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PC shuts down and reboots when playing GPU intensive games

Hi Everyone,
My system has been rebooting constantly whenever I play a demanding game. I play for around 15-30 minutes and it shuts down and reboots. I've been going over many similar threads here but somehow I'm unable to find the solution. Any help would be appreciated.

The stress tests I have run to eliminate component failures are as follow:

1.) Prime95 -> 24 hours - Didn't crash
2.) AIDA64 Stress Test -> 6 hours -> Didn't crash
3.) FurMark Stress Test -> 30 minutes -> Didn't crash
4.) MemTest86 -> Successful
5.) Unigine Heaven and Valley -> 2 hours each

I'm totally confused on what is going on. I run multiple VMs on my system and it never crashes but when I game it just shuts down and reboots. I disabled the auto restart to eliminate the Windows crashes. My system specifications are as follows:

Intel i7 4770
ASUS Sabertooth Mark II MOBO
GSKILL RipJaws 4X4 GB 2133MHz RAM
Zotac GTX 970
Corsair CX750W
Corsair Air 540 Case
250GB Samsung SSD
1TB WD Blue
120GB Kingston SSD
Cooler Master's Hyper 212X for cooling CPU and 2 inlet and 1 outlet fans.

In my opinion the PSU has something to do with the system shutdown but I'm not 100% sure as I didn't replace and check it out with an another PSU as I don't have a spare one.

Please do help and advise on my next course of action.
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  1. You should find a store that has a 30 day return policy, then buy a quality PSU(PSU tier list) that has somewhere around 600W and then return it if that doesn't help you.
  2. which games? wich resolution?
    all drivers are updated?
    bios?
  3. badboyrog2 said:
    which games? wich resolution?
    all drivers are updated?
    bios?


    When playing games like Watchdogs, COD Advanced Warfare, Batman Arkham Origins. Witcher 3 with HairWorks On. I play most of these games maxed at 1080P. The GeForce drivers are upto date. The OS is up to date with all regular updates and patches. I'm not sure of the bios version though.
  4. ChumP said:
    You should find a store that has a 30 day return policy, then buy a quality PSU(PSU tier list) that has somewhere around 600W and then return it if that doesn't help you.


    I asked a friend of mine for his PSU which was working but it's a VS650 which I think doesn't fit your tier 1 list.
  5. srav1bot said:
    ChumP said:
    You should find a store that has a 30 day return policy, then buy a quality PSU(PSU tier list) that has somewhere around 600W and then return it if that doesn't help you.


    I asked a friend of mine for his PSU which was working but it's a VS650 which I think doesn't fit your tier 1 list.


    The problem with getting a new one is we don't have return policies unless the product is defective in India, Is it okay to try with this PSU and check out?
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    Yeah could be your PSU.
    You said you have run many stability testing programs.
    I assume you ran them after each other.

    Try running prime95 and FurMark at the same time. If the computer still shuts down it should be your SPU being not able to deliver the needed power.
  7. Try with the VS650 and see what happens
  8. lordmogul said:
    Yeah could be your PSU.
    You said you have run many stability testing programs.
    I assume you ran them after each other.

    Try running prime95 and FurMark at the same time. If the computer still shuts down it should be your SPU being not able to deliver the needed power.


    It is shutting down when I run them together. The PSU is 6 months old. What a waste of money!

    Thanks mate for the pointing me in the right direction :)
  9. srav1bot said:
    lordmogul said:
    Yeah could be your PSU.
    You said you have run many stability testing programs.
    I assume you ran them after each other.

    Try running prime95 and FurMark at the same time. If the computer still shuts down it should be your SPU being not able to deliver the needed power.


    It is shutting down when I run them together. The PSU is 6 months old. What a waste of money!

    Thanks mate for the pointing me in the right direction :)



    So changing thr PSU solved your problem ?
  10. zrestoline said:
    srav1bot said:
    lordmogul said:
    Yeah could be your PSU.
    You said you have run many stability testing programs.
    I assume you ran them after each other.

    Try running prime95 and FurMark at the same time. If the computer still shuts down it should be your SPU being not able to deliver the needed power.


    It is shutting down when I run them together. The PSU is 6 months old. What a waste of money!

    Thanks mate for the pointing me in the right direction :)



    So changing thr PSU solved your problem ?


    I didn't change it yet as the tier 1 PSU availability online is a bit limited. I'm waiting for Amazon.in to restock them. The tests when run together made it shutdown. When the PC shuts down in less than 5 minutes I'm pretty sure it's not due to overheating of components.
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