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Windows 7: Need help urgent please

02 Oct 2010   #1

64bit Windows 7 Ultimate
Need help urgent please

My pc shuts down on its own and restarts when i try to play a game,my drivers are up 2 date and my pc has allot of cooling.My specs are:

MB-Asus P6X58D Premium
Gfx- GTX 285 Black edition 1g
Ram - 2x4gig ddr3 1600mhz
CPU- Intel i7 950 3.06
HD- One 1 Terabyte
PSU-680W Thermaltake
OS- Windows 7 32bit

It runs perfectly when i play music or movies or even benchmark it,but as soon as i play a game for not even 5min it shuts down and restarts.Any suggestions on what to do??????

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02 Oct 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Shutdown as in how?

BSOD, error message?

Or just restart without any word about a problem?

Assuming you mean a straight out restart, with no errors, this is usually the sign of a PSU going bad.
Or it could be the CPU getting to hot.

I would run Prime 95 stress test and watch the tempratures closely. See what they look like after about 20min.
Unless of course getting to hot then stop it.

If errors, a dmp file would be good so those more experienced w/BSODS can take a look.

8Gigs of RAM in a 32bit system?
You'd be better off with a 64bit OS or remove 4Gigs.
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02 Oct 2010   #3

windows 7 home premium 64

1-Are you overclocking your system to run at 1600 speed?
2-You may have something not set correctly in your bias. IE Voltages or system set at extreme instead of turbo....etc.
3-Have you tampered with the video card settings or are they reset back to normal?

It is sort of hard to determine the problem based on what is given.
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02 Oct 2010   #4
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit

He has 2x4GB of Ram on a triple channel mother board.

Okay that will work with the Ram in A1 and B1.
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03 Oct 2010   #5

windows 7 home premium 64

I have the same MB. This is why I asked about the bias settings. It defaults to 1066 but you have to overclock it to run at 1600. I found this caused problems for me when I tried to run it at 1600 for video applications as I did not correctly set up the voltages.
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03 Oct 2010   #6

64bit Windows 7 Ultimate

I tiped to fast yesterday the ram is 1x 4gig,so its only 2 rams sticks of 2gig each,and no it doesnt give any error,it just shuts down and restarts,its not the heat of cpu,cause it runs at 27c on idle,i have a big cooler on it,and i didnt change or overclock anything,the 1600 is the speed that the ram goes,like 1333 or 2000 ext.When ever i play a game for 2 or 3 min it shuts down,but i can run a benchmark just fine and do everything else on it without the sutdown.And i have no idea what setting are in the bios
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03 Oct 2010   #7

64bit Windows 7 Ultimate

Thanx 4 the replies,i fixed the problem,turns out your PSU looses amp power over time(i dint know that) i bought a 1000w PSU and now the problems gone.Thanx again
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03 Oct 2010   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Thank You for updating us on the solution.

Glad you got resolved the problem
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