower a lot? Thats a sign of bad case airflow.

Increasing GPU fan curve is one option, but it could get loud. Undervolting GPU is also an option, you can get easily ~5 celsius down by just undervolting. Let me know if you need help with that or increasing case airflow.
 

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Yes GPU's temp.protections can shut down PC when it hits the temp.limit, all tho newer cards are pretty good with throttling clocks down before max.temp. But if temp goes high fast and fan's can't keep up, PC can shut down yes. What GPU you got?

Its not 100% that its because of GPU temperatures, but if you got temperatures close to 80c i would solve that anyway, since high temperatures will lower the GPU's lifespan, and even decrease GPU's performance. There are plenty of solutions for that, best would be to increase your case airflow. If you open your side panel, will those temperatures lower a lot? Thats a sign of bad case airflow.

Increasing GPU fan curve is one option, but it could get loud. Undervolting GPU is also an option, you can get easily ~5 celsius down by just undervolting. Let me know if you need help with that or increasing case airflow.
r9 295x2, opening my case makes no different, seems to be internal temp, would under volting cause performance issue?

Edit: I went in to my BIOS and found the following message, could be a clue to my current issue
"The system has experienced boot failures because of overclocking or changes of voltages."

I have never overclocked or made changes to the voltages, everything should be on stock but there are a couple of things that comes to mind

I recently switch the X.M.P. from Disabled to Profile1 because someone said my RAM is under-performing (Should I switch it back to Disabled?)
https://www.reddit.com/r/pcmasterrace/comments/qhkbia/_/hid8gsh View: https://www.reddit.com/r/pcmasterrace/comments/qhkbia/new_psu_loud_pop_sparked_and_dead_what_happened/hid8gsh/


and I have always had Performance Enhance set on Turbo, since the day I put it together 11.5 years ago, should I set it to standard now?

Screenshots
View: https://imgur.com/a/q728HBx
 

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