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Windows 7: Shutdown/hardware failure, despite being able to play before

24 Jun 2012   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

GPU problems wouldn't shut down your PC as far as I know. I have the same issues where my GPU is constantly overheating and works at a minimum 70ºC; when it reaches the top critical temperature (around 90ºC) the graphics just start to fail, but the PC never shuts down by itself. In certain scenarios it freezes the OS completely, but never shuts down.

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24 Jun 2012   #12

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit with SP1


if all the video card stats are in the green, there is some other problem to be identified.
Although I do not see it.
Heat is usually a common problem, but your machine was OK and running!
Though there must be some malfunction, either in your hardware or software config, which we (I ;-) ) do not see.
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26 Jun 2012   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit

I re-installed my graphic drivers once again and opted for an earlier version instead of the latest - and to my surprise - no shut down! Very pleased. I am still going to order the replacement PSU, as I would like to extend the life of this for as long as possible. Many thanks to both of you for helping me resolve it.
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28 Jun 2012   #14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Ah, so it was the GPU drivers to begin with.

Well, glad you sorted it out :)
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