My computer keeps shutting down when i play games

animuskid

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The problem is that my computer keeps hard shutting down when i play smite and sometimes skyrim. i dont believe it is a cooling issue as when i put my hand on the computer it doesn't feel too hot. My components are:
AMD FX(tm)-4100 Quad-Core Processor
Nvidia GTX 660
16GB RAM
GA-78LMT-USB3
Corsair 750w
 

haider95

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Use software like speccy to monitor your cpu/gpu temperatures and report back, this definitely sounds like an overheat issue.

I would also check the ram sticks, had a friend who was going through the same trouble and it turned out that one of his RAM sticks was faulty
 

Alex Kelly

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Overheating usually leads to throttling, not random hard shutdowns. It's still a good idea to check your temps though, just to rule it out. It sounds to me like it's definitely a PSU issue. Which series of Corsair PSU do you have? If it's a VS or CX, I recommend buying a new EVGA Supernova G2 750W. If it's anything else like a CS or RM, it might have to be RMAd, but I'm not sure yet. It MIGHT be a RAM issue as stated above. Try running memtest86 overnight, for many many passes, and if you get any errors the RAM must be replaced or RMA'd. :)
 

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PC's usually tend to shut down when the CPU overheats, gotta remove the variables first before we jump to conclusion. It could be a PSU issue too but we have to get rid of the temperate or faulty ram variables first
 

animuskid

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I'm playing binding of isaac at the moment (which is pretty much all i can play now) and the CPU temp is 54-60 degrees celsius.
 

animuskid

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Tried running smite and checking the temperatures first and my CPU hit 70 degrees so i stopped playing. i'm guessing that means it could be a CPU problem as it was still getting hotter
 

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That is very hot. Can you confirm that the heatsink is secured properly and the thermal paste is spread evenly across the CPU? :)
 

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