Computer shuts down because of overheating even though nothing gets above 30 degrees C

This only happens when I play games, idle it's just fine. but according to Open hardware monitor nothing exceeds 30 degrees C. But event viewer gives me event 6008 which can be caused by a critical thermal event but it just says "The previous system shutdown at 12:12:02 PM on ‎4/‎11/‎2015 was unexpected." so not terribly useful. The shutdown is just a sudden click, then a black screen, the it reboots and asks how I'd like to start windows.

specs
motherboard: asus Z97-A
processor: intel i5-4690k
vid card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
tower: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced
RAM: 8gigs
Power supply: 1000watts
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  1. What model is your psu?
  2. Suztera said:
    What model is your psu?

    it's a FirePower Fatal1ty (spelled just like that), had for three years old at this point.
  3. In a game your cpu and gpu temps will certainly go above 30C so somethings not reporting right. Try occt - it'll keep a log of temps and volts.
  4. J_E_D_70 said:
    In a game your cpu and gpu temps will certainly go above 30C so somethings not reporting right. Try occt - it'll keep a log of temps and volts.

    okay so I tried that same thing really, peak temps were high 40s but only occasionally and it only gives me a cpu temp, no temps for anything else. Also where are these logs you speak of? I checked my documents but the folder contains nothing? does the free version have logs. I should also mention I'm not running a particularly resource heavy game, I'm playing fallout New Vegas with some graphics mods but have had no problems until recently. My rig also does the same thing with civ 5.
  5. Run the built in tests - logs will all open once the tests end or you end them. All the volts and temps are in the same window. The voltages should be within ~5% of the spec (3.3, 5, 12v).
  6. J_E_D_70 said:
    Run the built in tests - logs will all open once the tests end or you end them. All the volts and temps are in the same window. The voltages should be within ~5% of the spec (3.3, 5, 12v).

    slight problem, when I run the power supply test it just stops and says "user cancelled" even though I did nothing, trying again only ends up with it getting stuck on "starting".
  7. Can you run the gpu test then? Might try a shutdown n restart.

    Dont have run a full 10 minutes - just like 5 - it'll still dump the logs ad u can see good info.
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