Question my computer turns itself off

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when i ran an inter system it never used to do this but since ive switched to an amd processor my computer likes to turn itsself off while im gaming please help
 

Shay Green

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Run memtest86 to check for errors
I had this exact problem but it was my power supply that was the issue, but troubleshoot everything first as many things can cause this
 

Shay Green

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Ok, even if it isnt your power supply(which it seems to be)the areocool is of very VERY low quality and I wouldn't trust it powering any PC
Do you have any components to swap out?
 
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FX-8350 is a notoriously hot processor; the max operating temperature is 61c.
Past that FX motherboards are usually deficient in vrm cooling.
I suspect your setup is overheating.
Try taking the case covers off and direct a house fan at the innards.
If that fixes things, look to cooling solutions.
 
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yeah ive already been playing with the side pannels off for monthes because with them on its about 80 degrees ive also ordered a water cooler
 
What water cooler?
If it is one with only a simple 120mm fan, it is not likely to do much better.
You probably need a 240mm aio or a air cooler with twin radiator stacks.

Even then, a better cpu cooler will do nothing to cool your motherboard.
 
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well today my windows wasnt responding at all so i re installed and started playing csgo and half way through my computer turned off but this time the lights stayed on and reboooted
 

Vic 40

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As mentioned, motherboards vrm isn't really meant for 125watt TDP cpu's so might be that. Think that FX 8350 isn't even in the support list, although the 8320 is, which is a 125Watt TDP cpu also. The VRM doesn't even have heatsinks which is a kinda bad sign.
They should have marketed this one as purely for 95watt TDP cpu's.

A watercooler will make this only worse since no active airflow over the vrm anymore. You really would want to point a fan onto that or better get a good top down aircooler.

Then that psu is low quality. Only way to know for sure is test with a beter one.
 

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