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Computer turned off, only runs about up to a minute before turning off

Yesterday my computer turned off while in the middle of playing games, and when i tried turning it back on, it would refuse until the fourth or fifth attempt to turn on, and even then it would only stay a minute up before it'd just shutdown.
I looked around here and other sites and from what i could tell, it looked to be the PSU, my PSU was a roswell gold 750W, I went and bought a cheap EVGA 650W (not certified from what i can tell?) and put it in there just to see if that was the problem.
My Computer ended up working after that for about an entire day, i was able to play games and watch videos fine until the next morning. I'm back to step one, my computer turns on (now on the first try) and works for about a minute before shutting down.
Everything is working inside from what i can tell, lights and fans all on and moving.

Heres my specs:
https://outervision.com/b/yqSJJn

I do have a gold certified 1000W PSU on the way, i'm thinking maybe the PSU i just bought is weak because it had fixed the issue for a day.

So far what i've tried:
- replaced my PSU with a cheap one (fixed it for a day)
- took out ONE of my three 4gb ram sticks (let me run my computer for an extra minute before shutting down and letting me get past a minute again)

Please help, sorry this is so long, just trying to be thorough
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  1. Small update:
    my PC wont turn off if i do things like watch youtube

    if i try to play games (Heroes of the Storm if that matters) it will shut down,

    its looking like its just the PSU that bought is weak? any thoughts?
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  2. Either you got a temprature problem but that you can just monitor with a program or in bios.

    Here is word of wisdom for you: Never cheap out on the PSU.

    Thats like you going out and buying a super car only to fill up the tank with sugar water.... makes no sence.
    Reply to lumineZ
  3. @Luminez yea i know not to cheap out on a PSU haha, just bought the cheap PSU to make sure it was a PSU problem

    so do you think the PSU is the problem? also will the 1000W gold certified psu suffice?
    heres the unit: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01ER4AK7W/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_UnIFzbVJ14JDY
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  4. From what I know AeroCool PSU`s are not good. Before you go and buy a PSU make sure you read about it...
    Here is a guy who is known to do good reviews:
    If you dont know 90% of what he is saying just go to last page and read the conclusion and score :)

    http://www.guru3d.com/articles-categories/psu-power-supply-units.html


    Here is tomshardware PSU list:

    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/id-2547993/psu-tier-list.html


    And getting a 1000 watts PSU for your system is total overkill but atleast you can upgrade to whatever you want down the road.
    Reply to lumineZ
  5. is it possible its not a psu problem? the cheap psu im using is 650w EVGA no certification
    Reply to Jesse_103
  6. Ofc, but from what you are saying here it points towards the PSU.

    It could be HDD or SSD problems but I dont think it is since it only happens when you put load on the system ( more watts needed )


    There could be temprature problems also but... thats like 5 min to check that

    Download and install this if you dont have it: http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html

    And let us know know what tempratures you have on avg. and max. And whats you avg. and max Vcore

    Info about your hardware would also be nice, like what cpu, GPU, memory, etc etc.
    Reply to lumineZ
  7. lumineZ said:
    Ofc, but from what you are saying here it points towards the PSU.

    It could be HDD or SSD problems but I dont think it is since it only happens when you put load on the system ( more watts needed )


    There could be temprature problems also but... thats like 5 min to check that

    Download and install this if you dont have it: http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html

    And let us know know what tempratures you have on avg. and max. And whats you avg. and max Vcore

    Info about your hardware would also be nice, like what cpu, GPU, memory, etc etc.


    CPU Vscore:
    Minimum: 0.864V Maximum: 1.416V

    CPU Temp:
    Minimum: 45 C (113F) Maximum: 50C (122F)

    Mainboard Temp:
    Minimum:30 C (86F) Maximum: 30 C

    AMD FX-8350 Temp:
    Min: 25 C (76F) Max: 49C (120F)

    1TB Memory Temp:
    Min: 28C Max: 28C

    120GB SSD Temp:
    Min: 29 C Max: 30 C

    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980:
    Voltages: Min - 0.856 V Max - 0.856V
    Temp: Min - 39 C Max - 41 C

    Sorry if thats confusing and thank you for all the help by the way. Not sure if it matters but all im running right now on the computer is the program and a single google chrome browser
    Reply to Jesse_103
  8. Your temps are just fine from what I see there now.

    Do you have a program that can stress test the cpu and only the cpu atm?

    And do you have a program to stress test the GPU?
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  9. lumineZ said:
    Your temps are just fine from what I see there now.

    Do you have a program that can stress test the cpu and only the cpu atm?

    And do you have a program to stress test the GPU?


    i ran the stress test a couple times for the CPU only before my computer just shut down
    Reply to Jesse_103
  10. Did you monitor your temps all this time, if yes what was your cpu temps at max and motherboard (mainboard) temps at max?
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  11. i didnt sorry, but i started my comp up again and ran it for five minutes, this time it did not shut off

    2 minute runtime:
    CPU: 73 C
    Mainboard: 28 C

    5 minute runtime:
    CPU: 79 C
    Mainboard: 29 C

    theres also a seperate temp for AMD FX-835: 84C
    Reply to Jesse_103
  12. I also ran a GPU test alone for 5 minutes

    4 minutes
    GTX 980 GPU temp: 45 C

    5 minutes
    GTX 980 GPU temp: 46 C
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  13. Best answer
    Hmm... It looks like you have a thermal problem buddy. The tempratures on that cpu is high.
    I belive this is for your CPU: MAX Core temps is 61.1°C MAX socket temp is 70°C

    And I belive once you pass 70 on the core temps your cpu will start to throttle.

