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Soooo, I was playing Dirt 3 as normal, and after 6 minutes of gameplay, my screen went funny, glitching everywhere and crashed, tried game again and woulden't run.

After 10minutes, it would work again, but 2 minutes after, my computer just switched off, "no power" On closer examination, I found out that my PSU was very warm too the touch, and it's never been like that before until now.

What would be the cause?
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Soooo, I was playing Dirt 3 as normal, and after 6 minutes of gameplay, my screen went funny, glitching everywhere and crashed, tried game again and woulden't run.

After 10minutes, it would work again, but 2 minutes after, my computer just switched off, "no power" On closer examination, I found out that my PSU was very warm too the touch, and it's never been like that before until now.

What would be the cause?
Well a glitching screen won't be caused by a RAM or the CPU failure/unstable OC, as both of those will bsod/hard reset the system.

My assumption is that either your PSU overheated/failed (An OCd 480 and Phenom II x6 will draw some serious watts, and the glitching could be from the GPU not getting enough power from the failing PSU), or it's some kind of GPU failure.

PSUs will get hot under max load, so that's not very abnormal.

It's probably your PSU though, in my opinion.
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Yeah, my guees was that, I'm running Furmark now, it's been running stable on Stock clocks for 5 minutes now, no glitches soo far, maybe too much Amps are being pulled from the 12V rail?
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Quick Update:

Iv'e just done Furmark Xtreme-Burn in on my GPU and Prime95 on my CPU together. Done for 10 minutes.

No problems so far... But I'm very baffled why my computer instantly powered off whilst I was playing Dirt 3
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Your GPU overclock could be unstable.
     
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Originally Posted by EpicPie View Post
Your GPU overclock could be unstable.
It could be, but it was at stock clocks at the time @ 1088mv, even if it was unstable, it woulden't power off my computer like that.

Normally when I found my card unstable, I found that the driver would reset it self, or give me a BSOD, but this was just something different
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