Hi I wanted to start this thread about my computer that shuts down as soon as certain games start.
I have an alienware Area 51 ALX
12 gb ram
amd 6990 saphire card (I have 2 but removed one and get the same problem)
CPU is liquid cooled
1.2 kw power supply
(Almost all the parts from the motherboard, video cards, radiator, fans, power supply, have been replaced already and the error continues.)
Troubleshooting I did:
Ran this dell mem test thing and all memory passed
Checked cpu using torture test with prime95: no errors
used GPU-Z: temps dont seem to get that high
The games dont even run this is on a clean install of windows 7 nothing else installed except fresh video card drivers
12.4 and steam. As soon as I switch this one game Cursed crusade for example to 1920x1080 resolution the computer just reboots, no bsod or anything. Other games once the game starts it reboots.
At this point they want me to do a system exchange, the problem is my machine they dont make anymore, which would mean downsizing to an alienware aurora that with dual 6990's I am pretty sure would melt. I would like to keep this system so I would rather find a solution since it may be something that I have not checked.
I see the same error as previously before doing a clean install. (also os is on diff hard drive now) I get event Id 41 kernel-power The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first this error could be caused if the system stopped responding, or lost power unexpectedly.