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I have a rig that keeps shutti9ng down when I play Dota 2, but ONLY when I have my case shut. If I take the side of my cabinet off It will work, so I'm thinking it's a temp issue. I have overclocked nothing, and I'm struggling to find out WHY my PC is shutting down. I'm quite confident it's not the CPU since I've just bought a new CPU cooler, that keeps it at about 40-50C while gaming (it's an 8120FX). I'm not hearing my gfx fan, so I don't think it's that Either. The VX550 Corsair PSu is practically unused, so I can't really believe that it can be causing the problem. How do I debug? Are there any logs I can look through?
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I have a rig that keeps shutti9ng down when I play Dota 2, but ONLY when I have my case shut. If I take the side of my cabinet off It will work, so I'm thinking it's a temp issue. I have overclocked nothing, and I'm struggling to find out WHY my PC is shutting down. I'm quite confident it's not the CPU since I've just bought a new CPU cooler, that keeps it at about 40-50C while gaming (it's an 8120FX). I'm not hearing my gfx fan, so I don't think it's that Either. The VX550 Corsair PSu is practically unused, so I can't really believe that it can be causing the problem. How do I debug? Are there any logs I can look through?
If you have to take off the side, your case probably just has terrible airflow. How many case fans do you have?
    
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If you have to take off the side, your case probably just has terrible airflow. How many case fans do you have?

let me count... zero tongue.gif I think I'd better get me a new case then. TY.
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shuts down as in:
power gone nothing?
flickers and reboots?
freezes and no functionality?
you seem to have narrowed it down, when gaming can you leave HWMonitor
running to see the voltages and temps. usually windows writes a log in
Event Viewer about such issue. it wont exactly tell you the fault, but it could
be helpful in loacting the issue.

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I have a rig that keeps shutti9ng down when I play Dota 2, but ONLY when I have my case shut. If I take the side of my cabinet off It will work, so I'm thinking it's a temp issue. I have overclocked nothing, and I'm struggling to find out WHY my PC is shutting down. I'm quite confident it's not the CPU since I've just bought a new CPU cooler, that keeps it at about 40-50C while gaming (it's an 8120FX). I'm not hearing my gfx fan, so I don't think it's that Either. The VX550 Corsair PSu is practically unused, so I can't really believe that it can be causing the problem. How do I debug? Are there any logs I can look through?

which card you're running?
    
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Originally Posted by airdeano View Post

shuts down as in:
power gone nothing?
flickers and reboots?
freezes and no functionality?
you seem to have narrowed it down, when gaming can you leave HWMonitor
running to see the voltages and temps. usually windows writes a log in
Event Viewer about such issue. it wont exactly tell you the fault, but it could
be helpful in loacting the issue.

airdeano


Good advice.

 

I must say, though, that usually when your rig shuts down under load it is either from an overdrawn PSU or a PSU that is overdrawn because it is defective.

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