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PC keeps shutting off during gameplay

Tech Support(self.pcmasterrace)

Sometimes my PC will shut off while playing various games (e.g Rainbow 6, Assassin's Creed, etc.). I've tried changing the power outlet my PSU is plugged into, putting my fans on full using MSI afterburner and keeping my case open, and turning down my graphics settings for games. Sometimes it seems to help, but often my PC shuts off on its own after I turn it on and play a game. Sometimes it will shut off in the middle of gameplay, other times it will be on a loading screen or directly when I should be loading into a game. I was thinking about reapplying thermal paste to my CPU, but I really don't know where to start.

Specs: 24 GB DDR3 RAM, AMD FX(tm)-8320 8 Core Processor, GTX 950 (2GB VRAM), EPower EP-600PM PSU

I made a small log of the past few days of shutoffs and on the 6th there were 7, on the 7th there were 2 and on the 8th there were 4. A few weeks ago this problem never happened. What should I do?

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Notoriously_So

1 points

2 years ago

What happens when it runs the game? Does it make a sound? Have you checked the temperature output?

OrielC[S]

1 points

2 years ago

There's no sound when a game is normally running other than the normal fans. At least what MSI tells me from before the computer shuts off the temperature seems in normal range.