Computer shuts down when playing Video Games Only

Hello all,
My computer started shutting down when playing Video games ONLY, for everything else it works just fine. THERMAL PASTE HAS BEEN REPLACED & CLEANED but the issue still persists.

The idle temp of the comp according to the Bios its 30 Celsius , the computer from the inside is fairly clean. I am a "Noob" when it comes to computers so I just know the basics I will paste below I was able to gather from my computer. I feel it might be the Graphics card... ( it was replaced once by the manufacturer due to begin faulty)

INTELCOREi5 i5-4440 CPU @ 3.10GHz (4CPUs)
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
DirectX 11
8Ram
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660
Currently Display mode 1920 x 1080 (32bit)
Computer PSU EVGA 500B 500W Bronze Power supply

If you need more info I will try to gather! Thank you so much o Wise ones!
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  1. Check CPU and GPU temperature using CPU-Z and GPU-Z during game. If all normal, PSU may be the culprit. What model is it and how old?
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  2. It might be the graphics card, but it could also be your PSU - if there's too much power draw any good power supply will shut itself down to avoid damage.
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  3. vapour said:
    Check CPU and GPU temperature using CPU-Z and GPU-Z during game. If all normal, PSU may be the culprit. What model is it and how old?


    Uff I would say it's 2 years old, Perhaps more, the model from what I can read when I open my computer its this Computer PSU EVGA 500B 500W Bronze Power supply
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  4. vapour said:
    Check CPU and GPU temperature using CPU-Z and GPU-Z during game. If all normal, PSU may be the culprit. What model is it and how old?


    Using GPU-Z the temp when playing is anything between 50-60 which I don't think its to high ( I didn't wait for the computer to shut it self down however...) I will be testing CPU-Z tomorrow It's kinda later over here. Thank you all for your responses & advice !
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  5. brad888888 said:
    vapour said:
    Check CPU and GPU temperature using CPU-Z and GPU-Z during game. If all normal, PSU may be the culprit. What model is it and how old?


    Using GPU-Z the temp when playing is anything between 50-60 which I don't think its to high ( I didn't wait for the computer to shut it self down however...) I will be testing CPU-Z tomorrow It's kinda later over here. Thank you all for your responses & advice !


    If CPU is normal as well, borrow some PSU and test gaming. If solved, get a new PSU:)
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    Question from brad888888 : "Computer shuts down when playing Video Games Only"

    brad888888 said:
    Hello all,
    My computer started shutting down when playing Video games ONLY, for everything else it works just fine. THERMAL PASTE HAS BEEN REPLACED & CLEANED but the issue still persists.

    The idle temp of the comp according to the Bios its 30 Celsius , the computer from the inside is fairly clean. I am a "Noob" when it comes to computers so I just know the basics I will paste below I was able to gather from my computer. I feel it might be the Graphics card... ( it was replaced once by the manufacturer due to begin faulty)

    INTELCOREi5 i5-4440 CPU @ 3.10GHz (4CPUs)
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
    DirectX 11
    8Ram
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660
    Currently Display mode 1920 x 1080 (32bit)

    If you need more info I will try to gather! Thank you so much o Wise ones!
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