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PC Shuts Down Instantly While Playing Graphics Intensive Games

Hey guys, I'd like to make this as short and sweet as possible. I still have a similar problem that I had in an earlier post about my computer performing very slow on windows and shutting down instantly when ever I would try to play any graphic intensive game. I got a refund for my previous card and my friend gave me his old GTX 760. Its is a great card, for some games it would run with no issues but whenever I would try to play any graphic intensive game ( Dark Souls, Skyrim Ultra Settings, Metal Gear) my computer would shut down at the blink of an eye. It can't be a CPU issue because my temps are very low Idle and during game play of some games that my computer allows me to run. I bought my power supply from NewEgg brand new almost 2 moths ago, but could any other component cause my computer to shut down instantly whenever I try to play a graphic intensive game? Or is it time to start getting a warranty on my PSU or just buy another? I would love any replies or support thanks guys.


Parts and Idol Temps:

CPU: AMD FX-8120 3.1GHz 8-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.88 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI 760GMA-P34(FX) Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($51.88 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Hitachi Travelstar 1TB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.80 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 4GB WINDFORCE 3X Video Card ($229.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Thermaltake Chaser MK-I ATX Full Tower Case ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Cooler Master 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($88.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 OEM 64-bit ($84.77 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: Zalman MZ230ED 23.0" Monitor
Total: $648.30
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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  1. Your computer might be overheating or that graphics card has problems.
    Follow these:
    1. Try that gpu on a different computer and run graphics intensive games on it. if it still does this than problem is in gpu.
    2.Try a different gpu in your pc.
  2. I suggest running memtest86. give it a pass or two.
  3. Your motherboard isn't really good enough for an 8 core mate but nothing else really stands out.

    Try a stress test with prime & see if it still shuts down
    It'll be a tell on whether it's a CPU or GPU related issue that way at least
  4. R_1 said:
    I suggest running memtest86. give it a pass or two.


    I ran memtest and it passed I have two of the vengeance ram but I'm running it only with 1 and a different ram stick because my cooler gets in the way. But the test passed
  5. Donte Moore said:
    R_1 said:
    I suggest running memtest86. give it a pass or two.


    I ran memtest and it passed I have two of the vengeance ram but I'm running it only with 1 and a different ram stick because my cooler gets in the way. But the test passed


    1. Try running any cpu stress tests.
    2. Try running gpu stress tests.
  6. If that fails, just check to make sure the power cables are correctly connected to the GPU. I had a problem which was similar where when playing the Witcher 2 Enhanced on high settings; after a while it would often get a strange yellow/brown line pattern on the monitor and the computer would freeze. It turns out my secondary 6+2-pin connector wasn't seated correctly.
    Example of the 'Brown Screen of Death': http://i.imgur.com/GJ4TYCE.jpg
  7. Best answer
    ! I would check to see if the power supply is enough. just because you turn the graphics up and it clips. I've seen that problem before with the system clipping. system checks out good - and clips randomly or high graphics. Do the math its free. Ok! DC
  8. My power supply was bad very very bad never use cooler master again...
  9. Honestly thought this wasn't the problem because it seemed like a good and reliable PSU with a high enough wattage. Glad you got it sorted anyway.
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