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Everytime I open a GPU intensive (and it seems it is Direct3D and not OpenGL everytime it happens) program, my PC will shut down. Sometimes it will then refuse to boot up until I unplug some stuff and/or let it rest for a bit. I have a feeling that my video card might be going out.

Anyone have any input?
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My main suspects:

PSU. This is my main suspect. Check voltages, etc. I think this one is failing on you. Spontaneous shutdowns are generally PSU related. When you put that 3D load on it, that PSU says bye bye.

Video card temps. A distance second. Maybe the card is just overheating. Not a likely cause. Artifacting and/or freezing would be a more likely symptom.

CPU temps. Check those also. Possibly the CPU is overheating. This might actually be a more likely cause than the video card overheating given the symptoms. However, not too likely either.

RAM maybe. Long shot, and not likely.
    
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My main suspects:

PSU. This is my main suspect. Check voltages, etc. I think this one is failing on you. Spontaneous shutdowns are generally PSU related. When you put that 3D load on it, that PSU says bye bye.

Video card temps. A distance second. Maybe the card is just overheating. Not a likely cause. Artifacting and/or freezing would be a more likely symptom.

CPU temps. Check those also. Possibly the CPU is overheating. This might actually be a more likely cause than the video card overheating given the symptoms. However, not too likely either.

RAM maybe. Long shot, and not likely.
Yeah, I am pretty sure it is the PSU, but I cannot get order a replacement until the 22nd. So... I am trying to rule out all suspects

Anyway, I am 95% sure it is the PSU, but I just want to check every possibility.
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can you disconnect components? Or maybe downclock the video card a bit?
    
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