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My pc shuts down while playing games.

I have a budget pc build from August 2017 with:

PSU:Corsair VS450
GPU:VGA GIGABYTE GEFORCE GTX1050 TI WINDFORCE OC 4G GV-N105TWF2OC-4GD 4GB GDDR5 PCI-E
CPU:CPU INTEL PENTIUM DUAL CORE G4560 3.50GHZ
MotherBoard:GIGABYTE GA-B250M-DS3H
RAM:1xCORSAIR CMV8GX4M1A2133C15 8GB DDR4 2133MHZ

I was playing at any resolution, at any graphics without any problems until 2 days ago. But yesterday my pc started shutting down while I was about to start playing. When I play not at high graphics and not at 1080p it is all good(no shutting down), but when I put high graphics and 1080p, the pc shuts down. For example, I am playing now GTA IV and PUBG. It was all good until 2 days ago, but from yesterday when I start playing any of them , the pc shuts down.

Any advise would be thankful.
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  1. Try ruling out a software issue, but I'd suspect the power supply. It's not one of the best...
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  2. alexoiu said:
    Try ruling out a software issue, but I'd suspect the power supply. It's not one of the best...


    What do you mean by telling me "Try ruling out a software issue"? I know what it means, but what do you mean, what to do?
    The psu was working well. You mean it is done? You mean it is dead?
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    The Corsair VS series is one of the lowest quality lines under the Corsair brand and dying PSUs is one of the most common reasons why computers mysteriously start randomly rebooting.

    If checking CPU/GPU temperatures under load doesn't reveal anything suspicious and you didn't change anything software-wise since your PC began to randomly reboot, the PSU is the most likely suspect.
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  4. InvalidError said:
    The Corsair VS series is one of the lowest quality lines under the Corsair brand and dying PSUs is one of the most common reasons why computers mysteriously start randomly rebooting.

    If checking CPU/GPU temperatures under load doesn't reveal anything suspicious and you didn't change anything software-wise since your PC began to randomly reboot, the PSU is the most likely suspect.


    I bought this psu on 28-06-2017. It has warranty. If I get it back, will they fix it, or at least give me another one? Is there anything that can be done with that psu or will I have to buy a new one? And if I have to buy a new one, what do you suggest? Please something not very expensive , but good, not like that psu I have.

    I checked yesterday on 720p the temperatures of cpu and gpu and they are fine, I think.
    The PC shuts down when I put 1080p on game. When I put 720p it does not shut down. I haven't change anything. I haven't put anything more on pc.
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  5. Another thing you may want to try is checking if C6/C7 state is disabled in the BIOS' power management options. Deep-sleep states are known to cause problems on pre-Haswell PSU designs.
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  6. A friend had this problem,it's either a problem with the psu or the graphics driver u should send the pc to repairs or anything because there's no other solution that i can think of...
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  7. I have found three PSUs.
    Evga 550 B3
    Evga 500 BQ
    Corsair CX 450M

    Are they good? Can I replace the corsair vs450 with one of them? Can they handle my build without dying in 6 months?
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  8. Of those three, I believe the CX450M is the better option.
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  9. InvalidError said:
    Of those three, I believe the CX450M is the better option.


    I don't want the cx450m to die like vs450. That's what i am asking. If I buy it will it last long? I don't want to spend money every six months to buy a new psu.
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  10. burninglion22 said:
    A friend had this problem,it's either a problem with the psu or the graphics driver u should send the pc to repairs or anything because there's no other solution that i can think of...


    And what did he do?
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  11. InvalidError said:
    Another thing you may want to try is checking if C6/C7 state is disabled in the BIOS' power management options. Deep-sleep states are known to cause problems on pre-Haswell PSU designs.


    I don't know where is this in the bios. Please look at page 35-36 and tell me if you find it.
    https://images-eu.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/D1c0dyya%2BPS.pdf
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  12. I would suggest looking at the temperature of your CPU. Once you started wanting bigger end performance, it causes your processor to be use more frequency. Your processor starts to get very hot and in your bios its probably enabled that it will shut off your PC when CPU temperature becomes "dangerous".

    Overall, the Pentium is a very old processor it can still maybe run on LOW. I wouldn't try running a lot of newer games on high.
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  13. doctorwhotardise said:
    I don't know where is this in the bios. Please look at page 35-36 and tell me if you find it.
    https://images-eu.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/D1c0dyya%2BPS.pdf

    I recommend learning to use the 'search' function in your PDF reader. Searching for "C6" takes you directly to p.23 in the Advanced CPU Core Settings.
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  14. keatingscool said:
    I would suggest looking at the temperature of your CPU. Once you started wanting bigger end performance, it causes your processor to be use more frequency. Your processor starts to get very hot and in your bios its probably enabled that it will shut off your PC when CPU temperature becomes "dangerous".

    Overall, the Pentium is a very old processor it can still maybe run on LOW. I wouldn't try running a lot of newer games on high.


