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Windows 7 PC randomly, suddenly shuts down during specific Steam games

Whenever I play specific steam games on my PC (PAYDAY 2, Transistor, Sven Co-op, Hotline Miami 2) it would just suddenly shutdown to the Black screen of death. It's been doing this for a few months now (5 months?) and I still have not found a solution to this problem.

The strange thing is, I can run some other games for ages and nothing will happen. I was just playing L4D2 for 2 hours and absolutely nothing had happened..Same goes for Binding of Isaac and much more.

Any solutions? :??:
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  1. Please list your system.
  2. clutchc said:
    Please list your system.

    My System OS is Windows 7 Home Premium
    http://prntscr.com/a3gh5n
    The problem is my CPU, isn't it? I guessing it's wrong though because SpeedFan says its 22C.
    http://prntscr.com/a3gho2

    (Using the image option just made blank spaces)
  3. I was hoping you would tell me the make/model of your PSU. That symptom happens quite often when the PSU is too small, too poorly made, or just plain defective. I doubt it is the CPU. More likely the PSU or the motherboard. Or a loose connection that shows up under stressful games.
    Do you have a discrete gfx card or are you using the iGPU?

    Your temps in that one screenshot look fine.
  4. clutchc said:
    I was hoping you would tell me the make/model of your PSU. That symptom happens quite often when the PSU is too small, too poorly made, or just plain defective.

    I'm not sure at all how I would find that out...

    Do you have a discrete gfx card or are you using the iGPU?

    Same as the above..

    Your temps in that one screenshot look fine.


    I was thinking its my GPU because whenever im doing something like browsing the interent on chrome, the temps just jump to 45C, this gets worse with games, going up to 85C!
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    I don't see a discrete card in your list, that's why I asked. All it shows is the iGPU. The one built into the APU silicon (HD 8750D). And your screenshot of the temps look fine. But 85C is getting a bit warm for any piece of silicone that the CPU is on too. How's your case for air flow? Any dirt or dust need cleaning? Cooler on securely and running properly?

    As for your shut down problem, if your CPU core temp is reaching 85C it may indeed shut down. But if it is shutting down with normal temps, I would go back to considering the PSU.
    Btw, there should be a nameplate on the PSU that has its name and specs. But if you have a top mounted PSU, it may be facing the wrong way to read.

    You may want to use AOD for monitoring your temps and other stuff.
    http://www.amd.com/en-us/innovations/software-technologies/technologies-gaming/over-drive
    It is far more accurate for APUs than 3rd party software.
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