    It might not be your PSU doing this but your CPU thermal throttle to the point it shuts the computer off to prevent damage.

    In your bios, do you have an option to turn off cores? so you dont run 8 cores. Turn of lets say 4 or 6 cores so you run a quad or dual core setup and try and run the stress test then.
    Cause if you turn off over half the cores and run the stress test while monitor your temps. And they will then ofc dont go as high as now and you dont crash. Well there is your problem. You need a better cooler.

    Try and figure out if you can turn off cores since I dont know if you can to be honest, but it is done in bios.

    And now I am off to bed to get some sleep. its long into the night here at my place.
    But do try what I sayd, and post back and I will look when I wake up again.
    Reply to lumineZ
  14. Okay! thanks for all the help, ill go ahead and give it a go right now.
    Reply to Jesse_103
  15. So i've decided to get a new cooler since my current cooler is 4 years old. My case has 3 built in fans aswell but i'm gonna add two fans to it.

    Here's my case: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B017XPPHGG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_QISFzb7GH8W7E

    Here's my current cooler: (4years old)
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 CPU Cooler with 120mm PWM Fan https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005O65JXI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_XMSFzbZPN3C60

    I bought 2 case fans which are these to add:
    Corsair Air Series AF120 LED Quiet Edition High Airflow Fan Twin Pack - Red https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00F6S0XJO/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_zOSFzb43XKQ2J

    And i've upgraded to this cooler:
    Cooler Master V8 GTS - High Performance CPU Cooler with Horizontal Vapor Chamber and 8 Heatpipes https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00E0EXYDC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_pPSFzbNE8NCJC

    i want to give this a try before i disable any of the cores on my CPU. What do you think??
    i appreciate all the help by the way!
    Reply to Jesse_103
  16. Stop or pause the order.

    Here are some important info about your case:
    Technical specifications
    Maximum CPU Cooler Height: 156 mm

    Now look at technical specifications on the V8 GTS you want:
    Dimensions (LxWxH) 154 x 149.8 x 166.5mm ( I highlighted the important number for you.

    To keep it short, your case will not be able to fit that cooler since its to high. You have to find a cooler that is under 155mm high.
    Also keep in mind the width of the cooler if it would interfere with your ram or other parts in your build :)

    The cpu cooler you have now is 158.5 mm high, so in a way it should not fit. So i do wonder. How close it to the side panel of your case atm?
    Reply to lumineZ
  17. Your temps are way !!! to high, leave the side panel open if you can.
    The ... Hyper 212.. was plenty, with a good 120mm fan on it.

    But this will not work well, if your case is small and badly ventilated.

    Basic principle, you need as much air coming in, as going out !

    A mesh front will keep things cooler, but you will need to dust frequently,
    the inside of your case,....

    Also included fans that come with cases, are most often not worth crap.

    What case do you have , post a link, or photo...

    P.S leave side panel open, to test....
    Reply to Danny_112
  18. oops! cancelled it, the current cooler barely fits in the case
    what would you recommend to switch it with?
    Reply to Jesse_103
  19. It won't cost you anything , so why not ?.
    Like I said the Hyper 212, with plenty of fresh air hitting it, does a good job.

    You just need enough air in, and good fans....
    Reply to Danny_112
  20. The TDP on your 212evo should be able to handle your cpu. But if you want I can take a look later on tonight to see if I can find a new cpu cooler that would fit.

    Sidenote:
    The 980 you have, is it a blower card or an open air?
    Reply to lumineZ
  21. lumineZ said:
    The TDP on your 212evo should be able to handle your cpu. But if you want I can take a look later on tonight to see if I can find a new cpu cooler that would fit.

    Sidenote:
    The 980 you have, is it a blower card or an open air?


    the 980 i have is open air,

    what do you think of this cooler?
    Cooler Master GeminII M4 - CPU Cooler with 4 Direct Contact Heat Pipes (RR-GMM4-16PK-R2) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0080ATR2Y/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_DZ2Fzb016PPC7

    i believe this one fits, i measured the dimensions this time lol
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  22. The 212evo is better than the low profile Gemini + its a pain in the neck to mount the Gemini.

    Just came to think of one thing. What rpm are the fan on the 212evo running at?


    Since the 980 is an open air, make sure your case + fans can handle the heat being dumped into the case. You need good airflow
    Reply to lumineZ
  23. the gemini has 500-1600 rpm and my current one has 600-2000rpm
    Reply to Jesse_103
  24. Fans should be powerful enough to do the job,
    but at a reasonable noise level,
    it depends on each individuals setup, surroundings', and earing.
    Reply to Danny_112
  25. Jesse_103 said:
    the gemini has 500-1600 rpm and my current one has 600-2000rpm


    What I was thinking about what is your cpu fan running at now.
    Reply to lumineZ
  26. Hey so just a final update, i installed the Gemini cooler into my rig and did a stress test on the CPU again,

    i ran the test for 30 minutes and it reached a max temp of 75 C

    at idle the temps for my CPU stay around 30-40

    i've also yet to install the 2 fans that arrive tomorrow

    these numbers look good correct?
    Thank you so much for all the help and advice Luminez, i truly am very grateful!!
    Reply to Jesse_103
  27. 75 celcius is a tad high.

    Do a second update when you add the fans, and try a gaming test instead of a stress test, since when you use your computer like you normaly do: Browse the web, watch youtube, games, etc you would not use the cpu at 100%
    Play one of your newest and most cpu heavy game that you have. Keep HWMonitor running in the background, play for 30 minutes and quit. Look now at maximum temps and post them here.
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