    The temperature of CPU is not the problem. I have checked it. I am playing on high graphics both old and new games for over 5 months and it didn't have any problems. It is the PSU that is faulty. I will change it. The pentium g4560 is a new CPU that was released 30-03-2017.
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  15. InvalidError said:
    doctorwhotardise said:
    I don't know where is this in the bios. Please look at page 35-36 and tell me if you find it.
    https://images-eu.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/D1c0dyya%2BPS.pdf

    I recommend learning to use the 'search' function in your PDF reader. Searching for "C6" takes you directly to p.23 in the Advanced CPU Core Settings.


    Thank you. And what to do with this option? It says it is auto by default. Should I change it? And if I change it , what will happen?
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  16. Disable C6/7/8 to make sure your motherboard isn't enabling them and see if the random reboots go away. If they do, your PSU isn't Haswell-compatible and that's why you got problems with those power-saving states.
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  17. InvalidError said:
    Disable C6/7/8 to make sure your motherboard isn't enabling them and see if the random reboots go away. If they do, your PSU isn't Haswell-compatible and that's why you got problems with those power-saving states.


    Ok , I will do it. But will it cause problems to any part of the system? For example, will it damage cpu or psu or any other part?
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  18. It will cause your CPU to draw ~5W more while mostly idle assuming those options were actually enabled by the motherboard.
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  19. InvalidError said:
    It will cause your CPU to draw ~5W more while mostly idle assuming those options were actually enabled by the motherboard.


    I disabled C6/C7 and C8, I opened pubg , I put the resolution to 1080p fullscreen and I played a game. It did not shut down. So what is the problem? Because with C6/C7 and C8 being auto by default, the pc was not shutting down until a couple of days ago. What is the problem now and shuts down?
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  20. I answered that question three responses ago: your PSU isn't able to cope with Haswell's deep-sleep states. (At least not anymore.)

    Put otherwise: your PSU has gotten worse over time. If you want to re-enable C6/7/8, you will need a newer, better quality PSU.
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  21. InvalidError said:
    I answered that question three responses ago: your PSU isn't able to cope with Haswell's deep-sleep states. (At least not anymore.)

    Put otherwise: your PSU has gotten worse over time. If you want to re-enable C6/7/8, you will need a newer, better quality PSU.


    Ok. Can you suggest me good PSUs , but not very expensive ? Around 450-550 watt.
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  22. The Seasonic S12-II/M12-II are some of the most solid and inexpensive PSUs on the market but they're based on an older group-regulated design which may not play nice with Haswell while deep-sleep states are enabled. Among more modern budget-oriented designs, a common recommendation is the updated Corsair CX(M) which come in 450/550/650W ratings, not to be confused with the 430/500/600W CX(M) models which are passable quality old designs.
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  23. InvalidError said:
    The Seasonic S12-II/M12-II are some of the most solid and inexpensive PSUs on the market but they're based on an older group-regulated design which may not play nice with Haswell while deep-sleep states are enabled. Among more modern budget-oriented designs, a common recommendation is the updated Corsair CX(M) which come in 450/550/650W ratings, not to be confused with the 430/500/600W CX(M) models which are passable quality old designs.


    I really appreciate your help. Thanks for everything.

    One more thing. Is it worth to go on seasonic S12-II/M12-II or on cxm series of corsair? I will leave here some sites with PSUs to tell me if you mean them(just for sure).

    http://www.e-shop.gr/psu-corsair-cs-series-modular-cx550m-550w-p-PER.643362

    https://www.skroutz.gr/s/8570625/Corsair-CX-Series-450M.html

    https://www.skroutz.gr/s/8570657/Corsair-CX-Series-CX650M.html
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  24. Yes, those are the 450/550/650 CX/CXM. Since your system shouldn't draw much over 200W peak, even the 450W model should be vastly sufficient.
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  25. InvalidError said:
    Yes, those are the 450/550/650 CX/CXM. Since your system shouldn't draw much over 200W peak, even the 450W model should be vastly sufficient.


    Ok , thank you. But there is a problem. I opened pubg now and the pc shutted down again. I don't know why. I have turned off c6/c7 and c8 and the problem still exists.
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  26. Explicitly disabling the states in BIOS rules out the possibility that your motherboard enabled them. It is still entirely possible that your motherboard already disabled them on its own (in which case explicitly disabling them has no effect) and your PSU simply isn't good enough to handle even that anymore. Aging/dying PSUs is the most common cause of formerly stable systems suddenly starting to mysteriously reboot for no apparent reason, especially with lower quality PSUs.
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  27. Thank you. Can you tell me how to open pubg in window mode because when I open it , it is in fullscreen mode 1080p and pc shuts down. I want to open it in window mode to change the resolution into 720p.
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  28. I don't play FPS games, so no idea how to do anything in PUBG. If there is a way to change resolution without loading the game first, try googling it and you should be able to find it. It'll probably involve editing an init file somewhere or a registry entry.
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  29. Thank you for everything. I ordered the cx450m and I hope it will be all good when I install it in my system.
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  30. I have installed the psu almost a week now and the pc does not close. So the problem was the psu. I have not enable the c6/c7 and c8 states and I do not know if I will(please tell me if i should). And please tell me what answer to pick as the solution.
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  31. You should be able to enable them - or just put them on auto as they were by default. The worst that can happen is that you'll have to turn them back off.
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