Originally Posted by Lithnor
Nah, not any closer together or anything. I just played Just cause 2 on Eyefinity for about an hour... since my last post at stock and it didn't restart me a single time.
So, I think I've definitely narrowed it down to being either a bad GPU overclock, or a lack of power. I'll get a kilowatt tester as soon as I can to test it.
Any ideas what the minimum should be? (This is always a tricky question.)
Minimum power for your system? You should be fine with that. There's a wattage calculator somewhere, go to the Overkill PSU club and there's a link there for calculating power needs. Great wattage calculator there.
Were you able to run Furmark and Prime together on the overclocked settings for an hour with no shut downs? How exactly did you test via Furmark and Prime (fyi its generally not recommended to test both at the same time, but in this case it might be a good option)?
I mean what I'd do is first play 2 hours of games on stock clocks to rule that out, then play 2 hours on a reduced but known stable OC (like just drop the clocks and leave the voltage). Just take it one step at a time, have a plan and a methodology and rule things out one at a time. Like taking components out of your computer when a brand new build is failing. You gotta pinpoint it.
Also get a temp monitoring utility that will log the GPU temps so if you crash you know the max temp. You said before you shut off the computer it was 100C, but what you really want to see is what the temp was when it shuts itself off.... for example if it was 99C last recorded when you reboot... you'll know that its not the GPU temp causing the shut downs. But if its 112C or something then its still possible.