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Wow... I have tried everything.

My 6870 forces my entire PC to reboot, with no BSOD or anything. My PC just reboots while I am playing any game. It does NOT do this while I am just doing light browsing, ONLY while gaming. I did not have this issue with my 5770, but ever since I got my MSI Twin Frozr II 6870 (4 days ago) I have had this issue.

Here is everything I have tried:

1. Reseat GPU and return to stock clocks. Did not to anything.

2. Completely uninstall and re-install drivers, both via Driver Sweeper and manually. Both of these things did not work.

3. Use old drivers. This did not work either

4. Buy a BRAND NEW GPU (I exchanged it for the same thing) and repeat steps 1-3. Did not do anything

Okay, I have come to the conclusion that this has to be a PSU issue. What else could it be? I don't have any either PSU to test it either.

How come this only started when I switched GPU's? I had my 5770 for 8 months with this PSU and it ran fine.
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Originally Posted by ComradeNF View Post
Wow... I have tried everything.

My 6870 forces my entire PC to reboot, with no BSOD or anything. My PC just reboots while I am playing any game. It does NOT do this while I am just doing light browsing, ONLY while gaming. I did not have this issue with my 5770, but ever since I got my MSI Twin Frozr II 6870 (4 days ago) I have had this issue.

Here is everything I have tried:

1. Reseat GPU and return to stock clocks. Did not to anything.

2. Completely uninstall and re-install drivers, both via Driver Sweeper and manually. Both of these things did not work.

3. Use old drivers. This did not work either

4. Buy a BRAND NEW GPU (I exchanged it for the same thing) and repeat steps 1-3. Did not do anything

Okay, I have come to the conclusion that this has to be a PSU issue. What else could it be? I don't have any either PSU to test it either.

How come this only started when I switched GPU's? I had my 5770 for 8 months with this PSU and it ran fine.
First: Are you sure that you don't have your OS set to automatically restart due to a BSOD?

From Googling I believe that you can check that setting here (I'm currently on Vista so I can't check to make sure this is correct):
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control panel >> system and security >> system >> advanced system settings >> startup and recovery settings >> untick 'auto restart' box

Do you have a digital multimeter laying around by any chance?
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First: Are you sure that you don't have your OS set to automatically restart due to a BSOD?

From Googling I believe that you can check that setting here (I'm currently on Vista so I can't check to make sure this is correct):



Do you have a digital multimeter laying around by any chance?
Wow... 10 threads on multiple different forums and you are the first person to notice that!!! I did have it set to auto restart! Should I play a game again for 10 minutes and post if a Blue Screen appears?

I don't have a digital multimeter... Nor do I know what that is
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Considering how low quality and outdated that PSU is I would venture to say that it is a failing PSU, or one that is being asked to provide more power than it can safely provide. I'm betting that replacing it with a 550-650 watter from the recommended PSU list here at OCN will fix the problem.

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