PC switches itself off while playing games

Ultimoz

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Yesterday while playing Watch Dogs my PC switched itself off with no warning, just a black screen and it powered down. About 5 seconds afterwards it powered itself up again.

This happened frequently through out the day which is weird because I had been playing the game for hours beforehand and had no problem of the sort.

I tested it with another game, Wolfenstein the new order, and the same problem happened even though I had played the game for almost a week with no such issues.

I had this same issue maybe a month back while playing other games, which was shortly after getting a new power supply. The problem persisted for a few days and then seemed to stop.

I checked the temperatures of my hardware while in game using Speccy and my GPU went to around 65 degrees celcius, and the CPU to around 50.

Could this be a faulty power supply?
 

Im_legend

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1-give your all pc spec
2-upgrade .net framework,direct x,and visuals c++.
3-check if everything is correctly installed ram gpu cpu hdd etc..
4-upgrade you gpu drivers..
5-upgrade your motherboard drivers.
 

Ultimoz

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CPU - i7 2600 3.4GHz
Motherboard - Foxconn 2ADA
6 gigs DDR3 ram
AMD Radeon HD 7850
Harddrive 1863GB Hitachi HDS723020BLA642
power supply CX600M
 

Im_legend

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now follow other steps hope it will help
 

Ultimoz

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I followed the other steps but the issue continues.

What I have noticed though is that it seems to turn off when a game gets graphics intensive

For example, I went on to wolfenstein and while playing I went into settings and turned one of the options to ultra. The moment I clicked apply my PC reset

Then when I went on to it again, my PC reset when I clicked on the options button

Could it be that my graphics card is overworking my power supply unit? Because I'm confident that my graphics card isn't the issue.
 

Im_legend

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1-check your psu and graphic card on your friend psu to check the fault
2-check the thermal paste (thermal compound) on cpu and gpu
3-go to bios and factory reset it..
4-lower the game setting and see what happens..
 

Ultimoz

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I'm going to swap my current PSU with my old one to see if the problem stops.
 

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